Shant Vartanian, MD

Vascular surgeon

Dr. Shant Vartanian is a vascular surgeon at the UCSF Heart and Vascular Center who treats patients with vascular diseases such as aneurysms, carotid artery disease and peripheral artery disease. In his research, he studies endovascular treatments for peripheral artery disease to help doctors and their patients make informed decisions about treatment options.

Vartanian earned a medical degree at Saint Louis University in Missouri. He completed a general surgery residency at UCSF and spent two years in the Laboratory for Accelerated Vascular Research, focusing on notch signaling and how that plays a critical role in vascular morphology during embryonic vascular development. He completed a fellowship in Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at UCSF, where he is an assistant professor of surgery.


Center for Limb Preservation
400 Parnassus Ave., Room A-501
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 353-2357
Fax: (415) 353-2669

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

Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
400 Parnassus Ave., Suite 501
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 353-2357
Fax: (415) 353-2669

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

Conditions & Treatments

Board Certification

Surgery, American Board of Surgery
Vascular Surgery, American Board of Surgery

Academic Title

Assistant Professor

More about Shant Vartanian


St Louis University School of Medicine 2003


UCSF Medical Center 2010


UCSF Medical Center 2012

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Kaushik S, Gasper WJ, Ramanan B, Vartanian SM, Reilly LM, Chuter TAM, Hiramoto JS. The impact of prior aortic surgery on outcomes after multibranched endovascular aortic aneurysm repair. J Vasc Surg. 2018 Mar 06.
  2. Rich NC, Vartanian SM, Sharief S, Freitas DJ, Tuot DS. A mixed-methods investigation of incident Hemodialysis access in a safety-net population. BMC Nephrol. 2017 Sep 02; 18(1):279.
  3. Ramanan B, Ahmed A, Wu B, Causey MW, Gasper WJ, Vartanian SM, Reyzelman AM, Hiramoto JS, Conte MS. Determinants of midterm functional outcomes, wound healing, and resources used in a hospital-based limb preservation program. J Vasc Surg. 2017 Dec; 66(6):1765-1774.

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