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.

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)
  • 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)