Dr. Avise is a board-certified vascular surgeon specializing in cutting edge treatments of vascular disease. She is a clinical assistant professor in the Department Surgery, Division of Vascular Surgery at Stanford University School of Medicine.

She has helped to expand access to expert vascular surgery in the East Bay, establishing Stanford Health Care’s first vascular surgery practices at the medical center in Emeryville and at the Stanford Health Care – ValleyCare hospital in Pleasanton. Dr. Avise serves as the medical director of the Pleasanton vascular laboratory, an IAC accredited facility, where she advances developments in noninvasive testing to aid in early diagnosis of vascular disease.

Her focus is on early detection and disease prevention, minimally invasive (endovascular) techniques, and complex open surgery. She treats a wide variety of conditions, including aortic aneurysm, limb salvage, varicose veins, peripheral vascular disease, carotid disease, complex wound care, and dialysis access.

Clinical Focus

  • Vascular Surgery
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease
  • Limb Salvage
  • Endovascular Surgery Techniques
  • Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms
  • Carotid Artery Diseases
  • Women's Health
  • Amputation prevention
  • Aortic Diseases
  • Intermittent Caludication
  • Diabetic Foot Ulcers
  • Iliac Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Disssecting Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Popliteal Aneursym
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis

Academic Appointments

Administrative Appointments

  • Chief, Community Academic Practice, Stanford Healthcare, Valleycare (2018 - Present)
  • Medical Director, Vascular Laboratory, Stanford Healthcare, Valleycare (2017 - Present)

Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations

  • Memeber, Society for Vascular Surgeons (2014 - Present)
  • Member, American College of Surgeons (2010 - Present)
  • Member, Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Society (2014 - Present)
  • Member, ACS Association of Women's Surgeons (2015 - Present)

Professional Education

  • Board Certification: American Board of Surgery, Vascular Surgery (2019)
  • Board Certification, American Board of Surgery, Vascular Surgery (2019)
  • Fellowship: Wake Forest University Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Fellowship (2016) NC
  • Board Certification: American Board of Surgery, General Surgery (2015)
  • Residency, Emory University School of Medicine, General Surgery (2014)
  • MD, Emory University School of Medicine, Doctor of Medicine (2009)

Graduate and Fellowship Programs

  • Vascular Surgery (Fellowship Program)