The University of California, Davis Medical Center brings state-of-the-art vascular care to patients throughout Central and Northern California. The Medical Center offers the latest in medical technology and innovation, but it is the uniquely qualified team of professionals that care for patients with vascular disease that makes UC Davis the place to go. The Division of Vascular Surgery at UC Davis Medical Center has grown to become the largest vascular specialty group in the region. The Division is committed to supporting UC Davis Medical Center in its emerging role as a nationally-recognized tertiary care referral center, providing state-of-the-art care for patients with all types of vascular diseases. The facultyall fellowship trained in vascular surgery at world-renowned centerscare for patients with all types of blood vessel diseases. Patients with common vascular problems, and those with the most complex, seek care at UC Davis. The Divisions clinical services include all …elements of vascular care: --Diagnostic evaluations and medical management --Non-invasive vascular testing --Surgical care --Diagnostic angiography and endovascular therapeutics (minimally invasive procedures --Inpatient services and critical care. Education programs, clinical and basic science research, and service to the University and its surrounding communities are the other core elements of the Divisions mission.
Dr. Dawson specializes in vascular and endovascular surgery, including carotid artery surgery and stenting; aortic aneurysm repair; and treatment of mesenteric and renal artery disease, venous disorders, diabetic foot problems, and other complex circulation disorders. He is internationally recognized for his work with peripheral artery disease affecting the leg and foot, including treatment of claudication. Dr. Dawson completed fellowship training in vascular surgery at the University of Washington, Seattle, in 1992, and also was an endovascular surgery fellow at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, in 2001. He is a decorated Air Force veteran who, prior to joining the faculty at UC Davis, worked at NASA as chief of the Medical Sciences Division at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. His expertise in aviation and space medicine complements his interest in applying advanced technologies to health care. Dr. Dawson has ongoing clinical research programs in peripheral artery disease management. He has authored numerous journal articles, written seven book chapters, and frequently lectures at both national and international conferences.