Keck School Faculty

Fred A Weaver, MD
Fred A Weaver, MD
Professor of Surgery;Division Chief, Vascular Surgery
Surgery
HCT 1520 San Pablo St., Suite 4300 Health Sciences Campus Los Angeles
Dr. Fred Arthur Weaver is a Professor of Surgery at Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California. Dr. Weaver received his B.S. and M.D. degrees from USC and his
General and Vascular Surgery training at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. At USC, he has served as Program Director for General Surgery, and later for Vascular Surgery.

Dr. Weaver received his Masters in Medical Management from USC in 2005. He is Chief of the Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy, Chief of Vascular Surgery at Keck Hospital of USC, and Co-Director of the USC CardioVascular Thoracic Institute. He is certified by the American Board of Surgery in General and in Vascular Surgery. Dr. Weaver is past President of the Western Vascular Society, Pacific Coast Surgical Association, and Society of Clinical Vascular Surgery. In 2015, he received the Society for Vascular Surgery Presidential Citation Award.

Dr. Weaver is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Vascular Surgery, on the Editorial Board of the Annals of Vascular Surgery, and serves as the Chair of the Society for Vascular Surgery/Vascular Quality Initiative. He has been recognized as a Top, Best, or Super Doctor by various local and national publications. He has published over 200 articles and 43 textbook chapters, and has been
an invited speaker at numerous regional, national, and international meetings. His major clinical and research interests concern the diagnosis and management of diseases affecting the aorta and its major branches.

Impact of a care delivery redesign initiative for vascular surgery J Vasc Surg. 2019 Jun 26. . View in PubMed

Anatomic suitability for "off-the-shelf" thoracic single side-branched endograft in patients with type B aortic dissection J Vasc Surg. 2019 Jun 24. . View in PubMed

Focused Resident Education and Engagement in Quality Improvement Enhances Documentation, Shortens Hospital Length of Stay, and Creates a Culture of Continuous Improvement J Surg Educ. 2019 May - Jun; 76(3):771-778. . View in PubMed

Baroreflex activation therapy for the treatment of heart failure with reduced ejection fraction in patients with and without coronary artery disease Int J Cardiol. 2018 Sep 01; 266:187-192. . View in PubMed

First granted example of novel FDA trial design under Expedited Access Pathway for premarket approval: BeAT-HF Am Heart J. 2018 10; 204:139-150. . View in PubMed

Challenge and Yield of Enrolling Racially and Ethnically Diverse Patient Populations in Low Event Rate Clinical Trials Stroke. 2018 01; 49(1):84-89. . View in PubMed

Cardiac and Vascular Surgery-Associated Acute Kidney Injury: The 20th International Consensus Conference of the ADQI (Acute Disease Quality Initiative) Group J Am Heart Assoc. 2018 06 01; 7(11). . View in PubMed

Comparison of devices used in carotid artery stenting: A vascular quality initiative analysis of commonly used carotid stents and embolic protection devices Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2018 10 01; 92(4):743-749. . View in PubMed

Association of left subclavian artery coverage without revascularization and spinal cord ischemia in patients undergoing thoracic endovascular aortic repair: A Vascular Quality Initiative® analysis Vascular. 2017 Dec; 25(6):587-597. . View in PubMed

Computerized tomography angiography by direct intra-aortic low volume contrast injection in patients being evaluated for EVAR Vascular. 2017 Oct; 25(5):451-458. . View in PubMed

Comparison of intravascular ultrasound- and centerline computed tomography-determined aortic diameters during thoracic endovascular aortic repair J Vasc Surg. 2017 10; 66(4):1184-1191. . View in PubMed

Baroreflex activation therapy for the treatment of heart failure with a reduced ejection fraction: safety and efficacy in patients with and without cardiac resynchronization therapy Eur J Heart Fail. 2015 Oct; 17(10):1066-74. . View in PubMed

Baroreflex Activation Therapy for the Treatment of Heart Failure With a Reduced Ejection Fraction JACC Heart Fail. 2015 Jun; 3(6):487-496. . View in PubMed

Bilateral cervical ribs causing cerebellar stroke and arterial thoracic outlet syndrome: a case report and review of the literatureAnn Vasc Surg. 2015 May; 29(4):840. e1-4. . View in PubMed

Identification of a high-risk subset of patients undergoing infrainguinal bypass surgery JAMA Surg. 2015 Jan; 150(1):82-4. . View in PubMed

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

Disruptive technology and the making of contemporary vascular surgery J Vasc Surg. 2014 Nov; 60(5):1376-1382. . View in PubMed

Bilateral renal artery involvement of erdheim-chester diseaseAnn Vasc Surg. 2014 Oct; 28(7):1793. e15-8. . View in PubMed

Aortic morphologic findings after thoracic endovascular aortic repair for type B aortic dissection JAMA Surg. 2014 Sep; 149(9):977-83. . View in PubMed

Ex vivo renal artery reconstruction for complex renal artery disease J Vasc Surg. 2014 Jul; 60(1):143-50. . View in PubMed

Basic data related to thrombolytic therapy for acute venous thrombosis Ann Vasc Surg. 2014 May; 28(4):1039-44. . View in PubMed

Abdominal aortic resection and Y-graft placement to achieve complete cytoreduction in stage IIIc ovarian carcinoma Obstet Gynecol. 2014 Feb; 123(2 Pt 2 Suppl 2):486-8. . View in PubMed

Endoscopic vein harvest for infrainguinal arterial bypass J Vasc Surg. 2013 Jun; 57(6):1489-94. . View in PubMed

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

Development of a flexible implantable sensor for postoperative monitoring of blood flow J Ultrasound Med. 2012 Nov; 31(11):1795-802. . View in PubMed

Costs and cost-effectiveness of carotid stenting versus endarterectomy for patients at standard surgical risk: results from the Carotid Revascularization Endarterectomy Versus Stenting Trial (CREST) Stroke. 2012 Sep; 43(9):2408-16. . View in PubMed

Basic data related to thrombolytic therapy for acute arterial thrombosis Ann Vasc Surg. 2012 Feb; 26(2):292-7. . View in PubMed

Disease progression after initial surgical intervention for Takayasu arteritis J Vasc Surg. 2011 Nov; 54(5):1345-51. . View in PubMed

Health-related quality of life after carotid stenting versus carotid endarterectomy: results from CREST (Carotid Revascularization Endarterectomy Versus Stenting Trial) J Am Coll Cardiol. 2011 Oct 04; 58(15):1557-65. . View in PubMed

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

Commentary on "A modern approach to cervical vascular injuries" Perspect Vasc Surg Endovasc Ther. 2011 Jun; 23(2):98-9. . View in PubMed

Clinical outcomes and implications of failed infrainguinal endovascular stents J Vasc Surg. 2011 Mar; 53(3):658-66; discussion 667. . View in PubMed

Chronic baroreflex activation: a potential therapeutic approach to heart failure with preserved ejection fraction J Card Fail. 2011 Feb; 17(2):167-78. . View in PubMed

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

Efficacy and safety of alfimeprase in patients with acute peripheral arterial occlusion (PAO) J Vasc Surg. 2010 Mar; 51(3):600-9. . View in PubMed

Endovascular management of hoarseness due to a thoracic aneurysm: case report and review of the literature Vasc Endovascular Surg. 2009 Apr-May; 43(2):195-8. . View in PubMed

Acute arterial occlusion secondary to trauma Semin Vasc Surg. 2009 Mar; 22(1):25-8. . View in PubMed

Endovascular management of mycotic aortic aneurysms and associated aortoaerodigestive fistulas Ann Vasc Surg. 2009 Jan-Feb; 23(1):81-9. . View in PubMed

An ultrasonic navigation system for endovascular aortic repair Stud Health Technol Inform. 2009; 142:218-20. . View in PubMed

Assessing the performance of surgical teams Health Care Manage Rev. 2009 Jan-Mar; 34(1):29-41. . View in PubMed

Clinical use of topical thrombin as a surgical hemostat Biologics. 2008 Dec; 2(4):593-9. . View in PubMed

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

A comparison of recombinant thrombin to bovine thrombin as a hemostatic ancillary in patients undergoing peripheral arterial bypass and arteriovenous graft procedures J Vasc Surg. 2008 Jun; 47(6):1266-73. . View in PubMed

Change in practice patterns of an academic division of vascular surgery Arch Surg. 2007 Aug; 142(8):733-6; discussion 736-7. . View in PubMed

A phase 3, randomized, double-blind comparative study of the efficacy and safety of topical recombinant human thrombin and bovine thrombin in surgical hemostasis J Am Coll Surg. 2007 Aug; 205(2):256-65. . View in PubMed

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

Current trends in the management of iatrogenic cervical carotid artery injuries Vasc Endovascular Surg. 2006 Oct-Nov; 40(5):354-61. . View in PubMed

Current guidelines produce competent endovascular surgeons J Vasc Surg. 2006 May; 43(5):992-8; discussion 998. . View in PubMed

EphB4 receptor tyrosine kinase is expressed in bladder cancer and provides signals for cell survival Oncogene. 2006 Feb 02; 25(5):769-80. . View in PubMed

A phase I trial of alfimeprase for peripheral arterial thrombolysis J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2005 Aug; 16(8):1075-83. . View in PubMed

Current endovascular management of atherosclerotic renal artery stenosis Surg Clin North Am. 2004 Oct; 84(5):1353-64vii-viii. . View in PubMed

Endovascular management of vascular disease: current technology and applications Surg Clin North Am. 2004 Oct; 84(5):xi-xii. . View in PubMed

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

Endovascular management of iliac vein occlusive disease Ann Vasc Surg. 2004 Mar; 18(2):228-33. . View in PubMed

Anticoagulation is an effective treatment for aortic mural thrombi J Vasc Surg. 2002 Oct; 36(4):713-9. . View in PubMed

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

Concomitant vascular procedures for malignancies with vascular invasion Arch Surg. 2002 Aug; 137(8):901-6; discussion 906-7. . View in PubMed

Clinical importance of the "seat belt sign" in blunt trauma to the neck Am Surg. 2002 May; 68(5):441-5. . View in PubMed

Gelatin-thrombin-based hemostatic sealant for intraoperative bleeding in vascular surgery Ann Vasc Surg. 2002 May; 16(3):286-93. . View in PubMed

Ex vivo repair of a large renal artery aneurysm and associated arteriovenous fistula Ann Vasc Surg. 2002 Mar; 16(2):141-4. . View in PubMed

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

Cervical vascular injuries: carotid and jugular venous injuries Surg Clin North Am. 2001 Dec; 81(6):1331-44xii-xiii. . View in PubMed

Dual cell seeding and the use of zymogen tissue plasminogen activator to improve cell retention on polytetrafluoroethylene grafts J Vasc Surg. 2001 Aug; 34(2):337-43. . View in PubMed

Human macrovascular endothelial cells: optimization of culture conditions In Vitro Cell Dev Biol Anim. 2000 Feb; 36(2):125-32. . View in PubMed

Changing perspectives in the diagnosis of peripheral vascular trauma Semin Vasc Surg. 1998 Dec; 11(4):255-60. . View in PubMed

Combined carotid endarterectomy and coronary artery bypass grafting in asymptomatic carotid artery stenosis Am Surg. 1998 Oct; 64(10):993-7. . View in PubMed

Cocaine-induced thrombosis of common iliac and popliteal arteries Ann Vasc Surg. 1998 Sep; 12(5):476-81. . View in PubMed

Diagnosis and management of penetrating vascular trauma and the injured extremity Emerg Med Clin North Am. 1998 Feb; 16(1):129-44. . View in PubMed

Evaluation of penetrating injuries of the neck: prospective study of 223 patients World J Surg. 1997 Jan; 21(1):41-7; discussion 47-8. . View in PubMed

Difficult peripheral vascular injuries Surg Clin North Am. 1996 Aug; 76(4):843-59. . View in PubMed

Cardiac evaluation of the diabetic patient prior to peripheral vascular surgery Ann Vasc Surg. 1996 Jul; 10(4):330-5. . View in PubMed

A prospective study of carbon dioxide-digital subtraction vs standard contrast arteriography in the evaluation of the renal arteries Arch Surg. 1996 May; 131(5):503-7; discussion 507-8. . View in PubMed

A recent institutional experience with renovascular hypertension Am Surg. 1996 Mar; 62(3):241-5. . View in PubMed

Carbon dioxide/digital subtraction arteriography-assisted transluminal angioplasty Ann Vasc Surg. 1995 Sep; 9(5):448-52. . View in PubMed

Concurrent abdominal aortic aneurysm and urologic neoplasm: an argument for simultaneous intervention Ann Vasc Surg. 1995 Sep; 9(5):428-33. . View in PubMed

Diagnosis of vascular trauma Ann Vasc Surg. 1995 Jul; 9(4):415-21. . View in PubMed

Chronic innominate artery dissection after blunt thoracic trauma: case report J Trauma. 1995 Jun; 38(6):975-8. . View in PubMed

En bloc aortic resection for bulky metastatic germ cell tumors J Urol. 1995 Jun; 153(6):1849-51. . View in PubMed

Human endothelial cells are defective in diabetic vascular disease J Surg Res. 1994 Dec; 57(6):647-53. . View in PubMed

Acute treatment of penetrating popliteal artery trauma: the importance of soft tissue injury Ann Vasc Surg. 1994 Nov; 8(6):557-65. . View in PubMed

Hemodialysis graft salvage with endoluminal stents Am Surg. 1994 Oct; 60(10):733-7. . View in PubMed

Advances in the treatment of phlegmasia cerulea dolens Am J Surg. 1993 Aug; 166(2):206-10. . View in PubMed

Angiotensin II increases glucose utilization during acute hyperinsulinemia via a hemodynamic mechanism J Clin Invest. 1993 Aug; 92(2):720-6. . View in PubMed

Candida thrombosis of the innominate vein with septic pulmonary emboli Ann Vasc Surg. 1993 Jul; 7(4):343-6. . View in PubMed

Clinical results of decompressive dermotomy-fasciotomy Am J Surg. 1992 Sep; 164(3):286-90. . View in PubMed

Examination of the patient with a knee dislocationThe case for selective arteriography. Arch Surg. 1992 Sep; 127(9):1056-62; discussion 1062-3. . View in PubMed

A review of carotid endarterectomy at a large teaching hospital Am Surg. 1991 Dec; 57(12):756-62. . View in PubMed

Extra-anatomic bypass of failed traumatic arterial repairs J Trauma. 1991 Apr; 31(4):575-8. . View in PubMed

Efficacy of the dorsal pedal bypass for limb salvage in diabetic patients: short-term observations J Vasc Surg. 1991 Apr; 13(4):565-6. . View in PubMed

Clinical applications of carbon dioxide/digital subtraction arteriography J Vasc Surg. 1991 Feb; 13(2):266-72; discussion 272-3. . View in PubMed

An effective treatment protocol for intraarterial drug injection J Vasc Surg. 1990 Oct; 12(4):456-65; discussion 465-6. . View in PubMed

"Pulseless" transcranial Doppler findings in Takayasu's arteritis J Clin Ultrasound. 1990 Sep; 18(7):592-6. . View in PubMed

Carbon dioxide digital subtraction arteriography: a pilot study Ann Vasc Surg. 1990 Sep; 4(5):437-41. . View in PubMed

Chronic ocular ischemia and neovascular glaucoma: a result of extracranial carotid artery disease J Vasc Surg. 1988 Nov; 8(5):551-7. . View in PubMed

Femoropopliteal percutaneous transluminal angioplasty for limb salvage J Vasc Surg. 1988 Sep; 8(3):292-9. . View in PubMed

Anastomotic false aneurysms of the abdominal aorta and the iliac arteries J Vasc Surg. 1988 Sep; 8(3):268-73. . View in PubMed

Blunt popliteal artery trauma: one hundred consecutive injuries J Vasc Surg. 1988 May; 7(5):736-43. . View in PubMed

Experimental evaluation of a new albumin-impregnated knitted dacron prosthesis Am Surg. 1987 Dec; 53(12):695-701. . View in PubMed

Ex vivo renal artery reconstructions: indications and techniques J Vasc Surg. 1986 Dec; 4(6):546-52. . View in PubMed

Combined skeletal and vascular injuries of the lower extremities Am Surg. 1984 Apr; 50(4):189-97. . View in PubMed

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