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Michael S. Conte, M.D.

Professor and Chief,
Division of Vascular & Endovascular Surgery
Edwin J. Wylie, M.D. Chair in Vascular Surgery
Co-Director, UCSF Heart and Vascular Center
Co-Director, UCSF Center for Limb Preservation

Contact Information

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

Education

  • 1978-82, Boston University, B.S., Biomedical Engineering
  • 1982-86, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, M.D., Medicine

Residencies

  • 1986-88, New York Hospital, Cornell Medical Center, Junior Resident, General Surgery
  • 1988-89, New York Hospital, Cornell Medical Center, Senior Resident, General Surgery
  • 1991-92, New York Hospital, Cornell Medical Center, Senior Resident, General Surgery
  • 1992-93, New York Hospital, Cornell Medical Center, Chief Resident, General Surgery

Fellowships

  • 1989-91, Brigham and Women's Hospital/Harvard, Research Fellow, Vascular Surgery
  • 1993-94, Harvard Medical School, Fellow, Vascular Surgery
  • 1993-94, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Fellow, Vascular Surgery

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery, General Surgery, 1994
  • American Board of Surgry, Vascular Surgery, 1996

Program Affiliations

  • Cardiovascular Research Institute (CVRI)
  • UCSF Heart and Vascular Center

Biography

Dr. Michael Conte received his medical degree in 1986 at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He completed his surgical residency at New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center in 1993, which included a two year research fellowship at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston. He completed his vascular surgery training in 1994 as the John Homans Fellow at BWH and Harvard Medical School (HMS), in Boston.

Dr. Conte was an Assistant Professor of Surgery at Yale University from 1994-1997, and a member of the Boyer Center for Molecular Medicine. Subsequently he returned to BWH where he served as Assistant Professor (1997-2001) and then Associate Professor (2001-2008 ) of Surgery at HMS. From 2002-2008, he was the Director of Vascular Surgical Research at BWH and from 2005-2008, he was Co-Director of the Clinical Trials Group at the Center for Surgery and Public Health (a joint initiative between HMS, BWH, and the Harvard School for Public Health).

Dr. Conte is a member of many professional organizations, including the Society for Vascular Surgery and the Society of University Surgeons. Dr. Conte has also been an invited lecturer for many regional, national, and international meetings and conferences. In 2006, he received the Distinguished Achievement Award from the New York Weill Cornell Medical Center Alumni Council. He is on the Editorial Board for Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Vascular Medicine, Journal of Vascular Surgery, and Vascular. He has served as an Associate Editor for Circulation.

Awards & Honors

  • T1 Catalyst Award Finalist 2012 T1 Catalyst Award Finalist, UCSF Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI), 2012 UCSF Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI)
  • Best Doctors in America 2009 Best Doctors in America, Best Doctors, Inc., 2009 Best Doctors, Inc.
  • Best Doctors in Boston 2007 Best Doctors in Boston, Best Doctors, Inc., 2007 Best Doctors, Inc.
  • Distinguished Achievement Award 2006 Distinguished Achievement Award, New York Weill Cornell Medical Center Alumni Council, 2006 New York Weill Cornell Medical Center Alumni Council
  • Mentored Clinical Scientist Development Award 1999 Mentored Clinical Scientist Development Award, NHLBI/Lifeline, 1999 NHLBI/Lifeline
  • Fellowship Award 1997 1999 Fellowship Award, American Surgical Association Foundation, 1997-1999 American Surgical Association Foundation
  • Research Award 1988 Research Award, Lifeline Foundation, 1988 Lifeline Foundation
  • Alpha Omega Alpha 1986 Alpha Omega Alpha, Medical Honor Society, 1986 Medical Honor Society
  • Tau Beta Pi 1982 Tau Beta Pi, National Engineering Honor Society, 1982 National Engineering Honor Society
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Research Overview

Dr. Conte's clinical interests include diseases of the aorta and its major branches, aneurysms, carotid artery disease, and peripheral artery disease (PAD). He is particularly interested in diabetic vascular disease, and in complex revascularization to preserve limb function and prevent amputation in patients with advanced forms of PAD. He had led the largest multicenter clinical trial to date examining the outcomes of leg bypass surgery in patients with severe PAD and is nationally and internationally recognized for his leadership in this area.

Dr. Conte's research is focused on developing new molecular therapies to improve the long-term results of cardiovascular procedures. His translational research program includes basic laboratory investigations as well as prospective clinical trials to study the causes of failure of angioplasty and bypass surgery and develop new approaches to stratify patients at risk.

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