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Christopher Owens, M.D.

Vascular surgeon

Dr. Christopher Owens is a vascular surgeon in the Center for Limb Preservation, which is part of the UCSF Heart and Vascular Center. Owens specializes in the treatment of peripheral artery disease (PAD), thoracic and abdominal aortic aneurysms, carotid artery disease, and dialysis access procedures. He is particularly interested in treating patients with vascular problems in the lower leg.

Owens earned a medical degree at Indiana University School of Medicine. He completed a general surgery residency and vascular surgery fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. He completed a clinical fellowship in vascular medicine and endovascular surgery at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Boston. In his research Owens explores drugs to prevent vein graft failure and restenosis after angioplasty and stenting. He is an assistant professor of surgery at UCSF.

Clinics

Center for Limb Preservation
400 Parnassus Ave., Room A-6110
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 353-2357
Fax: (415) 353-2669

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. — 5 p.m.

More about Christopher Owens

Education

Indiana University School of Medicine 1998

Residencies

Brigham & Womens Hospital 2003
St. Elizabeth Hospital 2004

Fellowships

Brigham & Womens Hospital 2006

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Weinstein S, Mabray MC, Aslam R, Hope T, Yee J, Owens C. Intraoperative sonography during carotid endarterectomy: normal appearance and spectrum of complications. J Ultrasound Med. 2015 May; 34(5):885-94.
  2. Hope MD, Gasper WJ, Rapp J, Owens CD, Haraldsson H, Saloner D. Vascular Inflammation in a Growing Iliac Artery Aneurysm. Clin Nucl Med. 2015 Feb 11.
  3. Alley H, Owens CD, Gasper WJ, Grenon SM. Ultrasound assessment of endothelial-dependent flow-mediated vasodilation of the brachial artery in clinical research. J Vis Exp. 2014; (92).
  4. Chong KC, Owens CD, Park M, Alley HF, Boscardin WJ, Conte MS, Gasper WJ, Grenon SM. Relationship between kidney disease and endothelial function in peripheral artery disease. J Vasc Surg. 2014 Dec; 60(6):1605-11.
  5. Walker JP, Nosova E, Sigovan M, Rapp J, Grenon MS, Owens CD, Gasper WJ, Saloner DA. Ferumoxytol-Enhanced Magnetic Resonance Angiography is a Feasible Method for the Clinical Evaluation of Lower Extremity Arterial Disease. Ann Vasc Surg. 2015 Jan; 29(1):63-8.
  6. Nosova EV, Chong KC, Alley HF, Harris WS, Boscardin WJ, Conte MS, Owens CD, Grenon SM. Clinical correlates of red blood cell omega-3 fatty acid content in male veterans with peripheral arterial disease. J Vasc Surg. 2014 Nov; 60(5):1325-31.
  7. Walker JP, Hiramoto JS, Gasper WJ, Auyang P, Conte MS, Rapp JH, Lovett DH, Owens CD. Vitamin D deficiency is associated with mortality and adverse vascular access outcomes in patients with end-stage renal disease. J Vasc Surg. 2014 Jul; 60(1):176-83.
  8. Nosova EV, Yen P, Chong KC, Alley HF, Stock EO, Quinn A, Hellmann J, Conte MS, Owens CD, Spite M, Grenon SM. Short-term physical inactivity impairs vascular function. J Surg Res. 2014 Aug; 190(2):672-82.
  9. Owens CD. Commentary: is the drug-eluting balloon the answer to the epidemic of restenosis? J Endovasc Ther. 2014 Feb; 21(1):22-4.
  10. Grenon SM, Chong K, Alley H, Nosova E, Gasper W, Hiramoto J, Boscardin WJ, Owens CD. Walking disability in patients with peripheral artery disease is associated with arterial endothelial function. J Vasc Surg. 2014 Apr; 59(4):1025-34.
  11. Owens CD, Gasper WJ, Walker JP, Alley HF, Conte MS, Grenon SM. Safety and feasibility of adjunctive dexamethasone infusion into the adventitia of the femoropopliteal artery following endovascular revascularization. J Vasc Surg. 2014 Apr; 59(4):1016-24.
  12. Gasper WJ, Jimenez CA, Walker J, Conte MS, Seward K, Owens CD. Adventitial nab-rapamycin injection reduces porcine femoral artery luminal stenosis induced by balloon angioplasty via inhibition of medial proliferation and adventitial inflammation. Circ Cardiovasc Interv. 2013 Dec; 6(6):701-9.
  13. Owens CD, Gasper WJ, Rahman AS, Conte MS. Vein graft failure. J Vasc Surg. 2015 Jan; 61(1):203-16.
  14. Grenon SM, Owens CD, Alley H, Chong K, Yen PK, Harris W, Hughes-Fulford M, Conte MS. n-3 Polyunsaturated fatty acids supplementation in peripheral artery disease: the OMEGA-PAD trial. Vasc Med. 2013 Oct; 18(5):263-74.
  15. Grenon SM, Vittinghoff E, Owens CD, Conte MS, Whooley M, Cohen BE. Peripheral artery disease and risk of cardiovascular events in patients with coronary artery disease: insights from the Heart and Soul Study. Vasc Med. 2013 Aug; 18(4):176-84.
  16. Grenon SM, Conte MS, Nosova E, Alley H, Chong K, Harris WS, Vittinghoff E, Owens CD. Association between n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid content of red blood cells and inflammatory biomarkers in patients with peripheral artery disease. J Vasc Surg. 2013 Nov; 58(5):1283-90.
  17. Conte MS, Owens CD, Belkin M, Creager MA, Edwards KL, Gasper WJ, Kenagy RD, LeBoeuf RC, Sobel M, Clowes A. A single nucleotide polymorphism in the p27(Kip1) gene is associated with primary patency of lower extremity vein bypass grafts. J Vasc Surg. 2013 May; 57(5):1179-85.e1-2.
  18. Sigovan M, Rayz V, Gasper W, Alley HF, Owens CD, Saloner D. Vascular remodeling in autogenous arterio-venous fistulas by MRI and CFD. Ann Biomed Eng. 2013 Apr; 41(4):657-68.
  19. Owens CD. Statins and other agents for vascular inflammation. J Vasc Surg. 2012 Dec; 56(6):1799-806.
  20. Gasper WJ, Owens CD, Kim JM, Hills N, Belkin M, Creager MA, Conte MS. Thirty-day vein remodeling is predictive of midterm graft patency after lower extremity bypass. J Vasc Surg. 2013 Jan; 57(1):9-18.

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