Samuel Ahn


Samuel Ahn, MD, FACS

Dr. Ahn is a board-certified vascular surgeon and attending surgeon at the UCLA Medical Center, the Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center, and St John’s Health Center in Santa Monica.

Before founding UVA, Dr. Ahn was on the full time faculty at UCLA from 1986 to 2006, serving as full Professor of Surgery and Director of Endovascular Surgery from 1998 to 2006.


Postdoctoral Education

General Surgery Residency – University of California Los Angeles, UCLA Department of Surgery 1978-1984

Fellowship in Vascular Surgery – University of California Los Angeles, UCLA Department of Surgery 1984-1986

Clinical Interest

  • Endovascular and minimally invasive vascular surgery
  • Endoscopic vascular and thoracic surgery
  • Carotid artery disease
  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair
  • Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm repair
  • Lower extremity bypass and limb salvage
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Hyperhidrosis

Honors / Awards

  • US News & World Report, named among top 1% of vascular surgeons in the nation
  • America’s Top Doctors, Castle Connolly Medical, LTD. 2001 – 2012
  • “America’s Top Surgeons”, Guide to America’s Top Surgeons
  • One of the best doctors in Los Angeles, Los Angeles Magazine 1997-present


  • St. Johns Health Center, Santa Monica, CA
  • St. Vincent Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
  • Barstow Community Hospital, Barstow, CA
  • Adventist Glendale Health Center, Glendale, CA
  • St. Mary Medical Center, Apple Valley, CA
  • White Memorial Medical Center, CA