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Michael S. Conte, M.D.

Professor and Chief,
Division of Vascular & Endovascular Surgery
Edwin J. Wylie, M.D. Chair in Vascular Surgery
Co-Director, UCSF Heart and Vascular Center
Co-Director, UCSF Center for Limb Preservation
Director, Vascular Surgery Integrated Residency Program

Contact Information

Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
400 Parnassus Avenue, A-501
San Francisco, CA 94143-0957
Phone: (415) 353-2357
Fax: (415) 353-2669
Michael.Conte2@ucsf.edu
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  • 1978-82, Boston University, B.S., Biomedical Engineering
  • 1982-86, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, M.D., Medicine
  • 1986-88, New York Hospital, Cornell Medical Center, Junior Resident, General Surgery
  • 1988-89, New York Hospital, Cornell Medical Center, Senior Resident, General Surgery
  • 1991-92, New York Hospital, Cornell Medical Center, Senior Resident, General Surgery
  • 1992-93, New York Hospital, Cornell Medical Center, Chief Resident, General Surgery
  • 1989-91, Brigham and Women's Hospital/Harvard, Research Fellow, Vascular Surgery
  • 1993-94, Harvard Medical School, Fellow, Vascular Surgery
  • 1993-94, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Fellow, Vascular Surgery
  • American Board of Surgery, General Surgery, 1994
  • American Board of Surgery, Vascular Surgery, 1996
  • Cardiovascular Research Institute (CVRI)
  • UCSF Heart and Vascular Center
  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Complex Limb Revascularization
  • Critical Limb Ischemia
  • Diabetic Vascular Disease
  • Dialysis Access
  • Endovascular Aneurysm Repair
  • Mesenteric Artery Disease
  • Peripheral Artery Disease
  • Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

Dr. Michael Conte received his medical degree in 1986 at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He completed his surgical residency at New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center in 1993, which included a two year research fellowship at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston. He completed his vascular surgery training in 1994 as the John Homans Fellow at BWH and Harvard Medical School (HMS), in Boston.

Dr. Conte was an Assistant Professor of Surgery at Yale University from 1994-1997, and a member of the Boyer Center for Molecular Medicine. Subsequently he returned to BWH where he served as Assistant Professor (1997-2001) and then Associate Professor (2001-2008 ) of Surgery at HMS. From 2002-2008, he was the Director of Vascular Surgical Research at BWH and from 2005-2008, he was Co-Director of the Clinical Trials Group at the Center for Surgery and Public Health (a joint initiative between HMS, BWH, and the Harvard School for Public Health).

Dr. Conte is a member of many professional organizations, including the Society for Vascular Surgery and the Society of University Surgeons. Dr. Conte has also been an invited lecturer for many regional, national, and international meetings and conferences. In 2006, he received the Distinguished Achievement Award from the New York Weill Cornell Medical Center Alumni Council. He is on the Editorial Board for Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Vascular Medicine, Journal of Vascular Surgery, and Vascular. He has served as an Associate Editor for Circulation.

In 2017, Dr. Conte was named to Castle Connolly's list of the "Bay Area Top Doctors 2017" for Vascular Surgery.

  • Peripheral Vascular Disease Distinguished Achievement Award, American Heart Association, 2019
  • Bay Area Top Doctors, San Francisco Magazine, 2016
  • Best Doctors in America, Best Doctors, Inc., 2015
  • T1 Catalyst Award Finalist, UCSF Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI), 2012
  • Best Doctors in America, Best Doctors, Inc., 2009
  • Best Doctors in Boston, Best Doctors, Inc., 2007
  • Distinguished Achievement Award, New York Weill Cornell Medical Center Alumni Council, 2006
  • Mentored Clinical Scientist Development Award, NHLBI/Lifeline, 1999
  • Fellowship Award, American Surgical Association Foundation, 1997-1999
  • Research Award, Lifeline Foundation, 1988
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, Medical Honor Society, 1986
  • Tau Beta Pi, National Engineering Honor Society, 1982
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Dr. Conte's clinical interests include diseases of the aorta and its major branches, aneurysms, carotid artery disease, and peripheral artery disease (PAD). He is particularly interested in diabetic vascular disease, and in complex revascularization to preserve limb function and prevent amputation in patients with advanced forms of PAD. He had led the largest multicenter clinical trial to date examining the outcomes of leg bypass surgery in patients with severe PAD and is nationally and internationally recognized for his leadership in this area.

Dr. Conte's research is focused on developing new molecular therapies to improve the long-term results of cardiovascular procedures. His translational research program includes basic laboratory investigations as well as prospective clinical trials to study the causes of failure of angioplasty and bypass surgery and develop new approaches to stratify patients at risk.

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  1. Lamaina M, Childers CP, Liu C, Mak SS, Booth MS, Conte MS, Maggard-Gibbons M, Shekelle PG. Clinical Effectiveness and Resource Utilization of Surgery vs Endovascular Therapy for Chronic Limb Threatening Ischemia. Ann Vasc Surg. 2020 May 18. View in PubMed
  2. Ramirez JL, Gasper WJ, Seib CD, Finlayson E, Conte MS, Sosa JA, Iannuzzi JC. Patient complexity by surgical specialty does not correlate with work relative value units. Surgery. 2020 Apr 24. View in PubMed
  3. McDermott MM, Tian L, Criqui MH, Ferrucci L, Conte MS, Zhao L, Li L, Sufit R, Polonsky TS, Kibbe MR, Greenland P, Leeuwenburgh C, Guralnik JM. MEANINGFUL CHANGE IN SIX-MINUTE WALK IN PEOPLE WITH PERIPHERAL ARTERY DISEASE. J Vasc Surg. 2020 Apr 23. View in PubMed
  4. Lancaster EM, Sosa JA, Sammann A, Pierce L, Shen W, Conte MC, Wick EC. Rapid Response of an Academic Surgical Department to the COVID-19 Pandemic: Implications for Patients, Surgeons, and the Community. J Am Coll Surg. 2020 Apr 09. View in PubMed
  5. Ramirez JL, Kuhrau CR, Wu B, Zarkowsky DS, Conte MS, Oskowitz AZ, Nijagal A, Vartanian SM. Natural history of acute pediatric iliofemoral artery thrombosis treated with anticoagulation. J Vasc Surg. 2020 Apr 08. View in PubMed
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