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Vincent L. Rowe, MD
Professor of Clinical Surgery
Director, Pediatric Vascular Surgery At Children's Hospital Los Angeles
Surgery
HCT 4300 Health Sciences Campus Los Angeles
+1 323 442 5951

Overview

Dr. Rowe holds the title of Professor of Surgery at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. He is both the Chief of Vascular Surgery Service and newly appointed Program Director of the Vascular Surgery Residency. Dr. Rowe maintains an active vascular surgery practice at USC University and Children’s Hospital, while still maintaining his responsibilities at LAC+USC Medical Center.

Dr. Rowe received his Bachelor of Arts in Biophysics from the University of California Berkeley in 1987. After earning his medical degree from the University of Southern California School of Medicine, he completed his surgical residency at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Los Angeles. In 1996, he returned to USC as a Clinical Instructor of Surgery, Division of Vascular Surgery, and subsequently completed a two-year Vascular Surgery Fellowship at the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville Tennessee. In 1999, Dr. Rowe re-joined the faculty at USC, as an Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy.

In recognition of Dr. Rowe's commitment to surgical education, he received the "Outstanding Leader in Surgical Education" Award by the Keck USC School of Medicine Medical Faculty Assembly in 2003, "Outstanding Teacher of the Year" by the Keck USC School of Medicine, Department of Surgery in 2001, and won the C.J. Berne Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award in 2000, 2004 and 2008 from the Surgical Residents of the USC Department of Surgery.

Dr. Rowe is certified by the American Board of Surgery, with added qualifications in Vascular Surgery and has specialty training in endovascular surgery. He is a member of the Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery, Western Vascular Society, Peripheral Vascular Society, Pacific Coast Surgical Association, and the Los Angeles Surgical Society. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a Distinguished Fellow of Society for Vascular Surgery. He has held leadership positions in the Western Vascular, Southern California Vascular, and Los Angeles Surgical societies and currently serves as the Membership Chairman for the Southern California Chapter of the American College of Surgeons.

Dr Rowe has contributed to the surgical literature with over 80 peer reviewed manuscripts, abstracts and textbook chapters. He has made numerous scientific presentations at local, regional and national society meetings. He serves as the senior editor for the Vascular Section of the E-medicine online textbook. His major research interests include lower extremity peripheral arterial disease (PAD), vascular access for hemodialysis and traumatic vascular injuries.

Dr. Rowe donates time as a missionary surgeon in Honduras.

Awards

University of Tennessee, Vascular Surgery: Fellowship, 1997-1999

Surgical Residents of the USC Department of Surgery: C.J. Berne Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award, 2000

Keck USC School of Medicine, Department of Surgery: Outstanding Teacher of the Year, 2000-2001

Keck USC School of Medicine: Outstanding Leader in Surgical Education, Recognition Award Medical Faculty Assembly, 2003

Keck USC School of Medicine: Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honors Society Honorary Alumni Member, 2004

Surgical Residents of the USC Department of Surgery: C.J. Berne Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award, 2004

Pasadena Magazine: Top Doctor, 2011

Publications

Flores E, Lewinger JP, Rowe VL, Woo K, Weaver FA, Shavelle D, Clavijo L, Garg PK. Increased risk of mortality after lower extremity bypass in individuals with acute kidney injury in the Vascular Quality Initiative. J Vasc Surg. 2016 Nov 16. View in: PubMed

Han SM, Kuo EC, Woo K, Elsayed R, Nguyen BS, Ham SW, Rowe VL, Weaver FA. Remodeling of abdominal aortic branch perfusion after thoracic endovascular aortic repair for aortic dissections. J Vasc Surg. 2016 Oct; 64(4):902-11. View in: PubMed

Elsayed RS, Ham SW, Manzur MF, Han SM, Lew WK, Rowe VL, Weaver FA. The Role of Endovascular Therapy in Contemporary Management of Mycotic Aortic Aneurysms and Asscociated Aortoaerodigestive Fistulas. J Vasc Surg. 2016 Aug; 64(2):552. View in: PubMed

Brewer MB, Ochoa CJ, Woo K, Wartman SM, Nikolian V, Han S, Weaver FA, Rowe VL. Sartorius Muscle Flaps for Vascular Groin Wound Complications. Am Surg. 2015 Nov; 81(11):1163-9. View in: PubMed

Woo K, Palmer OP, Weaver FA, Rowe VL. Outcomes of completion imaging for lower extremity bypass in the Vascular Quality Initiative. J Vasc Surg. 2015 Aug; 62(2):412-6. View in: PubMed

Teixeira PG, Woo K, Weaver FA, Rowe VL. Vein harvesting technique for infrainguinal arterial bypass with great saphenous vein and its association with surgical site infection and graft patency. J Vasc Surg. 2015 May; 61(5):1264-1271. e2. View in: PubMed

Woo K, Palmer OP, Weaver FA, Rowe VL. Use of completion imaging during infrainguinal bypass in the Vascular Quality Initiative. J Vasc Surg. 2015 May; 61(5):1258-63. View in: PubMed

Eng ML, Brewer MB, Rowe VL, Weaver FA. Treatment Options for Late Type III Endoleaks after Endovascular Aneurysm Repair. Ann Vasc Surg. 2015 Apr; 29(3):594. e5-9. View in: PubMed

Huang SG, Rowe VL, Weaver FA, Hwang F, Woo K. Compliance with Surgical Follow-up Does Not Influence Fistula Maturation in a County Hospital Population. Ann Vasc Surg. 2014 Nov; 28(8):1847-52. View in: PubMed

Rowe V, Skrepnek GH. Discussion. J Vasc Surg. 2014 Nov; 60(5):1264-5. View in: PubMed

Wartman SM, Woo K, Yaeger A, Sigman M, Huang SG, Ham SW, Rowe V, Weaver FA. Outcomes after abdominal aortic aneurysm repair requiring a suprarenal cross-clamp. J Vasc Surg. 2014 Oct; 60(4):893-9. View in: PubMed

Wartman SM, Rosen D, Woo K, Gradman WS, Weaver FA, Rowe V. Outcomes with arteriovenous fistulas in a pediatric population. J Vasc Surg. 2014 Jul; 60(1):170-5. View in: PubMed

Wu TY, Giesler G, Herscu G, Ochoa C, Reed R, Rowe V, Yaghmai B, Katz SG. Agreement among observers in the assignment of TransAtlantic Inter-Society Consensus classification and runoff score. J Vasc Surg. 2013 Nov; 58(5):1254-8. View in: PubMed

Herscu G, Woo K, Weaver FA, Rowe VL. Use of unconventional dialysis access in patients with no viable alternative. Ann Vasc Surg. 2013 Apr; 27(3):332-6. View in: PubMed

Huang SG, Woo K, Moos JM, Han S, Lew WK, Chao A, Hamilton A, Ochoa C, Hood DB, Rowe VL, Weaver FA. A prospective study of carbon dioxide digital subtraction versus standard contrast arteriography in the detection of endoleaks in endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repairs. Ann Vasc Surg. 2013 Jan; 27(1):38-44. View in: PubMed

Cannata JM, Chilipka T, Yang HC, Han S, Ham SW, Rowe VL, Weaver FA, Shung KK, Vilkomerson D. Development of a flexible implantable sensor for postoperative monitoring of blood flow. J Ultrasound Med. 2012 Nov; 31(11):1795-802. View in: PubMed

Woo K, Rowe VL, Weaver FA, Sullivan ME. The results of a needs assessment to guide a vascular surgery skills simulation curriculum. Ann Vasc Surg. 2012 Feb; 26(2):198-204. View in: PubMed

Moos JM, Ham SW, Han SM, Lew WK, Hua HT, Hood DB, Rowe VL, Weaver FA. Safety of carbon dioxide digital subtraction angiography. Arch Surg. 2011 Dec; 146(12):1428-32. View in: PubMed

Ham SW, Kumar SR, Rowe VL, Weaver FA. Disease progression after initial surgical intervention for Takayasu arteritis. J Vasc Surg. 2011 Nov; 54(5):1345-51. View in: PubMed

Ham SW, Chong T, Moos J, Rowe VL, Cohen RG, Cunningham MJ, Wilcox A, Weaver FA. Arch and visceral/renal debranching combined with endovascular repair for thoracic and thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms. J Vasc Surg. 2011 Jul; 54(1):30-40; discussion 40-1. View in: PubMed

Ham SW, Rowe VL, Ochoa C, Chong T, Lee WM, Baker CJ, Cohen RG, Cunningham MJ, Weaver FA, Woo K. Thoracic aortic stent-grafting for acute, complicated, type B aortic dissections. Ann Vasc Surg. 2011 Apr; 25(3):333-9. View in: PubMed

Gur I, Lee W, Akopian G, Rowe VL, Weaver FA, Katz SG. Clinical outcomes and implications of failed infrainguinal endovascular stents. J Vasc Surg. 2011 Mar; 53(3):658-66; discussion 667. View in: PubMed

Chong TJ, Rowe VL, Weaver FA, Katz SG. Impact of race on infrainguinal angioplasty and stenting. Ann Vasc Surg. 2011 Feb; 25(2):204-9. View in: PubMed

Wang BR, Rowe VL, Ham SW, Han S, Patel K, Weaver FA, Woo K. A prospective clinical evaluation of the effects of intraoperative systemic anticoagulation in patients undergoing arteriovenous fistula surgery. Am Surg. 2010 Oct; 76(10):1112-4. View in: PubMed

Ham SW, Kumar SR, Wang BR, Rowe VL, Weaver FA. Late outcomes of endovascular and open revascularization for nonatherosclerotic renal artery disease. Arch Surg. 2010 Sep; 145(9):832-9. View in: PubMed

Han SM, Patel K, Rowe VL, Perese S, Bond A, Weaver FA. Ultrasound-determined diameter measurements are more accurate than axial computed tomography after endovascular aortic aneurysm repair. J Vasc Surg. 2010 Jun; 51(6):1381-7; discussion 1387-9. View in: PubMed

Rowe VL, Weaver FA, Lane JS, Etzioni DA. Racial and ethnic differences in patterns of treatment for acute peripheral arterial disease in the United States, 1998-2006. J Vasc Surg. 2010 Apr; 51(4 Suppl):21S-26S. View in: PubMed

Rowe VL, Lee W, Weaver FA, Etzioni D. Patterns of treatment for peripheral arterial disease in the United States: 1996-2005. J Vasc Surg. 2009 Apr; 49(4):910-7. View in: PubMed

Rowe VL, Lee W, Weaver FA. Acute arterial occlusion secondary to trauma. Semin Vasc Surg. 2009 Mar; 22(1):25-8. View in: PubMed

Lew WK, Rowe VL, Cunningham MJ, Weaver FA. Endovascular management of mycotic aortic aneurysms and associated aortoaerodigestive fistulas. Ann Vasc Surg. 2009 Jan-Feb; 23(1):81-9. View in: PubMed

Alexy T, Tucker S, Boyle S, Rowe VL, Weaver FA, Liebman HA. Heparin-platelet factor 4 antibodies are frequent after vascular surgery but are not a frequent cause of graft thrombosis or thrombocytopenia. J Vasc Surg. 2008 Aug; 48(2):377-81. View in: PubMed

Major KM, Bulic S, Rowe VL, Patel K, Weaver FA. Internal jugular, subclavian, and axillary deep venous thrombosis and the risk of pulmonary embolism. Vascular. 2008 Mar-Apr; 16(2):73-9. View in: PubMed

Rowe VL, Kumar SR, Glass H, Hood DB, Weaver FA. Race independently impacts outcome of infrapopliteal bypass for symptomatic arterial insufficiency. Vasc Endovascular Surg. 2007 Oct-Nov; 41(5):397-401. View in: PubMed

Shah H, Major KM, Alexander JQ, Hood DB, Rowe VL, Weaver FA. Recanalization of a thrombosed carotid artery following endarterectomy. Ann Vasc Surg. 2007 Mar; 21(2):172-7. View in: PubMed

Chao AB, Major K, Hood DB, Patel KR, Rowe VL, Weaver FA. Preliminary retrograde visceral artery reconstruction for thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms. Ann Vasc Surg. 2007 Mar; 21(2):123-8. View in: PubMed

Chao A, Major K, Kumar SR, Patel K, Trujillo I, Hood DB, Rowe VL, Weaver FA. Carbon dioxide digital subtraction angiography-assisted endovascular aortic aneurysm repair in the azotemic patient. J Vasc Surg. 2007 Mar; 45(3):451-8; discussion 458-60. View in: PubMed

Shah H, Kumar SR, Major K, Hood D, Rowe V, Weaver FA. Technology penetration of endovascular aortic aneurysm repair in southern California. Ann Vasc Surg. 2006 Nov; 20(6):796-802. View in: PubMed

Mussa FF, Towfigh S, Rowe VL, Major K, Hood DB, Weaver FA. Current trends in the management of iatrogenic cervical carotid artery injuries. Vasc Endovascular Surg. 2006 Oct-Nov; 40(5):354-61. View in: PubMed

Weaver FA, Hood DB, Shah H, Alexander J, Katz S, Rowe V, Yellin AE. Current guidelines produce competent endovascular surgeons. J Vasc Surg. 2006 May; 43(5):992-8; discussion 998. View in: PubMed

Rasmussen BB, Fujita S, Wolfe RR, Mittendorfer B, Roy M, Rowe VL, Volpi E. Insulin resistance of muscle protein metabolism in aging. FASEB J. 2006 Apr; 20(6):768-9. View in: PubMed

Tucker S, Rowe VL, Rao R, Hood DB, Harrell D, Weaver FA. Treatment options for traumatic pseudoaneurysms of the paravisceral abdominal aorta. Ann Vasc Surg. 2005 Sep; 19(5):613-8. View in: PubMed

Yu H, Dai W, Yang Z, Romaguera RL, Kirkman P, Rowe VL. Neointimal hyperplasia on a cell-seeded polytetrafluoroethylene graft is promoted by transfer of tissue plasminogen activator gene and inhibited by transfer of nitric oxide synthase gene. J Vasc Surg. 2005 Jan; 41(1):122-9. View in: PubMed

Glass H, Rowe VL, Hood DB, Yellin AE, Weaver FA. Influence of transmetatarsal amputation in patients requiring lower extremity distal revascularization. Am Surg. 2004 Oct; 70(10):845-9. View in: PubMed

Rowe VL, Tucker SW. Advances in vascular imaging. Surg Clin North Am. 2004 Oct; 84(5):1189-202, v. View in: PubMed

Rao RK, Azin GD, Hood DB, Rowe VL, Kohl RD, Katz SG, Weaver FA. Basilic vein transposition fistula: a good option for maintaining hemodialysis access site options? J Vasc Surg. 2004 May; 39(5):1043-7. View in: PubMed

Weaver FA, Kumar SR, Yellin AE, Anderson S, Hood DB, Rowe VL, Kitridou RC, Kohl RD, Alexander J. Renal revascularization in Takayasu arteritis-induced renal artery stenosis. J Vasc Surg. 2004 Apr; 39(4):749-57. View in: PubMed

Ley EJ, Hood DB, Leke MA, Rao RK, Rowe VL, Weaver FA. Endovascular management of iliac vein occlusive disease. Ann Vasc Surg. 2004 Mar; 18(2):228-33. View in: PubMed

Kumar SR, Rowe VL, Petrone P, Kuncir EJ, Asensio JA. The vasculopathic patient: uncommon surgical emergencies. Emerg Med Clin North Am. 2003 Nov; 21(4):803-15. View in: PubMed

Asensio JA, Petrone P, Roldán G, Kuncir E, Rowe VL, Chan L, Shoemaker W, Berne TV. Analysis of 185 iliac vessel injuries: risk factors and predictors of outcome. Arch Surg. 2003 Nov; 138(11):1187-93; discussion 1193-4. View in: PubMed

Yu H, Dai W, Yang Z, Kirkman P, Weaver FA, Eton D, Rowe VL. Smooth muscle cells improve endothelial cell retention on polytetrafluoroethylene grafts in vivo. J Vasc Surg. 2003 Sep; 38(3):557-63. View in: PubMed

Leke MA, Rowe VL, Hood DB, Katz SG, Kohl RD, Weaver FA. Rupture of a previously thrombosed thoracoabdominal aneurysm. Ann Vasc Surg. 2003 Mar; 17(2):143-7. View in: PubMed

Leke MA, Hood DB, Rowe VL, Katz SG, Kohl RD, Weaver FA. Technical consideration in the management of chronic mesenteric ischemia. Am Surg. 2002 Dec; 68(12):1088-92. View in: PubMed

Bowdish ME, Weaver FA, Liebman HA, Rowe VL, Hood DB. Anticoagulation is an effective treatment for aortic mural thrombi. J Vasc Surg. 2002 Oct; 36(4):713-9. View in: PubMed

Terramani TT, Salim A, Hood DB, Rowe VL, Weaver FA. Hypoplasia of the descending thoracic and abdominal aorta: a report of two cases and review of the literature. J Vasc Surg. 2002 Oct; 36(4):844-8. View in: PubMed

DiPerna CA, Bowdish ME, Weaver FA, Bremner RM, Jabbour N, Skinner D, Menendez LR, Hood DB, Rowe VL, Katz S, Kohl R. Concomitant vascular procedures for malignancies with vascular invasion. Arch Surg. 2002 Aug; 137(8):901-6; discussion 906-7. View in: PubMed

DiPerna CA, Rowe VL, Terramani TT, Salim A, Hood DB, Velmahos GC, Weaver FA. Clinical importance of the "seat belt sign" in blunt trauma to the neck. Am Surg. 2002 May; 68(5):441-5. View in: PubMed

Terramani TT, Hood DB, Rowe VL, Peyre C, Nuno IN, Katz SG, Kohl RD, Starnes VA, Weaver FA. The utility of preoperative routine carotid artery duplex scanning in patients undergoing aortic valve replacement. Ann Vasc Surg. 2002 Mar; 16(2):163-7. View in: PubMed

Rowe VL, Hood DB, Lipham J, Terramani T, Torres G, Katz S, Kohl R, Weaver FA. Initial experience with dorsal venous arch arterialization for limb salvage. Ann Vasc Surg. 2002 Mar; 16(2):187-92. View in: PubMed

Alexander J, Hood D, Rowe V, Kohl R, Weaver F, Katz S. Does surgical intervention significantly prolong the patency of failed angioaccess grafts previously treated with percutaneous techniques? Ann Vasc Surg. 2002 Mar; 16(2):197-200. View in: PubMed

Yu H, Kumar SR, Tang L, Terramani TT, Rowe VL, Wang Y, Nathwani RA, Weaver FA, Eton D. Injury induced neointima formation and its inhibition by retrovirus-mediated transfer of nitride oxide synthase gene in an in-vitro human saphenous vein culture model. Atherosclerosis. 2002 Mar; 161(1):113-22. View in: PubMed

Rowe VL, Salim A, Lipham J, Asensio JA. Shank vessel injuries. Surg Clin North Am. 2002 Feb; 82(1):91-104, xx. View in: PubMed

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