Photo of UC Davis Vascular Center Nurse Kristen ArmstrongKristen joined the UC Davis team and has served as the patient care coordinator for the vein program at the UC Davis vascular center clinic, since its opening in 2007. She overseas three individual clinics and works alongside the vascular center’s interventionalists, surgeons, and vascular technologists to ensure that high quality, organized care is maintained between the individual clinics.

Her contributions to the vein program have distinguished it as one of the largest treatment centers for venous disease. The program has opened the door to better treatment of rare venous diseases not diagnosed or treated by traditional vein programs.

Armstrong is responsible for developing an organized system that provides exceptional care to patients with venous disease. This includes patient education, procedure and continuing care tools. She developed the compression hose program that provides education, support and supplies to patients.

Armstrong received her bachelor's degree in nursing from California State University, Chico in 1990. She has focused her career on the care of pre and post surgical patients in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Kristen‘s additional interventional radiology and conscious sedation experience has allowed her to provide exceptional care to patients with complex medical histories. She uses her Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support certifications to oversee care of patients having various clinic procedures.

Her expertise in this field has given Kristen the opportunity to provide both conference and published education to both patients and health care professionals. Kristen feels that taking time to listen to and educate our patients is instrumental to ensure the best practices for patient care.

Kristen is an avid dancer who is actively involved with the Capitol Swing Dancers and many other societies within the dance community.