Fred A. Weaver

Professor of Surgery Chief, Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy Co-Director, USC CardioVascular Thoracic Institute Co-Director, USC Comprehensive Aortic Center

Areas of treatment:

Aortic Aneurysm
Renal/Visceral Artery Disease
Carotid Artery Disease
Open and Endovascular Procedures


  • Vascular Surgery


  • Department of Surgery


  • English
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Fred A. Weaver, MD, MMM

Professor of Surgery
Chief, Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy
Co-Director, USC CardioVascular Thoracic Institute
Co-Director, USC Comprehensive Aortic Center

Practicing locations:

  • Keck Hospital of USC
  • USC Healthcare Center 2

About this doctor:

Dr. Fred Arthur Weaver holds the title of Professor of Surgery at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC). Dr. Weaver’s education includes a Bachelor of Science (1975) and Doctor of Medicine (1979) degrees from USC. He also has a Masters in Medical Management which he received from USC in 2005. He received his surgical training at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee where he served as a Resident in General Surgery 1979-84, a Chief Resident in General Surgery 1984-85 and a Vascular Surgery Fellow 1985-86. He then returned to USC in 1986 as an Assistant Professor of Surgery, and was promoted to Professor of Surgery in 1999. In 1990 and again, in 1993, he received the C.J. Berne Award for Teaching Excellence from the USC surgical residents. He served as Program Director for General Surgery from 1996-2000 and as Program Director for Vascular Surgery at USC since its inception in 1999. He is the Director of the Max R. Gaspar Symposium, an annual meeting which highlights advances in the treatment of vascular disease. He is currently the Co-Director of the USC CardioVascular Thoracic Institute and the Chief of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy at USC. Dr. Weaver is certified by the American Board of Surgery in Vascular Surgery, General Surgery and Surgical Critical Care. He is a member of the Society for Vascular Surgery, American Surgical Association, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and Past President of the Western Vascular Society. Dr. Weaver is on the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Vascular Surgery and Annals of Vascular Surgery and is an Associate Editor of Rutherford’s Vascular Surgery. He has been recognized as one of the Best Doctors in America since 2005. His major research interest concerns the diagnosis and management of diseases which affect the aorta and its major branches with an emphasis on aortic and renal artery disease. These research efforts are complimented by an active and diverse clinical practice at the Keck Hospital of USC where he performs both endovascular and open reconstructive aortic procedures.


Bachelor of Science, University of Southern California, 1975
Doctor of Medicine, University of Southern California, 1979
Master of Medical Management, USC Marshall School of Business, 2005


Vanderbilt University Hospital Surgery, 1979 - 1980


Vanderbilt University Hospital - Surgery, 1979 - 1985


Vanderbilt University, Surgical Research Fellow Transplantation, 1982 - 1983
Vanderbilt University, Vascular Surgery, 1985 - 1986


American Board of Surgery
ABS Vascular Surgery

Professional society memberships:

Distinguished Fellow, Society for Vascular Surgery
Honorary, Southern Association for Vascular Surgery
Alpha Omega Alpha, 1978- (Past President, USC Chapter)
Association for Academic Surgery, 1986-
American College of Surgeons, Fellow, 1989- (Past Board of Governors)
Christian Medical Association, 1992-
Society for Vascular Surgery, 1994- (Board of Governors)
Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery, 1995- (Past President)
Society of University Surgeons, 1996-
Association of Program Directors in Vascular Surgery, 2001-
American Surgical Association, 2002-
Surgical Biology Club II, 2002-
American College of Physician Executives, 2005-
Society for Vascular Surgery’s PSO Governing Council, Vice Chair, 2015-
Southern Calif. Chapter of the American College of Surgeons, 1989-
(Past President)
Southern California Vascular Surgical Society, 1989- (Past President)
Western Vascular Society, 1991- (Past President)
Pacific Coast Surgical Association, 1994- (Past President)
Southern California Vascular Outcomes Improvement Collaborative, 2011-
(Past Medical Director)
Salerni Collegium, University of Southern California, 1979-
H. William Scott Jr. Society, 1985-
Attending Staff Association, LAC+USC Medical Center, 1987-
Los Angeles Surgical Society, 1989-
Society of Graduate Surgeons, 1991-


Society for Vascular Surgery’s Presidential Citation Award, 2015
Top Doctors, Los Angeles Magazine, 2015, 2016
US News/Castle Connolly Top Doctors, 2000-2015
Southern California Super Doctors, 2008/09, 2010-2017
Top Doctors, Pasadena Magazine, 2009, 2011-14, 2016
America’s Top Surgeons, 2007, 2014
Beta Gamma Sigma, 2005
Best Doctors in America, 2005-2015
C.J. Berne Award for Teaching Excellence,
Department of Surgery, 1990, 1993
Alpha Omega Alpha, University of Southern California, 1978
Summa Cum Laude, University of Southern California, 1975
Senior Recognition Award, University of Southern California, 1975
Phi Beta Kappa, University of Southern California, 1975