Nasim Hedayati, M.D., M.A.S., F.A.C.S., R.P.V.I.

Nasim Hedayati, M.D., M.A.S., F.A.C.S., R.P.V.I.


Vascular Surgery




  • Professor
  • Medical Director of the Vein Center


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Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center

4860 Y St., Suite 2200
Sacramento, CA 95817
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Additional Phone Numbers

Clinic Phone: 916-734-1300
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 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.

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, abdominal aortic aneurysm, and carotid artery disease. She uses the latest office-based non-invasive technologies to treat varicose veins and the latest endovascular 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 vascular disease.


Vascular Surgery

Center/Program Affiliation

Cardiovascular Services
Vascular Center


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

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

B.S., UCLA, Los Angeles CA 1993

Internship: Surgery, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland OH 1998-1999


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


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

Board Certifications

American Board of Surgery - General Surgery,

American Board of Surgery - Vascular Surgery,

Professional Memberships

American College of Surgeons

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

University of California 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

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.

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.

Smeds MR, Duncan AA, Harlander-Locke MP, Lawrence PF, Lyden S, Fatima J. Vascular Low-Frequency Disease Consortium. J Vasc Surg. 2016;63(2):332-40.

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. 215;30:123-31.

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.

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.