Samuel L. Chen

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Assistant Clinical Professor, Surgery
School of Medicine


B.A., Stanford University, 2008, Human Biology
M.D., University of California, Irvine School of Medicine, 2012

Phone: (714) 456-5453
Fax: (714) 456-6070
Email: schen9@hs.uci.edu

University of California, Irvine
Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
333 The City Blvd West, Suite 1600
Orange, CA 92868
Research Interests
Management of acute vascular syndromes, Open and endovascular aortic aneurysm repair, Management of aortic dissection, Complex aortic disease, Carotid disease, Peripheral artery disease, Limb salvage, Hemodialysis access, Collaborative Vascular Care
Academic Distinctions
Board Certified, American Board of Surgery- General Surgery
Board Certified, American Board of Surgery- Vascular Surgery
Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation (RPVI), American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS)
Publications
Peer-Reviewed Publications:

1. Chen SL, Krishnam MS, Bosemani T, Dissanayake S, Sgroi MD, Lane JS, Fujitani RM: Geometric changes of the inferior vena cava in trauma patients subjected to volume resuscitation. Vascular 2015 Oct; 23(5): 459-467. doi: 10.1177/1708538114552665 (PMID: 25298135) Epub 2014 Oct 8

2. Moghadamyeghaneh Z, Sgroi MD, Chen SL, Kabutey NK, Stamos MJ, Fujitani RM: Risk factors and outcomes of post-operative ischemic colitis in contemporary open and endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair. Journal of Vascular Surgery 2016 Apr; 63(4): 866-872. doi: 10.1016/j.jvs.2015.10.064 (PMID: 26747680) Epub 2015 Dec 30

3. Chou EL, Sgroi MD, Chen SL, Kuo IJ, Kabutey NK, Fujitani RM: Influence of gender and anesthesia choice on carotid endarterectomy outcomes. Journal of Vascular Surgery 2016 Jul; 64(1): 9-14. doi: 10.1016/j.jvs.2016.03.406 (PMID: 27183853) Epub 2016 May 13

4. Le J, Grigorian A, Chen SL, Kuo IJ, Fujitani RM, Kabutey NK: Novel endovascular technique for removal of adherent PICC. Journal of Vascular Access 2016 Nov-Dec; 17(6): e153-e155. doi: 10.5301/jva.5000580 (PMID: 27312764) Epub 2016 Jun 1

5. Chen SL, Kuo IJ, Fujitani NK, Kabutey NK: Endovascular management of concomitant thoracic and abdominal aortic ruptures resulting from Brucellosis aortitis. Annals of Vascular Surgery 2017 Jan; 38: 190.e1-e4. doi: 10.1016/j.avsg.2016.08.007 (PMID: 27554701) Epub 2016 Aug 20

6. Fujitani RM, Chen SL, Lane JS, Krishnam MS: Congenital, meandering transdiaphragmatic aortocaval- right atrial arteriovenous fistula. Journal of Vascular Surgery: Venous and Lymphatic Disorders* 2017 Jan; 5(1): 124-125. doi: 10.1016/j.jvsv.2016.02.003 (PMID: 27987601) *Journal Cover Image

7. Chen SL, Kuo IJ, Kabutey NK, Fujitani RM: Physiologic cryoamputation in managing critically ill patients with septic, advanced acute limb ischemia. Annals of Vascular Surgery 2017 July; 42: 50-55. doi: 10.1016/j.avsg.2016.11.006 (PMID: 28279723) Epub 2017 Mar 7

8. Chen SL, Whealon MD, Kabutey NK, Kuo IJ, Sgroi MD, Fujitani RM: Outcomes of open and endovascular lower extremity revascularization in active smokers with advanced peripheral arterial disease. Journal of Vascular Surgery 2017 June; 65(6): 1680-1689. doi: 10.1016/j.jvs.2017.01.025 (PMID: 28527930) Epub 2017 May 17

9. Chen SL, Kabutey NK, Whealon MD, Kuo IJ, Fujitani RM: Comparison of percutaneous versus open femoral cutdown access for endovascular repair of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms. Journal of Vascular Surgery 2017 Nov; 66(5): 1364-1370. doi: 10.1016/j.jvs.2017.03.431 (PMID: 29061269) Epub 2017 Oct 20

10. Chen SL, Kuo IJ, Kabutey NK, Gabra F, Fujitani RM: Perioperative risk factors for hospital readmission following elective endovascular aortic aneurysm repair. Journal of Vascular Surgery 2018 Sep; 68(3): 731-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jvs.2017.12.042 (PMID: 29622354) Epub 2018 Apr 2

11. Grigorian A, Wilson SE, Kabutey NK, Fujitani RM, de Virgilio C, Schubl SD, Gabriel V, Chen SL, Joe VC, Nahmias JT: Decreased National Rate of Below the Knee Amputation in Patients with Popliteal Artery Injury. Annals of Vascular Surgery 2019 May; 57: 1-9. doi: 10.1016/j.avsg.2018.07.002 (PMID: 30053552) Epub 2018 July 25

12. Chen SL, Kabutey NK, Whealon MD, Kuo IJ, Donayre CE, Fujitani RM: Locoregional anesthesia offers improved outcomes following endovascular repair of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms. Annals of Vascular Surgery 2019 Aug; 59: 134-42. doi: 10.1016/j.avsg.2018.12.083 (PMID: 30802568) Epub 2019 Feb 22

13. Maithel S, Grigorian A, Fujitani RM, Kabutey NK, Sheehan BM, Gambhir S, Chen SL, Nahmias J: Incidence, Morbidity and Mortality of Traumatic Superior Mesenteric Artery Injuries Compared to Other Visceral Arteries. Vascular 2020 Apr; 28(2): 142-51. doi: 10.1177/170853893827 (PMID: 31888421) Epub 2019 Dec 31

14. Hasjim BJ, Fujitani RM, Chen SL, Donayre CE, Kuo IJ, Raza A, Reddy U, Ichii H, Kabutey NK: Utilization of Carbon Dioxide Angiography and Percutaneous Balloon Angioplasty for Treatment of Transplant Renal Artery Stenosis. Annals of Vascular Surgery 2020 May; 65: 10-16. doi: 10.1016/j.avsg.2019.11.009 (PMID: 31712187) Epub 2019 Nov 8

15. Tohmasi S, Kabutey NK, Chen SL, Sheehan B, Duong WQ, Kuo IJ, Fujitani RM, Kopchok GE, Donayre CE: Iatrogenic Arteriovenous Fistula Formation after Endovenous Laser Treatment Resulting in High-Output Cardiac Failure: A Case Report and Review of the Literature. Annals of Vascular Surgery 2020 (Accepted)

Peer-Reviewed Abstracts/Presentations:

1. Salameh W, Chen X, Chen SL, Olinga J, Guo T, Swerdloff R: “Evidence for Multiple Signaling Pathways Regulating Glycogen Synthase Kinase 3 (GSK3) in the Mouse Testes.” Poster Presentation, American Society of Andrology 29th Annual Meeting; Baltimore, MD. 2004 April 14-17. (Journal of Andrology, March 2004, p84)

2. Chen SL, Abilez O, Cao F, Blundo J, Wu J, Pruitt B, Xu C, Zarins C: “Development of an Imaging System for Non-destructively Assessing Characteristics of Human Embryonic Stem-Cell Derived Cardiomyocytes.” Poster Presentation, Stanford Program for Regenerative Medicine “Regenerating Life” Symposium. Stanford, CA. 2006 November 10-11.

3. Abilez OJ*, Chen SL*, Zarins CK: “The Role of Dynamic Flow in Vascular Wall Remodeling in an ex vivo Bioreactor System.” Poster Presentation, Tissue Engineering & Regenerative Medicine International Society- North America (TERMIS-NA) Annual Conference. San Diego, CA 2008 December 7-10. *Equal contribution

4. Chen VM, Merrill-Skoloff G, Wang L, Chen SL, Mackman N, Taubman M, Furie BC, Furie B: “Intravascular but not extravascular tissue factor is required for fibrin generation during thrombus formation in cremaster arterioles in living mice subjected to laser injury.” Oral Podium Presentation, American Society of Hematology (ASH) 51st Annual Meeting. New Orleans, LA. 2009 December 3-8. (Blood 2009, Vol 114(22): p140-141)

5. Chen SL, Krishnam MS, Bosemani T, Lane JS, Fujitani RM: “Geometric Changes of the Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) in Trauma Patients Subjected to Volume Resuscitation: Insight into Dynamic Stresses Placed on IVC Filters.” Oral Podium Presentation, Western Vascular Society (WVS) 27th Annual Meeting. Park City, UT. 2012 September 22-25. (J Vasc Surg 2012, Vol 56(2): p583)

6. Fujitani RM, Chen SL, Lane JS, Krishnam MS: “Congenital, Meandering Transdiaphragmatic Aortocaval-Right Atrial Arteriovenous Fistula.” Oral Podium Presentation, Western Vascular Society (WVS) 27th Annual Meeting. Park City, UT. 2012 September 22-25. (J Vasc Surg 2012, Vol 56(2): p583-584)

7. Chen SL, Fujitani RM: “Endovascular Repair of Infrarenal Abdominal Aortic Transection in the Setting of Ruptured Viscera after Blunt Trauma.” Oral Podium Presentation, American College of Surgeons- Southern California Chapter (SCC-ACS) Annual Meeting, Vascular and Thoracic Subspecialty Section, Santa Barbara, CA. 2016 January 15-17.

8. Chen SL, Kuo IJ, Fujitani RM, Kabutey NK: “Endovascular Management of Concomitant Thoracic and Abdominal Aortic Ruptures Resulting from Brucellosis Aortitis.” Oral Podium Presentation, Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Society (VESS) 26th Annual Meeting, Park City, UT. 2016 February 4-7. (Annals of Vascular Surgery 2016, Vol 34: p23-24)

9. Chen SL, Kuo IJ, Kabutey NK, Phelan MJ, Fujitani RM: “Perioperative Risk Factors for Readmission Following Endovascular Aortic Aneurysm Repair.” Oral Podium Presentation, Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery (SCVS) 44th Annual Symposium, Las Vegas, NV. 2016 March 12-16.

10. Chen SL, Kuo IJ, Kabutey NK, Fujitani RM: “Refined Technique of Physiologic Cryoamputation in Managing Critically Ill Patients with Advanced Acute Limb Ischemia.” Oral Podium Presentation, Southern California Vascular Surgical Society (SCVSS) 34th Annual Meeting, La Jolla, CA. 2016 April 29-May 1 (Annals of Vascular Surgery 2016, Vol 34: p42-43)

11. Kabutey NK, Chen SL, Kuo IJ, Bautista J, Fujitani RM: “Modified Loop-Snare Technique for Complex Optional Inferior Vena Cava Filter Retrieval.” Oral Podium Presentation, Southern California Vascular Surgical Society (SCVSS) 34th Annual Meeting, La Jolla, CA. 2016 April 29-May 1 (Annals of Vascular Surgery 2016, Vol 34: p46-47)

12. Chen SL, Kabutey NK, Whealon MD, Kuo IJ, Fujitani RM: “Totally Percutaneous Access versus Open Femoral Cutdown for Endovascular Repair of Ruptured Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms: Analysis of the ACS-NSQIP Targeted Vascular Database.” Poster Presentation, Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS)- Vascular Annual Meeting, National Harbor, MD. 2016 June 8-11 (J Vasc Surg 2016, Vol 63(6): p58-59S)

13. Kabutey NK, Chen SL, Jia JB, Kuo IJ, Fujitani RM: “Early Experience with Paclitaxel-Coated Balloon Angioplasty for Treatment of Autogenous Hemodialysis Fistula Outflow Stenosis.” Poster Presentation, Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS)- Vascular Annual Meeting, National Harbor, MD. 2016 June 8-11 (J Vasc Surg 2016, Vol 63(6): p90S)

14. Chen SL, Kabutey NK, Kuo IJ, Fujitani RM: “Contemporary Outcomes of Carotid Endarterectomy Performed in Patients with Total Contralateral Carotid Artery Occlusion.” Poster Presentation, Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS)- Vascular Annual Meeting, National Harbor, MD. 2016 June 8-11 (J Vasc Surg 2016, Vol 63(6): p80-91S)

15. Chen SL, Whealon MD, Kabutey NK, Kuo IJ, Sgroi MD, Fujitani RM. “Outcomes of Open and Endovascular Lower Extremity Revascularization in Current Smokers with Intermittent Claudication and Critical Limb Ischemia.” Oral Podium Presentation, Western Vascular Society (WVS) 31st Annual Meeting, Colorado Springs, CO. 2016 September 24-27 (J Vasc Surg 2016, Vol 64(2): p542)

16. Chen SL, Kuo IJ, Kabutey NK, Fujitani RM. “Optimizing Management for Mycotic Carotid Artery Blowouts in the Irradiated Neck.” Oral Podium Presentation, Western Vascular Society (WVS) 31st Annual Meeting, Colorado Springs, CO. 2016 September 24-27 (J Vasc Surg 2016, Vol 64(2): p548-549)

17. Chen SL, Kabutey NK, Kuo IJ, Fujitani RM. “Comparative Outcomes of Carotid Endarterectomy and Carotid Artery Stenting: Analysis of the ACS-NSQIP Targeted Vascular Database.” Scientific Forum Presentation, American College of Surgeons- Clinical Congress 2016, Washington, DC. 2016 October 16-20 (J Am Coll Surg 2016, Vol 223(4S2): e212-213)

18. Chen SL, Whealon MD, Kabutey NK, Kuo IJ, Fujitani RM, Donayre CE. “Nationwide Outcomes of Lower Extremity Revascularization in Smokers versus Non-Smokers.” Oral Podium Presentation, Associate Faculty Program- 43rd Veith Annual Symposium/International Society for Vascular Surgery (ISVS) Global Podium Presentations, New York, NY. 2016 Nov 16-19 (Vascular 2016, Vol 24(1S): p98)

19. Chen SL, Whealon MD, Kabutey NK, Kuo IJ, Donayre CE, Fujitani RM. “Locoregional Anesthesia Offers Improved Outcomes Following Endovascular Repair of Ruptured Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms” Oral Podium Presentation, Western Vascular Society (WVS) 32nd Annual Meeting, Blaine, WA. 2017 September 23-26 (J Vasc Surg 2017, Vol 66(3): e50)

20. Chen SL, Kuo IJ, Kabutey NK, Fujitani RM. “Innovative Method Utilizing Flat-Panel Digital X-Ray for Bedside Insertion of Inferior Vena Cava Filters in the Intensive Care Unit.” ePoster Presentation, Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery (SCVS) 46th Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV. 2018 Mar 17-21

21. Chen SL, Fujitani RM, Whealon MD, Kuo IJ, Saba T, Borda L, Stamos MJ. “The Impact of Electronic Medical Record Scribes on Resident and Attending Experience in the Outpatient Surgery Clinics of an Academic Medical Center.” Oral Podium Presentation, Southwestern Surgical Congress 70th Annual Meeting, Napa, CA. 2018 April 8-11

22. Grigorian A, Wilson SE, Kabutey NK, Fujitani RM, de Virgilio C, Schubl SD, Gabriel V, Chen SL, Joe VC, Nahmias JT. “Decreased National Rate of Below Knee Amputation in Patients with Popliteal Artery Injury.” Oral Podium Presentation, Southern California Vascular Surgical Society (SCVSS) 36th Annual Meeting, Laguna Beach, CA. 2018 May 4-6.

23. Chen SL, Wang A, Kabutey NK, Donayre CE. “Iatrogenic Lower Extremity High-Output Arteriovenous Fistula after Endovenous Greater Saphenous Venous Ablation Resulting in Right Heart Failure.” Oral Podium Presentation, Southern California Vascular Surgical Society (SCVSS) 36th Annual Meeting, Laguna Beach, CA. 2018 May 4-6 (Annals of Vascular Surgery 2018, Vol 51, p281).

24. Hasjim B, Chen SL, Donayre CE, Fujitani RM, Kuo IJ, Ichii H, Kabutey NK. “Utilization of Carbon Dioxide Angiography and Percutaneous Balloon Angioplasty for Treatment of Transplant Renal Artery Stenosis.” Oral Podium Presentation, Southern California Vascular Surgical Society (SCVSS) 36th Annual Meeting, Laguna Beach, CA. 2018 May 4-6 (Annals of Vascular Surgery 2018, Vol 51, p274-275).

25. Maithel S, Grigorian A, Fujitani RM, Kabutey NK, Chen SL, Nahmias J. “Traumatic Superior Mesenteric Artery Injuries: Analysis of Incidence, Morbidity and Mortality Compared to Other Visceral Arteries.” ePoster Presentation, Western Vascular Society (WVS) 33rd Annual Meeting, Santa Fe, NM. 2018 Sep 22-25.

26. Newton DH, Chen SL, Belkin N, Desai ND, Foley PJ. “Visceral segment aortic endarterectomy with aorto-aortic bypass using a cardiopulmonary bypass circuit” ePoster Presentation, Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery (SCVS) 47th Annual Symposium, Boca Raton, FL. 2019 Mar 16-20.

27. Kabutey NK, Duong W, Chen SL, Hasjim B, Kuo IJ, Donayre CE, Fujitani RM. “Endovascular Management of Non-Salmonella Infected Aortic Aneurysms” ePoster Presentation, Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery (SCVS) 47th Annual Symposium, Boca Raton, FL. 2019 Mar 16-20

28. Hasjim BJ, Fujitani RM, Chen SL, Duong W, Bosemani T, Donayre CE, Kuo IJ, Kabutey NK. “Contemporary management of isolated visceral artery spontaneous dissection.” Oral presentation, Southern California Vascular Surgical Society (SCVSS) 37th Annual Meeting, Rancho Mirage, CA. 2019 May 3-5

29. Chen SL, Belkin N, Burke C, Bavaria JE, Foley PJ. “Aberrant right subclavian artery serving as outflow for persistent false lumen perfusion after TEVAR for type B Aortic Dissection.” Oral presentation, 41st Annual Delaware Valley Vascular Society (DVVS) 2019 Spring Meeting, Philadelphia, PA. 2019 May 9

30. Sheehan BM, Kabutey NK, Chen SL, Maithel S, Gambhir S, Kuo IJ, Donayre CE, Fujitani RM. “Shunting in Patients with Contralateral Carotid Artery Occlusion During Carotid Endarterectomy Does Not Improve Perioperative Risk of Stroke or Death” Poster Presentation, Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS)- Vascular Annual Meeting 2019, National Harbor, MD. 2019 June 12-15 (J Vasc Surg 2019, Vol 69(6): e138-e139)

31. Newton DH, Chen SL, Fairman RM, Foley PJ, Roses R, Fraker D, Guzzo T, Jackson BM. “Techniques and Outcomes of Concomitant Aortic and Caval Resection and Reconstruction for Cancer.” Poster Presentation, Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS)- Vascular Annual Meeting 2019, National Harbor, MD. 2019 June 12-15 (J Vasc Surg 2019, Vol 69(6): e263-e264)

32. Chin AL, Chen SL, Stavropoulos SW, Fairman RM, Jackson BM. “Aorto-hepatic bypass and stent grafting for repair of pancreaticoduodenal artery aneurysm with chronic celiac occlusion.” Oral presentation, Delaware Valley Vascular Society (DVVS) 2019 Fall Meeting, Philadelphia, PA. 2019 Sep 27

33. Chen SL, Belkin N, Jackson BM, Foley PJ, Damrauer SM, Kalapatapu VR, Glaser JD, Wang GJ. “Impact of Active and Prior Smoking on Perioperative and Long-term Outcomes following Carotid Endarterectomy.” Poster Presentation, Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS)- Vascular Annual Meeting 2020, Toronto, ON, Canada 2020 June 17-20 (virtual)
Professional Societies
Society for Vascular Surgery
American College of Surgeons
Other Experience
General Surgery Residency
UC Irvine Medical Center 2012—2018

Vascular Surgery Fellowship
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania 2018—2020

Post-doctoral Research Fellow
UC Irvine Medical Center 2015—2016

Last updated
08/18/2021