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Christopher D. Owens, M.D., M.Sc.

Associate Professor of Surgery
Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

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Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, UCSF
400 Parnassus Avenue, A-6110
San Francisco, CA 94143-0957
Phone: (415) 353-2357
Fax: (415) 353-2669
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  • 1986-1990, Indiana University, B.S., Chemistry/Biology
  • 1994-1998, Indiana University, M.D.
  • 2005-2007, Harvard Medical School, M.Sc.
  • 1998-1999, Beth Israel Deaconness Medical Center, Intern, General Surgery
  • 1999-2003, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Resident, General Surgery
  • 2003-2004, St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Clinical Fellowship, Vascular Medicine and Endovascular Surgery
  • 2004-2006, Brigham and Women's Hospital, John Homans Fellow, Vascular and endovascular Surgery
  • American Board of Surgery, 2006
  • American Board of Surgery, Vascular Surgery, 2008
  • Exploring novel drugs or biologics designed to prevent vein graft failure and restenosis after angioplasty and stenting
  • Temporal sequence of the physiological, biomechanical, and biochemical changes during vein graft healing
  • Vein graft endothelial function

Dr. Christopher Owens received his undergraduate and medical degree from Indiana University. He went on to complete a general surgery residency and vascular surgery fellowship at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, MA. In addition, he completed a clinical fellowship in vascular medicine and endovascular surgery from St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Boston, MA.

Dr. Owens' clinical interests include peripheral artery disease (PAD), thoracic and abdominal aortic aneurysms, carotid artery disease, and dialysis access procedues. He is particularly interested in lower extremity limb revascularization for patients with PAD and critical limb ischemia (CLI).

Dr. Owens' research is focused on exploring novel drugs or biologics designed to prevent vein graft failure and restenosis after angioplasty and stenting. He is pursuing a better understanding of the factors that modify vein graft remodeling to the arterial environment, and a better appreciation of adaptive physiology and healing kinetics. Dr. Owens hopes to gain insights into the temporal sequence of the physiological, biomechanical and biochemical challenges during veing graft healing. He is currently the PI of an NIH-funded research project studying endothelial function and vein graft remodeling.

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