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Willis Wagner


BA – Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA 1977
MD (Medicine) – U. of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 1981
General Surgical Residency – Los Angeles Co – U. of Southern CA Med Center, 1986
Vascular Surgery Fellowship – U. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 1988

Board Certification

American Board of Surgery, General Surgery
American Board of Surgery, Vascular Surgery


Professional Activity (Current)

Professor of Surgery, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Professional Activity (Past)

Medical Co-Director, Vascular Diagnostic Laboratory – Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Chief, Division of Vascular Surgery – Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
President, Southern California Vascular Surgery Society
Chief, Department of Surgery, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Treasurer, Cedars-Sinai Medical Staff

Board of Directors, Los Angeles Tennis Club
Chief, Department of Surgery, Midway Hospital

Honors and Awards

Merck Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement – U. of So. CA Med School- 1981
Alpha Omega Alpha
President’s Award for Best Manuscript – Southern Assoc. for Vascular Surgery, 1988
Who’s Who in the Western United States
Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare
Who’s Who in Science and Engineering
Top Doctors in the US (Center for the Study of Services)
Friends of Nursing Award – Cedars-Sinai Medical Center 2002
Angelo May Guest Professor, 50th World Congress, Am. College of Angiology 2003

Professional Organizations

American College of Surgeons (Fellow)
Association for Academic Surgery
International Society of Endovascular Specialists
Los Angeles Surgical Society
Nathan A. Womack Surgical Society
Peripheral Vascular Surgery Society
Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery
Society for Vascular Surgery (former ISCVS, AAVS)
Society of Graduate Surgeons of the Los Angeles County – University of Southern California Medical Center
Society of Vascular Ultrasound
Southern California Vascular Surgical Society
Western Vascular Society

Selected Publications

Wagner WH, Calkins ER, Weaver FA, Goodwin JA, Myles RA, Yellin AE. Blunt popliteal artery trauma: 100 consecutive injuries. J Vasc Surg 1988;7:736-743.

Wagner WH, Weaver FA, Brinkley JR, Brochert M, Lindsay SF. Chronic ocular ischemia and neovascular glaucoma: A result of extracranial carotid artery disease. J Vasc Surg 1988;8:551-557.

Cossman DV, Ellison JE, Wagner WH, Carroll RM, Treiman, RL, Foran RF, Levin PM, Cohen JL. Comparison of dye arteriography to arterial mapping with color-flow duplex imaging in the lower extremities. J Vasc Surg 1989; 10:522-529.

Wagner WH, Treiman RL, Cossman DV, Foran RF, Levin PL, Cohen JL. The diminishing role of diagnostic angiography in carotid artery disease: Duplex scanning as definitive preoperative study. Ann Vasc Surg 1991; 5:105-110.

Treiman RL, Wagner WH, Foran RF, Cossman DV, Levin PM, Cohen JL, Treiman GS. Carotid endarterectomy in the elderly. Ann Vasc Surg 1992;6:321-324.

Treiman RL, Foran RF, Wagner WH, Cossman DV, Levin PM, Cohen JL. Does routine patch angioplasty after carotid endarterectomy lessen the risk of perioperative stroke? Ann Vasc Surg 1993;7:317-319.

Wagner WH, Treiman RL, Cossman DV, Cohen JL, Foran RF, Treiman GS, Levin PM. Tourniquet occlusion technique for tibial artery reconstruction. J Vasc Surg 1993;18:637-47.

Treiman GS, Treiman RL, Foran RF, Cossman DV, Cohen JL, Levin PM, Wagner WH, Davidson MB. The influence of diabetes mellitus on the risk of abdominal aortic surgery. Am Surg 1994;60:436-440.

McGrath JC, Wagner WH, Shabot M. When is ICU care warranted after carotid endarterectomy? A three-year retrospective analysis. Am Surg 1996;62:811-814.

Wagner WH, Levin PM, Cossman DV, Lauterbach SR, Cohen JL, Farber A. Early experience with radiofrequency ablation of the greater saphenous vein. Ann Vasc Surg Jan 2004.

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