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About Mahmoud B. Malas, MD, MHS, FACS
Mahmoud Malas, MD, is a vascular and endovascular surgeon who treats patients with conditions related to blood vessels, including thoracic and abdominal aortic aneurysms, carotid artery disease, peripheral arterial disease, venous disease, thoracic outlet syndrome, spine exposure and hemodialysis access. He specializes in both traditional open surgery and minimally invasive endovascular approaches that require no incision.
Dr. Malas serves as the chief of vascular and endovascular surgery at UC San Diego Health and is a professor and the vice chair of surgery for clinical research at UC San Diego School of Medicine. As a national leader, Dr. Malas has experience in running over 30 clinical trials and is committed to pursuing technological advancements in vascular and endovascular surgery. He also enjoys educating and mentoring students, residents and fellows from all around the world.
Dr. Malas' research interests include minimally invasive endovascular aneurysm repair, carotid artery stenosis and stroke prevention; cerebral blood flow reversal during Transcarotid Artery Stenting (TCAR), clinical outcomes analysis; vascular quality improvement, device development and prevention of complications; and molecular biology of intimal hyperplasia and cryopreserved vein grafts.
Prior to joining UC San Diego Health, Dr. Malas was the director of endovascular surgery at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in Baltimore. He was a professor in the Department of Surgery at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and professor of epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Additionally, he also served as the director of the Johns Hopkins Hospital Center for Research Excellence and Surgical Trials (CREST).
Dr. Malas completed his fellowship training in vascular and endovascular surgery at Montefiore Hospital, Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. He was a resident in general surgery at the USC Keck School of Medicine.
As an international leader in the field of vascular and endovascular surgery, Dr. Malas has published over 400 peer-reviewed articles, book chapters and abstracts, and presented his work at professional conferences around the world.
Dr. Malas holds memberships in many professional organizations, including the American Medical Association and Association for Academic Surgery. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American Heart Association, among others. He is a distinguished fellow of the Society for Vascular Surgery.
Outside of work, Dr. Malas enjoys running, gardening and cooking. He is fluent in Arabic and French.
- Damascus University, School of Medicine, Damascus, Syria
- University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA
- Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York City, NY
- Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD
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Conditions and Treatments
- Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
- Venous Disease
- Carotid Artery Disease
- Peripheral Arterial Disease
- Minimally Invasive Approach
- Carotid Artery Stenting
- Endovascular Interventions
- Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
- Complex Vascular and Endovascular Procedures
- Hemodialysis Access
- Peripheral Aneurysm
- Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
- Carotid Endarterectomy
- Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm