Department of Surgery Faculty
Mark Davies, M.D., Ph.D., MBA
Professor / Chief
Open and endovascular surgery, Vascular imaging, Vascular Medicine, Vascular Research, Education, Clinical TrialsClinical interests:
Carotid artery disease and stroke
Abdominal and Thoracic Aortic aneurysmal disease
Mesenteric occlusive arterial disease
Renal artery disease
Limb salvage and peripheral vascular disease
Acute pulmonary embolism and IVC filters
Basic and advanced Hemodialysis access
Basic and advanced venous disease therapy
Mark G. Davies M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A. is Professor and Chief, Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio and Director of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at the University Hospital San Antonio.
His clinical interests are focused on the management of complex aortic, carotid and lower extremity disease. He is a pioneer in new endovascular and molecular therapies and has participated in multiple clinical device and gene therapy trials. His clinical research is in vascular quality, vascular education and outcomes. His administrative interests relate to leadership development, managing human capital, enhancing service and quality operations, reporting and LEAN process improvement. Dr. Davies is also widely published in basic science on subjects related in arterial injury, vein graft remodeling and metabolic syndrome. His focus in these areas is Protease and G-protein biology. Dr. Davies is an active clinical teacher and mentor locally and nationally.
Dr. Davies is a graduate of Trinity College, Dublin and completed his surgical registrar training through The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Dublin Region Surgical Training Scheme and obtained both the FRCS (Irel) and FRCS (Eng). After his Irish training, Dr. Davies came to Duke University Medical Center, NC as a Research Fellow on both Fogarty and Health Research Board of Ireland Scholarships. He was recruited by Dr. David Sabiston into the Duke University Surgical Residency and finished in 1997. Thereafter, he joined the University of Washington and completed a Vascular Surgery Fellowship under Drs. Eugene Strandness and Alexander Clowes. He currently is board certified in Vascular and General Surgery. Thereafter, Dr. Davies joined the University of Rochester as an Attending Vascular Surgeon and Attending Interventional Radiologist rising to the rank of Associate Professor. He completed his MBA from the Simon School of Business at the University of Rochester. In 2008, Dr. Davies joined Houston Methodist (Weill Cornell Medical College, New York) as Vice Chairman to set up an academic cardiovascular departmental infrastructure and citywide satellite vascular surgery clinics. He founded two successful vascular residencies, created and managed an extramural education program, co-developed an entrepreneurial program and established an NIH funded research program. He was later promoted to be the Associate Quality Officer and the Physician Lead for System wide Supply Chain. He is Master Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma and is certified in project management, He completed his Master in Medical Management from the Heinz School of Business at the Carnegie Mellon University and his FACHE from the American College of Health Executives. In 2015, he joined the University of Texas at San Antonio as Professor and Chief of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery within the Health Sciences Center and at the University Health system.