Wesley S. Moore, MD is Professor and Chief, Emeritus of Surgery in the Division of Vascular Surgery at the University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine. He is the author of Endovascular Surgery, 4th Edition and Vascular and Endovascular Surgery: A Comprehensive Review, 9th Edition.
Dr. Moore graduated from medical school and completed his general surgery training at the University of California, San Francisco. He then spent two years in the United States Army as chief of surgery at the 98th general hospital in Germany. After fulfilling his military obligation, he completed his vascular surgery fellowship in San Francisco and was appointed Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of California, San Francisco and Chief of Vascular Surgery at the Veterans Administration Medical Center. Dr. Moore later served as Professor of Surgery, Chief Section of Vascular Surgery at the University of Arizona. In 1980, he returned to California to head the vascular surgery program at UCLA, where he has remained until the present.
Dr. Moore developed an early interest in cerebrovascular disease and is a recognized expert in the surgical management of carotid artery disease as a strategy for stroke prevention. More recently, Dr. Moore developed an interest and expertise in a less invasive approach to treating thoracic and abdominal aortic aneurysm using the stent-graft approach. In 1992 he became involved in the investigation of stent-graft repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm and on February 10th, 1993 implanted the first commercially manufactured stent graft, Endovascular Technologies (EVT), worldwide. Since then, he has led the UCLA program to become a leader in aortic stent-graft clinical experience.