New Division Chief W. Darrin Clouse

 W. Darrin Clouse, MD Professor of Surgery Chief, Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

UVA Heart and Vascular Care has exciting news to share. We are pleased to announce W. Darrin Clouse, MD, FACS, DFSVS, RPVI, is joining our team as chief of the Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery.

Dr. Clouse was most recently an associate professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School and an associate visiting surgeon at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). There, he served as medical director of the MGH noninvasive diagnostic vascular laboratory and associate program director of the MGH vascular surgery fellowship and residency. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Society for Vascular Surgery. His clinical and research interests include carotid artery and aortic branch problems as well as aorta-iliac occlusive and aneurysmal disease.

Dr. Clouse was the United States Air Force Surgeon General’s consultant on vascular and endovascular surgery for six years and retired at the rank of colonel in 2014. During active duty, he helped develop military vascular and endovascular surgery programs in San Antonio, Texas, and Sacramento, California. He was director of endovascular surgery at Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center (formerly known as Wilford Hall Medical Center) and chief of vascular surgery at San Antonio Military Medical Center. He was the first director of the Northern California Federal Vascular Surgery Service and co-director of the Heart, Lung and Vascular Center, integrating federal cardiovascular care in the VA Northern California Health Care System and regional Department of Defense.

After receiving his medical degree from Mayo Clinic, he completed general surgery training at Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center and the University of Texas Health Science Center. He served as a general surgeon in the U.S. Air Force before completing his vascular and endovascular surgery fellowship at MGH. He served four tours in Iraq and Afghanistan and was awarded the Bronze Star.

To refer a patient to Dr. Clouse, call 434.243.1000. Learn more about Dr. Clouse at



Martha Zeiger, MD