Nasim Hedayati, M.D., M.A.S., D.F.S.V.S., F.A.C.S. for UC Davis Health

Nasim Hedayati, M.D., M.A.S., D.F.S.V.S., F.A.C.S.

Professor, Department of Surgery

Medical Director, UC Davis Vein Center

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Vascular Surgery



Locations and Contact

Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center

Vascular Center
4860 Y St.
Sacramento, CA 95817

Get Directions

Phone: 916-734-3800

Additional Numbers

Clinic Fax


Physician Referrals

800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Philosophy of Care

Dr. Hedayati works closely with her patients to establish a foundation of trust and understanding, and optimizes their cardiovascular risk factors and encourages preventative care. She thoroughly discusses non-surgical and surgical options with patients and families so informed decisions are made as a team.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Hedayati's practice is focused on all aspects of vascular disease including treatment of venous disease and varicose veins, peripheral arterial disease, diabetic foot wounds, abdominal aortic aneurysm, and carotid artery disease. She uses the latest office-based non-invasive technologies to treat varicose veins and the latest endovascular as well as open surgical techniques for treatment of peripheral arterial disease, carotid artery disease, and abdominal aortic aneurysm.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Hedayati's research has focused on outcomes of minimally invasive endovascular peripheral arterial interventions compared to open bypass operations, treatment of patients with arterial and venous insufficiency. She is also interested in exploring outcomes of stem cell therapy for patients with advanced peripheral arterial disease. She has lectured nationally and internationally on her topics of research focus. She is involved in many academic societies and committees.


Vascular Surgery

Center/Program Affiliation

Cardiovascular Services
Vascular Center

Undergraduate School

B.S., Physiological Science, UCLA, Los Angeles CA 1993

Medical School

M.D., Chicago Medical School, Chicago IL 1998

Other School

M.S., Applied Physiology, Chicago Medical School, Chicago IL 1994

Other School

M.A.S., Clinical Research, UC Davis School of Medicine, Sacramento CA 2011


General Surgery, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland OH 1998-1999


General Surgery, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland OH 1999-2005


Vascular Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston TX 2005-2007

Distinguished Fellow, American Venous Forum, 2023

Distinguished Fellow, Society for Vascular Surgery, 2022

Nursing Excellence Award-Relationships and Teamwork, UC Davis Health, 2016

Women’s Leadership Training Grant, Society for Vascular Surgery, 2016

Appreciation Award-Mentoring Medical Research Fellowship Student, UC Davis School of Medicine, 2012

Harding JP, Hedayati N. Challenges of treating mixed arterial-venous disease of lower extremities. J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino). 2021 Oct;62(5):435-446. doi:10.23736/S0021-9509.21.11901-9. Epub 2021 Apr 21. PMID:33881286.

Charoenwoodhipong P, Li X, Hedayati N, Holt RR, Keen CL, Hackman RM. Effects of extruded and conventional sorghum flour on postprandial plasma amino acid and glucose patterns in adult men. J of Food Sci Nutr Res. 2021;4(3):213-236.

Simon M, Hedayati N, Pevec WC. Hybrid approach to aneurysms of the pancreaticoduodenal artery associated with the occlusion of the celiac axis. Ann Vasc Surg. 2017 Oct;44:414.e11-414.e14. doi:10.1016/j.avsg.2017.04.012. Epub 2017 May 4. PMID:28479432.

Kwong M, Allen AE, Carson JG, Freischlag JA, Hedayati N. Young female vascular surgeons more likely to enter academia. J Vasc Surg. 2017 Aug;66(2):649-660. doi:10.1016/j.jvs.2017.02.055. Epub 2017 Jun 2. PMID:28583730.

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. doi:10.1016/j.avsg.2015.04.089. Epub 2015 Jul 11. PMID:26169463.

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. doi:10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.114.013440. Epub 2015 Sep 11. PMID:26362632.

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. doi:10.1177/1538574415608269. Epub 2015 Oct 13. PMID:26462976.

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. doi:10.1177/1358863X15594683. Epub 2015 Jul 23. PMID:26206851.

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. doi:10.1016/j.ahj.2015.04.026. Epub 2015 May 2. PMID:26299239.