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About Luis Cajas-Monson, MD
Luis Cajas-Monson, MD, MPH, is a board-certified surgeon who specializes in caring for people with a wide variety of conditions in vascular disease including disease of the arteries, veins and lymphatic system. These include acute limb ischemia (the sudden decrease in lower limb blood flow), carotid artery stenosis (the narrowing of blood vessels in the neck that carry blood from the heart to the brain), aortic aneurysms, psuedoaneurysms, dialysis access and varicose veins.
As an assistant professor in the Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Department within the Department of Surgery, he trains medical students, residents and fellows at UC San Diego School of Medicine. Dr. Cajas's research interests include surgical outcomes and healthcare disparities.
Prior to his fellowship in vascular surgery, Dr. Cajas cared for patients as a general surgeon at El Centro Regional Medical Center in El Centro, Calif.
Dr. Cajas completed his fellowship at the Mayo Clinic. He completed his residency in general surgery at UC San Diego Health. Dr. Cajas earned his medical degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He also holds a master's degree in public health from Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health. Dr. Cajas is board certified in general surgery.
He is a fellow member of the Society of Clinical Vascular Surgery and the Vascular and Endovascular Surgical Society.
Dr. Cajas also speaks Spanish fluently.
For more information, see Vascular and Endovascular Surgery.
- Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
- UC San Diego School of Medicine, San Diego, CA
- Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
- Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD
Date Joined Staff
- American Board of Surgery
- General Surgery
Conditions and Treatments
- Acute Limb Ischemia
- Anterior Exposure of the Spine
- Aortic Aneurysms
- Aortic Dissection
- Aortoiliac Occlusive Disease
- Carotid Artery Disease
- Carotid Stenosis
- Dialysis Access
- Endovascular Surgery
- Fibromuscular Dysplasia
- Mesenteric Ischemia
- Peripheral Arterial Disease
- Popliteal Entrapment Syndrome
- Renal Artery Stenosis
- Subclavian Steal Syndrome
- Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
- Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
- Varicose Veins
- Vascular Disorders
- Venous Insufficiency