Jean Gillon, MD, FACS, is board certified in both general and vascular surgery. After 8 years at San Francisco General Hospital covering vascular trauma followed by 20 years of managing her own private practice in Northern California, she now treats vascular patients at the Stanford Health Care Heart and Vascular Clinic in Portola Valley. She is a clinical associate professor in the Department of Surgery, Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at Stanford University School of Medicine.
Dr. Gillon specializes in the treatment of lower extremity vascular venous disorders, especially venous insufficiency. She pioneered the practice of performing venous procedures under only local anesthesia in the office instead of under full sedation in the operating room. She obtained certification as a Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation (RPVI) in 2009. With this certification, Dr. Gillon can perform and interpret ultrasound imaging for accelerated patient evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment.
Dr. Gillon has presented papers and posters at conferences for the American College of Surgeons. Before attending medical school, she assisted researchers in the investigations of the leech nervous system. She also performed laboratory studies in canines, which found that ionic currents change the rates of depolarization and potassium conductance in the heart.
She obtained her medical degree from the Brown University Warren Alpert Medical School in Rhode Island. After graduating from her surgical residency at Brown, she served for eight years as a trauma vascular surgeon at San Francisco General Hospital. During that time, Dr. Gillon completed a vascular surgery fellowship at the University of California in San Francisco (UCSF).
Dr. Gillon has a passion for educating the future generation of physicians. During her time at San Francisco General Hospital, she received the UCSF Excellence in Teaching Award, which is resident vote only. Dr. Gillon looks forward to teaching the residents and fellows in vascular surgery at Stanford School of Medicine.
She has been an active member of the Alumni Board at Brown University for over 10 years. She interviews prospective medical students applying to the Warren Alpert Medical School as well as undergraduate applicants each year.
- Vascular Surgery
Board Certification: American Board of Surgery, Vascular Surgery (2013)
Fellowship: UCSF Medical Center (1995) CA
Board Certification: American Board of Surgery, General Surgery (1992)
Residency: Brown University Plastic Surgery Residency Program (1990) RI
Residency: Stanford University Dept of Plastic Surgery (1987) CA
Internship: Stanford University School of Medicine (1985) CA
Medical Education: Brown University School of Medicine (1984) RI