Division of

Vascular Surgery

DOS Mission Statement

The UW Medicine Regional Vascular Center provides comprehensive services for patients with circulatory problems and their referring healthcare providers throughout a five-state region: Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana and Idaho (WWAMI). Our vascular experts in arterial, venous, and lymphatic disease work with radiology and cardiology specialists to determine the appropriate diagnostic imaging and medical or surgical treatment options. As a regional resource, we provide care that is not available in smaller communities. The center treats more patients with ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms (rAAA) annually than any other healthcare facility in the WWAMI region and we have also been internationally recognized for creating an emergency protocol that dramatically reduced the average mortality rate for rAAA patients.

Vascular Services

Division Leadership

Studio portrait of Benjamin Ben Starnes.

Benjamin Starnes, MD

Professor & Chief, Division of Vascular Surgery

Headshot portrait of Dr. Niten Singh, vascular surgery.

Niten Singh, MD

Professor & Associate Chief, Division of Vascular Surgery


Wayne Zhang, MD

Professor & Section Chief - VAPS


Matthew Sweet, MD

Associate Professor &
Section Chief - UWMC


Susanna Shin, MD

Assistant Professor & Section Chief - Valley Medical Center

Vascular Team