Invited Speakers
Wei Zhou
Current Position
Professor and Chief
SVS Keynote SessionSaturday, Oct. 22, 2022 08:30-10:30 @Ballroom I

Topic: Understanding the impact of carotid intervention on cognitive function


The object of the talk is to highlight the cognitive impact of carotid disease and the effects of carotid intervention on cognition in patients who underwent carotid revascularization procedures. Information from Literature and clinical trial will be reviewed. The result from my NIH-sponsored prospective clinical trial will be discussed

SVS Keynote Session

Topic: Management of Type II endoleak


The talk will focus on type II endoleak, the Achille’s heel of endovascular aneurysm repair, the incidence and treatment options. I will review the available information from clinical trials and pertinent studies. I will also discuss personnel experience, focusing on the concept of nidus in type II endoleak


・M.D., New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY / 1998
・B.S (Summa Cum Laude), Biochemistry and Cell Biology/Psychology, University of California - San Diego / 1994

Research Experience
  • AAZ Pilot Grant , Zhou (PI) 7/1/2019-6/30/2023 Arizona Alzheimer Consortium Cognitive Effects of Carotid Intervention-related Brain Micro-injury Role: PI ・AAZ Pilot Grant , Zhou (PI) 7/1/2022-6/30/2023 Arizona Alzheimer Consortium Understanding the role of Resistin in vascular dysfunction and cognitive impairment Role: PI
  • UNA-224063-01/U01NS080168, Brott/Lal/Meschia (MPI) 3/1/2017- 2/28/2022 NIH-NINDS Carotid Revascularization and Medical Therapy for Asymptomatic Carotid Stenosis Trial Role: Site-PI
  • R01NS097876 Marshall/Connolly/Lazar/Liebeskind (MPI) 5/1/2019 - 4/302022 NIH-NINDS Carotid Revascularization and Medical Management for Asymptomatic Carotid Stenosis Trial - Hemodynamics (CREST-H) Role: Site-PI
  • TTAX01-CR003 (TissueTech, Inc) Zhou (site-PI) 2/11/2020-ongoing A multicenter phase 3 trial of biotherapy using cryopreserved human umbilical cord (TTAX01) or late stage, complex non-healing diabetic foot ulcer
  • K23 DK122126-01, Tan (PI) 9/1/2019-8/31/2024 NIH-NIDDK Determinants in Limb Preservation in Hispanics and Native Americans Role: Advisor
  • 1R01AG070987 - 01A1, Weinkauf (PI) 9/1/2021-8/31/2025 NIH-NIA Extra cranial Carotid Atherosclerosis Contributions to Cognitive Impairment and Alzheimer's Disease Risk Role: Consultant
  • MTEC-21-10-NavyMultiTopic-065 9/1/2022- 8/31/2025 Navy A phase 1B, prospective, double-blind, randomized, controlled study of dHACM plus standard of care as compared standard of care in operative groin Role: site-PI
  • CP-0017 JAGUAR Trial 6/20/2022- Endologix 6/20/2022-ongoing ObJective Analysis to GaUge EVAR Outcomes Through Randomization (Alto RCT) Role: Site-PI
  • R01 HL127113, Huang (PI) 2/1/2016–1/31/21 NIH/NHLBI Aligned Nanofibrillar Scaffolds Enhance Angiogenesis and Viability in Ischemia To test the hypothesis that parallel-aligned pattern of nanofibrillar scaffolds enhance iPSC-EC survival and angiogenesis under ischemic conditions in vitro. We will then assess the temporal kinetics of arteriogenesis, blood perfusion recovery, and cell survival upon implantation of the iPSC-EC seeded scaffold in animal models of PAD Role: Collaborator
  • PROVE-AAA, Goodney (PI) 2017-2021 VA Merit Review PReferences for Open Versus Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (PROVE-AAA) Trial Role: Site-PI
  • SVS Bridging Grant, Zhou (PI) 2018-2019 Society for Vascular Surgery Diabetic Foot Ulcer Consortium ・PHOTO-V PHF1801.000-M 2019-2022 CryoLife Incorp A post-market, prospective evaluation of PHOTO-oxidized decellularized bovine pericardium used as a patch in Vascular repair and reconstruction Surgery Role: Site PI
  • 19-0315-1F, Zhou (PI) 05/2019-06/2023 Cook Medical Inc. Vascular Surgery Integrated Residency Program The goal of this program is to produce well-rounded trainees in all aspects of vascular surgery, leading to the development of thoughtful, ethical, and highly competent independent practitioners of the specialty. Role: PI
  • Vascular Research Program, Zhou (PI) 01/2017-12/2024 University of Arizona Institutional support for vascular surgery Role: PI
  • Translational Research Investment and Bridge Funding Zhou(PI) 01/2020-12/2021 University of Arizona Role: PI
  • T35HL007479 (Witte/Zhou, MPI) 4/1/22 -3/31/25 Short-Term Institutional Research Training Grant The goal is to support curiosity and summer research program for under-represented high school student Role: MPI
  • NIH NHLBI Mentored Clinical and Basic Science Review Committee, Member / 7/2019-6/2022
  • VA National Surgery Advisory Board – Vascular Surgery Board, Chair / 7/2019-6/2022
  • Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) / 2020-2021
  • NIH, BTSS Study Section / 2018 ・VA Merit CARB Study Section / 2018 ・SUS Leadership Agility Program / 2017
  • AHA – Co-Chair, Surgery Basic Science Committee / 2015-2017
  • AHA- Grant Reviewer, Surgery – BSc Committee / 2014-2015
  • SUS Mid-Career Course / 2016
  • NIH – Ad Hoc Grant Reviewer / 2014
  • Stroke Association (UK) – Ad Hoc Grant Reviewer / 2013
  • AAS/TSA International Visiting Professorship Award / 2013
  • VA National Surgery Advisory Board / 2013-present
  • ACS Traveling Fellowship to Australia and New Zealand / 2013
  • Stanford Advanced Leadership Program / 2012
  • Stanford Leadership Development Program / 2010
  • Stanford Faculty Fellowship Program / 2010
  • Institutional Representative for AAMC Faculty Professional Development Seminar / 2010
  • Molecular Surgeon Faculty Research Achievement Award, Baylor College of Medicine / 2006
  • Molecular Surgeon Research Young Investigator Award, Baylor College of Medicine / 2004
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society / 1998
  • Surgical Society Award of New York Medical College / 1998
  • Janet M. Glasgow Memorial Achievement citation / 1998
  • Trustee Scholarship, New York Medical College / 1995-1997
  • Medical Student Research Fellowship / 1995
  • Graduate Summa Cum Laude, University of California – San Diego / 1994
Selected Publications



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