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.