Dr. Clouse specializes in vascular and endovascular surgery, including open surgical reconstruction and endovascular therapies for diseases of the abdominal and thoracic aorta, renal and mesenteric arteries, aortic arch branch vessels, carotid and vertebral arteries, and the extremity vessels. He is a decorated active duty USAF surgeon and is the consultant to the Air Force Surgeon General for the specialty. He is internationally recognized for his work on aortic disease, and the management of vascular trauma. He has written numerous journal articles and book chapters and lectures at national and international meetings. His clinical interests include open and endovascular therapies for aortic, aortic branch, and cerebrovascular disease.
4860 Y St., Suite 3400
Sacramento, CA 95817
B.A., University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, 1990
Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota, 1996-1997
American Board of Surgery, Vascular Surgery, 2004
Mayo Alumni Association
MGH Surgical Society
Peripheral Vascular Surgery Society
Society for Military Vascular Surgery
Society of Air Force Clinical Surgeons
Southern Association for Vascular Surgery
Select Recent Publications:
Brounts L.R., Singh N., Curry T., Kellicut D., Clouse W.D., Andersen C.Vascular Surgery Knowledge and Exposure Obtained During Medical School and the Potential Impact on Career Decisions. J Vasc Surg 2010; 51: 252-8.
Burkhardt G.E., Rasmussen T.E., Propper B.W., Lopez P.L, Gifford S.M., Clouse W.D. A National Survey of Evolving Management Patterns for Vascular Injury. J Surg Ed 2010; 66:239-47.
Clouse W.D. Endovascular Repair of Thoracic Aortic Injury: Current Thoughts and Technical Considerations. Sem Interv Radiol 2010; 27(1):55-67.
Propper B.W., Rasmussen T.E., Gifford S.M, Burkhardt G.E., Clouse W.D. Temporal Changes of Aortic Neck Morphology in Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms. J Vasc Surg 2010;51:1111-5.
Clouse W.D., Cambria R.P. Complex Aortic Aneurysm: Pararenal, Suprarenal and Thoracoabdominal. In: Hallett J., Mills J., Earnshaw J., Reekers J., Rooke T., editors. Comprehensive Vascular and Endovascular Surgery. 2nd edition. Philadelphia: Elsevier; 2009.
Gifford S.M, Elisaon J.L, Clouse W.D., Spencer J.R., Burkhardt G.E., Propper B.W., Dixon P.S., Zarzabal L.A., Gelfond J.A., Rasmussen T.E. Early versus delayed restoration of flow with temporary vascular shunt reduces circulating markers of injury in a porcine model. J Trauma 2009;67(2):259-65.
Gifford S.M., Aidinian G., Clouse W.D., Fox C.J., Jones W.T., Zarzabal L.A., Michalek J.E., Propper B.W., Burkhardt G.E., Rasmussen T.E. Effect of Temporary Shunting on Extremity Vascular Injury: An Outcome Analysis from the Global War on Terror Vascular Injury Initiative. J Vasc Surg 2009;50(3):549-56.
Kauvar D.S., White J.M., Johnson C.A, Jones W.T, Rasmussen T.E., Clouse W.D. Endovascular versus Open Management of Blunt Traumatic Aortic Disruption at Two Military Trauma Centers: Comparison of In-Hospital Variables. Military Medicine 2009; 174:869-73.
Rasmussen T.E., Clouse W.D., Peck M.A., Bowser A.N., Eliason J.L., Cox M.W., Woodward E.B., Jones W.T., Jenkins D.H. Development and Implementation of Endovascular Capabilities in Wartime. J Trauma 2008;64:1169-76.
Woodward E.B., Clouse W.D., Eliason J.L., Jones W. T. III, Peck, M.A., Bowser A.N., Cox M.W., Jenkins D.H., Smith D.L., Rasmussen T.E. Penetrating Femoropopliteal Injury During Modern Warfare: Experience of the Balad Vascular Registry. J Vasc Surg 2008;47:1259-65.