Dr. Erik L. Owens is a vascular surgeon who specializes in aortic aneurysms, treatment of venous stasis ulcers, and minimally invasive bypass procedures. He offers a broad range of care in arterial, venous, and lymphatic disease. His special clinical interests include aneurysm, carotid artery disorders and surgeries, varicose veins, claudication, endovascular surgery, and dialysis access. He is certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Vascular Surgery.
Dr. Owens has advanced fellowship training in vascular surgery and in vascular biology/vascular surgery research. He serves as co-director for the Endovascular Training Center at the San Diego VA Medical Center.
In his research at UCSD, Dr. Owens collaborates with investigators in the Department of Bioengineering to evaluate new vascular graft materials and to develop devices such as an aortic endovascular suture device. He also evaluates materials and techniques in vascular surgery for a variety of disorders. His recent medical articles include reports on endovascular repair of an aortopulmonary fistula and surgical and endovascular treatment of lower extremity venous insufficiency.
Dr. Owens speaks both English and Norwegian.
Along with his colleagues in the Section of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at UCSD, Dr. Owens offers the latest medical and surgical approaches to care for patients who have vascular diseases and disorders.