Steven Maximus, M.D. for UC Davis Health

Steven Maximus, M.D.

Assistant Professor

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Vascular Surgery

Surgery - General



Locations and Contact

Vascular Center

4860 Y St.
Sacramento, CA 95817

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Additional Numbers

Physician Referrals

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

Philosophy of Care

I strongly believe that my role as a physician is to provide my patients with as much clear information as possible so that they can make the best decision based on their individual goals, priorities and beliefs. As a former high school teacher, I see it as part of my duty to explain different treatment options in a way that is clear and understandable. I pride myself on my ability to explain complex disease processes and the treatment options available in a clear and easy to understand manner. I respect my patients wishes, and I understand that every patient has different needs and priorities. I will always do everything I can to ensure that my patient is getting the best possible care that is tailored to their specific needs and wishes. My job is to provide my patients with the most up to date information, and help them make their own decisions regarding their care.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Maximus has a strong interest in cutting edge technology, but is data driven. He believes in using well studied, safe effective procedures. He enjoys all aspects of vascular surgery, and board certified in general surgery. Dr. Maximus enjoys learning and utilizing new technology in order to provide the safest, most effective and data proven care. He received his medical degree from the University of California, Davis. After completion of his general surgery residency at the University of California Irvine, he completed a rigorous vascular surgery fellowship at the University of Chicago, where he was able to collaborate and learn from vascular surgeons from all over the world.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Maximus research interests include outcome data regarding endovascular treatment for both peripheral arterial disease and limb salvage, as well as aortic aneurysm repair. He is also extremely interested in long term outcomes of new treatments, and comparing these to standard treatments in vascular surgery. Dr. Maximus is extremely interested in long term outcomes of complex endovascular aortic aneurysm repair.  As a former high school teacher, he has a strong interest in medical education, and continued in this role in medical career as the associate program director of the UC Davis Vascular Surgery Residency program. He has multiple publications in peer reviewed journals, and enjoy contributing to the growing literature in surgery and vascular surgery.


Vascular Surgery

Center/Program Affiliation

Vascular Center

Undergraduate School

B.S., UCLA, Los Angeles CA 2003

Medical School

M.D., UC Davis School of Medicine, Sacramento CA 2011


General Surgery, UC Irvine Medical Center, Irvine CA 2011-2012


General Surgery, UC Irvine Medical Center, Irvine CA 2012-2017


Vascular Surgery, University of Chicago, Chicago IL 2017-2019

Golden Scalpel Award, University of California Irvine Medical Center, Department of Surgery, 2017

General Surgery Teaching Resident of the Year,

Maximus S, Skelly C, Milner R. Velocities of Type 2 Endoleaks on Doppler Ultrasonography Predict Outcome. Journal of Vascular Surgery. 2020 May;71(5):1719-1725.

Maximus S. Milner R. Pieces of a Puzzle. Anatomy and Parallel Grafts. European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery. 2019 April;43:41.

Maximus S, Milner R. Not Your Typical Steal Syndrome – Traumatic Superior Mesenteric Arteriovenous Fistula Causing Acute Bowel Ischaemia. European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery. 2018 June;39:62.

Maximus S, Milliken J, Khan J, Shemin R, Carey J. Implementation of Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement in California: Impact on Aortic Valve Surgery. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. 2018 April;155(4):1447-145.

Maximus S, Figueroa C, Whealon M, Pham J, Kuncir E, Barrios C. eFAST for Pneumothorax:Real-life Application in an Urban Level 1 Center by Trauma Team Members. The American Surgeon. 2018 February;1:84(2):220-224.

Gahagan JV, Maximus S, Phelan MJ, Demirjian A, Joe VC. Analysis of ERCP after Positive Intraoperative Cholangiogram. The American Surgeon. 2016 October;82(10):921-925.

Maximus S, Figueroa C, Pham J, Kuncir E, Barrios C. DUI Histories in Intoxicated Bicyclists. Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. 2016 October;81(4):638-43.

Maximus S, Danielsen B, Khan J, Shemin R, Carey J, Milliken J. Defining Operative Mortality: Impact on Outcome Reporting. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. 2016 April;151(4):1101-10.

Maximus S, Phelan M, Joe VC. Patients with Burns vs. Patients with Complex Skin and Soft Tissue Disease: An Analysis of Outcomes in the United States. J Burn Care Res. 2016 Mar-Apr;37(2):e125-30.

Maximus S, Nguyen DV, Mu Y, Calhoun RF, Cooke DT. Size of Stage IIIA primary lung cancers and survival: a surveillance, epidemiology and end results database analysis. The American Surgeon. 2012 November;78 (11):1232-7.