Shaun M. Gifford, M.D. for UC Davis Health

Shaun M. Gifford, M.D.

Assistant Clinical Professor - Volunteer

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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. Gifford believes in the complete care of vascular patients. This begins with the thorough evaluation of each patients problem, and the development of a care plan that encompasses lifestyle alteration, medical, and surgical management. He believes the individualization of care is the most important aspect that leads to a successful outcome.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Gifford is a vascular and endovascular surgeon specializing in disorders of the arterial and venous system. His clinical interest is in advanced minimally invasive procedures of the aorta and lower extremity.


Vascular Surgery

Center/Program Affiliation

Vascular Center

Undergraduate School

B.S., State University of New York at Geneseo, Geneseo NY 2001

Medical School

M.D., University of Buffalo School of Medicine, Buffalo NY 2005

Other School

M.S., Clinical Investigation, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio TX 2009


General Surgery, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio TX 2005-2006


General Surgery, San Antonio Military Medical Center, San Antonio TX 2009-2012


General Surgery, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio TX 2006-2007


Vascular Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester MN 2012-2014

Region 13 (Military) Committee on Trauma Resident winner, Poster Finalist - Vascular Annual Meeting, 2013

Trauma paper competition - 1st place, American College of Surgery Committee on Trauma Meeting, 2011

Basic Science paper competition - 1st place, 56th Annual Society of Air Force Clinical Surgeons, 2010

J. Bradley Aust Surgical Society, 2009

Joseph H. Baugh - Resident Clinical Research Award, Society of Vascular Surgery Traveling Scholarship Recipient, 2009

Trauma paper competition - 1st place, 26th Annual USU Surgical Associates Day, 2009

Paul W. Myers: Excellence in basic science research - 1st place, 55th Annual Society of Air Force Clinical Surgeons, 2009

55th Annual Society of Air Force Clinical Surgeons Meeting, 2009

House Staff Council - Appointed General Surgery Representative, 2008

San Antonio Vascular Surgery Society research award - 1st place, 2007, 2008

Guice JL, Gifford SM, Hata K, Shi X, Propper BW, Kauvar DS. Analysis of Limb Outcomes by Management of Concomitant Vein Injury in Military Popliteal Artery Trauma. Ann Vasc Surg. 2020 Jan;62:51-56. doi:10.1016/j.avsg.2019.05.007. Epub 2019 Jun 13. PMID:31201972.

Propper BW, Gifford S, Hislop S, Clemens M, Arthurs ZM. Successful Use of Nellix and Endovascular Aortic Sealing Technology for Treatment of Aortic Rupture in a Porcine Model. Ann Vasc Surg. 2018 Jan;46:187-192. doi:10.1016/j.avsg.2017.07.035. Epub 2017 Sep 6. PMID:28887237.

Gifford SM, Fleming MD, Mendes BC, Stauffer KC, De Martino RR, Oderich GS, Gloviczki P, Bower TC. Impact of femoropopliteal endovascular interventions on subsequent open bypass. J Vasc Surg. 2016 Sep;64(3):623-8. doi:10.1016/j.jvs.2016.03.467. Epub 2016 Jun 8. PMID:27288105.

Gifford SM, Duncan AA, Greiten LE, Gloviczki P, Oderich GS, Kalra M, Fleming MD, Bower TC. The natural history and outcomes for thoracic and abdominal penetrating aortic ulcers. J Vasc Surg. 2016 May;63(5):1182-8. doi:10.1016/j.jvs.2015.11.050. Epub 2016 Feb 3. PMID:26852004.

Gifford SM, Arthurs ZM. Damage control vascular surgery in the austere environment. Cur Trauma Rep. 2016 Mar;2:1-6. doi:10.1007/s40719-016-0036-0.

Watson JD, Houston R 4th, Morrison JJ, Gifford SM, Rasmussen TE. A retrospective cohort comparison of expanded polytetrafluorethylene to autologous vein for vascular reconstruction in modern combat casualty care. Ann Vasc Surg. 2015;29(4):822-9. doi:10.1016/j.avsg.2014.12.026. Epub 2015 Feb 28. PMID:25736203.

Watson JD, Gifford SM, Clouse WD. Biochemical markers of acute limb ischemia, rhabdomyolysis, and impact on limb salvage. Semin Vasc Surg. 2014 Dec;27(3-4):176-81. doi:10.1053/j.semvascsurg.2015.01.007. Epub 2015 Jan 29. PMID:26073828.

Gifford SM, Kalra M, Gloviczki P, Duncan AA, Oderich GS, Fleming MD, Harmsen S, Bower TC. Reflux in the below-knee great saphenous vein can be safely treated with endovenous ablation. J Vasc Surg Venous Lymphat Disord. 2014 Oct;2(4):397-402. doi:10.1016/j.jvsv.2014.04.004. Epub 2014 May 24. PMID:26993545.

Gifford SM, Sarr MG, Kamath PS. Mesenteric Venous Thrombosis (MVT). Treatment Mesenteric Vascular Disease: Current Therapy, Springer Science & Business Media. 2014:325-336.

Sarr MG, Gifford SM, Kamath PS. Mesenteric Venous Thrombosis (MVT) Etiopathogenesis. Mesenteric Vascular Disease: Current Therapy, Springer Science & Business Media. 2014:295-308.