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University of Washington
School of Medicine
Box 358050
850 Republican Street
Brotman Building 453
Seattle, WA 98195-8050

Alex Clowes, M.D.


Dr. Alex Clowes

Dr. Clowes is a UW professor of surgery and vice chair for research in the Department of Surgery. He also holds the V. Paul Gavora/Helen and John Schilling Endowed Chair in Vascular Surgery. He was chief of the Division of Vascular Surgery from 1995 to 2007.
He earned his medical degree from Harvard, did his residency at University Hospitals of Cleveland. He also completed a research fellowship at Harvard and a clinical fellowship in vascular surgery at Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in Boston. He is board-certified in surgery and general vascular surgery. He specializes in peripheral vascular surgery and the mechanisms of stenosis and restenosis after vascular reconstruction.

Clinical Interests
Peripheral vascular surgery; mechanisms of stenosis/restenosis after vascular reconstruction; and mechanisms of arterial graft healing.

Research Interests
Mechanisms of arterial graft healing; restraining restenosis, atherosclerosis and plaque progression; and biology of the artery wall.

Expertise Vascular Surgery