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About Our Gonda Venous Physicians

   
Lawrence, Peter F. MD

Peter F. Lawrence, MD

Chief, Vascular Surgery
Director, Gonda (Goldschmied) Venous Center

Dr. Lawrence graduated from Dartmouth College and was awarded his M.D. degree with honors from Harvard Medical School. His surgical residency and vascular fellowship were done at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City. In 1978, he joined the faculty at the University of Utah, where he served as chief of surgery at the Veterans Administration Hospital, chair of the Division of Vascular Surgery and president of the medical staff.  He moved to UC Irvine in 1998 to become the associate dean for clinical affairs, vice president for specialty services, and professor of surgery. In 2003, he moved to UCLA to become the Chief of vascular surgery and Director of the Gonda (Goldschmied) Vascular Center, as well as the Bergman Chair in vascular research.

   
Brian DeRubertis, MD Brian DeRubertis, MD

Director, Gonda (Goldschmied) Ambulatory Procedure Unit

Dr. DeRubertis is an Associate Professor of Surgery in the Division of Vascular Surgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He completed his bachelor's degree in psychobiology at UCLA before moving to New York City for his medical training. He was awarded his M.D. degree from Cornell University Medical College in 1997, and then completed his general surgery residency training at the New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medical Center in 2005. He then pursued specialty training in vascular and endovascular surgery through the combined Weill Medical College of Cornell University and Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons vascular fellowship. Upon completion of his vascular training, he joined the faculty of the UCLA Division of Vascular Surgery.

   
 

Donald Baril, MD

Dr. Baril is an Associate Professor in the Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine. He received a BA in Economics from Amherst College in 1997 prior to receiving his M.D. from the Ohio State University College of Medicine in 2001. He completed his general surgery residency at The Mount Sinai Hospital and subsequently completed his vascular surgery fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Prior to joining UCLA, he held academic positions at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

   
 

Steven Farley, MD

Fellowship Training
Vascular Surgery, UCLA School of Medicine, 2011

Residency Training
Surgery, UCLA School of Medicine, 2009

Internship Training
Surgery, UCLA School of Medicine, 2003

Medical Degree
MD, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, 2002

   
Gelabert, Hugh M.D. Hugh Gelabert, MD

Fellowship Training
Liver Transplantation, UCLA School of Medicine, 1990-1991
Vascular Surgery, UCLA School of Medicine, 1988-1990

Residency Training
Surgery, Eastern Virginia Medical School, 1983-1988

Medical Degree
MD, Thomas Jefferson University Jefferson Medical College, 1983

   
Jimenez, Juan Carlos MD Juan Carlos Jimenez, MD

Juan Carlos Jimenez, MD is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Vascular Surgery at UCLA in Westwood, California. He received his undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of California at Berkeley in 1994. He received his medical degree from the University of California, Irvine in 1999. He completed his General Surgery training at the University of California, Irvine Medical Center and is Board Certified in General Surgery and Vascular Surgery by the American Board of Surgery. He finished his specialty training in Vascular Surgery at the University of California, Los Angeles and joined the academic faculty at the Gonda (Goldschmied) Vascular Center. He also serves as Chief of Vascular Surgery at UCLA-Olive View Medical Center.

   
Rigberg, David M.D. David Rigberg, MD

David A. Rigberg is an Associate Professor of surgery in the Division of Vascular Surgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He earned his bachelor's degree at the University of Pennsylvania and his medical degree at the University of Arizona in Tucson. He completed his internship and residency in general surgery at UCLA, and a fellowship in vascular surgery at UCLA. This training included open vascular surgery as well as catheter-based endovascular interventions. He has published extensively in the basic and clinical sciences, including work in the field of outcomes from aortic operations. He has also written on a variety of topics, including Takayasu's arteritis and Thoracic Outlet Syndrome. Other research interests include the development of new devices for vascular procedures. He is a full-time faculty member at UCLA, and is also the section chief of vascular surgery at Santa Monica-UCLA Hospital. In addition, he has an appointment at the Veteran's Administration Hospital.

 

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