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UC Davis Vascular Center

Nasim Hedayati, M.D., MAS, FACS, RPVI View profile as PDF

Nasim  Hedayati

Philosophy of Care

Dr. Hedayati believes that the key elements for successful treatment of vascular diseases include risk factor modification, tailoring of the endovascular or open surgical procedures to individual patient needs and comorbidities, and patient education. She greatly values open communication with the patient and family members in understanding expectations and formulating a treatment plan.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Hedayati  specializes in complex vascular surgery, including revascularization of lower extremity arterial occlusive disease using endovascular and open techniques, aortic aneurysm repair,  treatment of mesenteric and renal artery disease and treatment of varicose veins. 

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Hedayati's research interests include outcomes of open bypass and endovascular procedures for lower extremity arterial disease with emphasis on effects of gender and race/ethnicity and the use of stem cells for the treatment of severe arterial disease of lower extremities. She also has a strong research interest in outcomes of treatment of varicose veins and complex venous disease.


Associate Professor
Co-Director of the Vein Center


Surgery - General, Surgery - Vascular and Endovascular, Vascular and Endovascular Care


Vascular Surgery


Vascular Surgery Clinic
UC Davis Medical Group, Davis


Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center
Vascular Center
4860 Y St., Suite 2100
Sacramento, CA 95817
Driving Directions
Phone: 916-734-3800

UC Davis Medical Group - Davis (West Covell Boulevard)
2440 West Covell Blvd, Suite 104
Davis, CA 95616
Driving Directions
Phone: 530-747-3000

Additional Phone:

Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Other Languages:

Farsi (Persian)


M.D., M.A.S., F.A.C.S., Chicago Medical School, Chicago IL 1998
B.S., UCLA, Los Angeles CA 1993


Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland OH 1999


Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland OH 2005


Baylor College of Medicine, Houston TX 2007

Board Certifications:

American Board of Surgery, 2006

Professional Memberships:

American College of Surgeons
American Venous Forum
Association for Academic Surgery
Society for Vascular Surgery
Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Society
Western Vascular Society

Select Honors and Awards:

California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, Co-clinical investigator, 2012

Mentored Clinical Research Training Program (K30), 2015

UC Davis School of Medicine Appreciation Award-Mentoring Medical Research Fellowship Student, 2015

Select Recent Publications:

Humphries MD, Brunson A, Hedayati N, Romano P, Melnkow J. Amputation Risk in Patients with Diabetes Mellitus and Peripheral Artery Disease Using Statewide Data. Ann Vasc Surg. 2016 Jan;30:123-31.

Hedayati N, Brunson A, Li CS, Baker AC, Pevec WC, White RH, Romano PS. Do Women Have Worse Amputation-Free Survival Than Men Following Endovascular Procedures for Peripheral Arterial Disease? An Evaluation of the California State-Wide Database. Vasc Endovascular Surg. 2015 Oct;49(7):166-74.

Tsai TT, Rehring TF, Rogers RK, Shetterly SM, Wagner NM, Gupta R, Jazaeri O, Hedayati N, Jones WS, Patel MR, Ho PM, Go AS, Magid DJ. The Contemporary Safety and Effectiveness of Lower Extremity Bypass Surgery and Peripheral Endovascular Interventions in the Treatment of Symptomatic Peripheral Arterial Disease. Circulation. 2015 Nov 24;132(21):1999-2011. Epub 2015 Sep 11.

Hedayati N, Carson JG, Chi YW, Link D. Management of mixed arterial venous lower extremity ulceration: A review. Vasc Med. 2015 Oct;20(5):479-86.

Jones WS, Patel MR, Tsai TT, Go AS, Gupta R, Hedayati N, Ho PM, Jazaeri O, Rehring TF, Rogers RK, Shetterly SM, Wagner NM, Magid DJ. Anatomic runoff score predicts cardiovascular outcomes in patients with lower extremity peripheral artery disease undergoing revascularization. Am Heart J. 2015 Aug;170(2):400-8.

Loja MN, Brunson A, Li CS, Carson JG, White RH, Romano PS, Hedayati N. Racial disparities in outcomes of endovascular procedures for peripheral arterial disease: an evaluation of California hospitals, 2005-2009. Ann Vasc Surg. 2015 Jul;29(5):950-9. 

Hedayati N, MD Humphries, W Zhou. Gender and outcomes of carotid artery interventions. Vascular and Endovascular Surgery 2014; 48(2):99-105.

Babadi-Akashe Z, Zamani BE, Abedini Y, Akbari H, Hedayati N. The Relationship between Mental Health and Addiction to Mobile Phones among University Students of Shahrekord, Iran. Addict Health. 2014 Summer-Autumn;6(3-4):93-9.

McCoach CE, EJ Armstrong, U Javed, D Anderson, KK Yeo, S Singh, N Hedayati, JR Laird. Gender-related variation in clinical presentation and outcomes of percutaneous intervention for critical limb ischemia. Vascular Medicine 2013; 18(1):19-26.

Baker AC, V Chew, CS Li, TC Lin, DL Dawson, WC Pevec, N Hedayati. Application of Duplex Ultrasound in Determining In-stent Stenosis During Surveillance after Mesenteric Artery Revascularization. J of Vascular Surgery 2012;56(5):1364-71.

To see if Nasim Hedayati is accepting new patients, or for assistance finding a UC Davis doctor, please call 800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284).