Nasim Hedayati, M.D., M.A.S., M.S.
- Medical Director, UC Davis Vein Center
- Professor, Department of Surgery
Philosophy of Care
Dr. Hedayati works closely with her patients to establish a foundation of trust and optimizes their cardiovascular risk factor modifications and preventative care. She thoroughly discusses surgical and non-surgical options with patients and families so informed decisions are made as a team.
Dr. Hedayati's practice is focused on all aspects of vascular disease including treatment of venous disease and varicose veins, peripheral arterial disease, 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.
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 peripheral arterial disease.
M.D., Chicago Medical School, Chicago IL 1998
M.S., Chicago Medical School, Chicago IL 1994
M.A.S., UC Davis School of Medicine, Sacramento CA 2011
B.S., UCLA, Los Angeles CA 1993
Internship: 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
American Board of Surgery - General Surgery, 2016
American Board of Surgery - Vascular Surgery, 2018
Medical Board of California,
Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation,
American College of Surgeons - Fellow
American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography
American Venous Forum
Association of VA Surgeons
Association of Women Surgeons
Society for Vascular Surgery
Western Vascular Society
Honors and Awards
UC Davis Health, Nursing Excellence Award-Relationships and Teamwork, 2017
Society for Vascular Surgery�s Women�s Leadership Training Grant, 2016
UC Davis School of Medicine Appreciation Award-Mentoring Medical Research Fellowship Student, 2012
Mentored Clinical Research Training Program (K30), Masters of Advanced Study (MAS) in Clinical Research, 2009, 2010, 2011
Molecular Surgeon Young Investigator Award, Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, 2006
Annual Resident Research Competition, Cleveland Surgical Society, Second Place Award. Cleveland, OH, 2002
C. Walton Lillehei Resident Forum Presentation, American Association for Thoracic Surgery, San Diego, CA, 2001
Select Recent Publications
Kwong M, Hedayati N, Freischlag JA. Cervical Rib Resection. Cervical Spine Surgery: Standard and Advanced Techniques. Cervical Spine Research Society-Europe Instructional Surgical Atlas, Springer, Cham. 2019;58:381-387.
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.
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.
Smeds MR, Duncan AA, Harlander-Locke MP, Lawrence PF, Lyden S, Fatima J, Eskandari MK, Vascular Low-Frequency Disease Consortium. Treatment and outcomes of aortic endograft infection. J Vasc Surg. 2016;63(2):332-40. doi:10.1016/j.jvs.2015.08.113.
Humphries MD, A Brunson A, N Hedayati, P Romano, J Melnikow. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.