Leigh Ann O'banion, MD

Associate Clinical Professor
Surgery - Fresno
+1 559 431-6226

Leigh Ann O'Banion, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor, Surgery

Leigh Ann O’Banion, MD, is an Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Surgery, at the University of California San Francisco Fresno, UCSF Fresno Center for Medical Education and Research.

Dr. O’Banion received her undergraduate degree in Biologic Sciences from Louisiana State University and her medical degree from the Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. She completed her general surgery residency at UCSF Fresno Medical Education Program, Fresno, California. Subsequently, she completed her Vascular Fellowship at UCSF. Dr. O’Banion is board certified by the American Board of Surgery in General and Vascular Surgery. She is also a Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation (RPVI)

Dr. O’Banion has been a faculty member in the Department of Surgery since 2017. Dr. O’Banion’s clinical and didactic teaching involves educating, lecturing, mentoring, and supervising medical students and residents that rotate on the vascular surgery service. Trainees represent a wide range of educational levels, including medical students, general surgery residents, as well as critical care and interventional cardiology fellows. She currently serves on the Vascular Surgery Interest Group (VSIG) committee of the WVS, the SVS Volunteers in Service to All (VISTA) committee, the VESS Vascular Research Consortium Committee, as well as the AVF Digital Media Committee, and is committed to the education and promotion of vascular surgery.

Her clinical research focuses on advanced venous disease, vascular trauma, and outcomes based research on vascular amputees. She has presented her research at the local/regional and nation level and published in multiple surgical journals. Her work on traumatic popliteal injuries was awarded the 2020 Western Vascular Society Founder’s Research Award. She was awarded the 2021 UCSF Fresno Faculty Research Award.

A Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS) and Fellow of the Society of Vascular Surgery (FSVS), Dr. O’Banion is also a member of the Western Vascular Society, Vascular and Endovascular Surgical Society, the American Venous Forum and the American Vein & Lymphatic Society.


Type IV Hypersensitivity Reaction after Cyanoacrylate Venous Closure.

Annals of vascular surgery

O'Banion LAA, Shao MY, Ali A, Kochubey M, Yan Y, Fallentine J, Oh JH, Patel HR, Agrawal N, Carmona E, Hager ES, Kiguchi MM

Lack of Patient Centered Evaluation of Outcomes in Intermittent Claudication Literature.

Journal of vascular surgery

O'Banion LA, Saadi S, Hasan B, Nayfeh T, Simons JP, Murad MH, Woo K

Carotid endarterectomy is safe for octogenarians.

Journal of vascular surgery

Qumsiyeh Y, Siada S, Yan Y, Dirks R, Ali A, Daneshvar M, O'Banion LA

Thrombotic complications after radiofrequency and cyanoacrylate endovenous ablation: Outcomes of a multicenter real-world experience.

Journal of vascular surgery. Venous and lymphatic disorders

O'Banion LAA, Siada S, Cutler B, Kochubey M, Collins T, Ali A, Tenet M, Dirks R, Kiguchi MM

Society for Vascular Surgery appropriate use criteria for management of intermittent claudication.

Journal of vascular surgery

Woo K, Siracuse JJ, Klingbeil K, Kraiss LW, Osborne NH, Singh N, Tan TW, Arya S, Banerjee S, Bonaca MP, Brothers T, Conte MS, Dawson DL, Erben Y, Lerner BM, Lin JC, Mills JL, Mittleider D, Nair DG, O'Banion LA, Patterson RB, Scheidt MJ, Simons JP, Society for Vascular Surgery Appropriateness Committee


Journal of vascular surgery

O'Banion LA, Magee GA

Response to: Beyond the Crossroads by DuBose et al.

Annals of surgery

Bowser KE, Shalhub S, Mouawad NJ, O'Banion LA, Escobar GA, Choong AM, Khan SZ, Ohman JW, Mills JL, Aziz F


Journal of vascular surgery. Venous and lymphatic disorders

O'Banion LA, Kiguchi MM

SARS-CoV-2 vaccination modelling for safe surgery to save lives: data from an international prospective cohort study.

The British journal of surgery

COVIDSurg Collaborative, GlobalSurg Collaborative

Contemporary outcomes of traumatic popliteal artery injury repair from the popliteal scoring assessment for vascular extremity injury in trauma study.

Journal of vascular surgery

O'Banion LA, Dirks R, Saldana-Ruiz N, Farooqui E, Yoon WJ, Pozolo C, Fox CJ, Crally A, Siada S, Nehler MR, Brooke BS, Beckstrom JL, Kiang S, Boggs HK, Chandra V, Ho VT, Zhou W, Lee A, Bowens N, Cho Y, Woo K, Ulloa J, Magee GA

Thrombotic complications of superficial endovenous ablation: a contemporary review of thermal and non-thermal techniques.

The Journal of cardiovascular surgery

Kochubey MS, Siada SS, Tenet M, Kiguchi MM, Dirks RC, O'Banion LA

Endovascular versus open repair of isolated superficial femoral and popliteal artery injuries.

Journal of vascular surgery

Potter HA, Alfson DB, Rowe VL, Wadé NB, Weaver FA, Inaba K, O'Banion LA, Siracuse JJ, Magee GA

Popliteal scoring assessment for vascular extremity injuries in trauma study.

Journal of vascular surgery

O'Banion LA, Dirks R, Farooqui E, Saldana-Ruiz N, Yoon WJ, Pozolo C, Fox C, Crally A, Siada S, Nehler MR, Brooke BS, Beckstrom JL, Kiang S, Boggs HK, Chandra V, Ho VT, Zhou W, Lee A, Bowens N, Cho Y, Woo K, Ulloa J, Magee GA

A comparison of cyanoacrylate glue and radiofrequency ablation techniques in the treatment of superficial venous reflux in CEAP 6 patients.

Journal of vascular surgery. Venous and lymphatic disorders

O'Banion LA, Reynolds KB, Kochubey M, Cutler B, Tefera EA, Dirks R, Kiguchi MM

Global impact of the first coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic wave on vascular services.

The British journal of surgery

Vascular and Endovascular Research Network (VERN) COVER study collaborative*

Outcomes of major lower extremity amputations n dysvascular patients: Room for improvement.

American journal of surgery

O'Banion LA, Dirks R, Farooqui E, Kaups K, Qumsiyeh Y, Rome C, Davis J

Managing central venous access during a health care crisis.

Journal of vascular surgery

Chun TT, Judelson DR, Rigberg D, Lawrence PF, Cuff R, Shalhub S, Wohlauer M, Abularrage CJ, Anastasios P, Arya S, Aulivola B, Baldwin M, Baril D, Bechara CF, Beckerman WE, Behrendt CA, Benedetto F, Bennett LF, Charlton-Ouw KM, Chawla A, Chia MC, Cho S, Choong AMTL, Chou EL, Christiana A, Coscas R, De Caridi G, Ellozy S, Etkin Y, Faries P, Fung AT, Gonzalez A, Griffin CL, Guidry L, Gunawansa N, Gwertzman G, Han DK, Hicks CW, Hinojosa CA, Hsiang Y, Ilonzo N, Jayakumar L, Joh JH, Johnson AP, Kabbani LS, Keller MR, Khashram M, Koleilat I, Krueger B, Kumar A, Lee CJ, Lee A, Levy MM, Lewis CT, Lind B, Lopez-Pena G, Mohebali J, Molnar RG, Morrissey NJ, Motaganahalli RL, Mouawad NJ, Newton DH, Ng JJ, O'Banion LA, Phair J, Rancic Z, Rao A, Ray HM, Rivera AG, Rodriguez L, Sales CM, Salzman G, Sarfati M, Savlania A, Schanzer A, Sharafuddin MJ, Sheahan M, Siada S, Siracuse JJ, Smith BK, Smith M, Soh I, Sorber R, Sundaram V, Sundick S, Tomita TM, Trinidad B, Tsai S, Vouyouka AG, Westin GG, Williams MS, Wren SM, Yang JK, Yi J, Zhou W, Zia S, Woo K

Letter to the Editor: The Power of Social Media: A Call for Change in Professional Perspective

Journal of vascular surgery

Long KN, Vouyouka A, Makaroun M, O'Banion LA., et al.

Cryopreserved saphenous vein as a last-ditch conduit for limb salvage.

Journal of vascular surgery

O'Banion LA, Wu B, Eichler CM, Reilly LM, Conte MS, Hiramoto JS

Radiocephalic fistulas for hemodialysis: a comparison of techniques.

The American surgeon

O'Banion LA, Van Buren D, Davis JW

Limb salvage after complex repairs of extremity arterial injuries is independent of surgical specialty training.

The journal of trauma and acute care surgery

Shackford SR, Kahl JE, Calvo RY, Shackford MC, Danos LA, Davis JW, Vercruysse GA, Feliciano DV, Moore EE, Moore HB, Knudson MM, Howard BM, Sise MJ, Coimbra RS, Costantini TW, Brakenridge SC, Tominaga GT, Schaffer KB, Steele JT, Kennedy FR, Cogbill TH

Acute ethanol intoxication and the trauma patient: hemodynamic pitfalls.

World journal of surgery

Bilello J, McCray V, Davis J, Jackson L, Danos LA