Venita Chandra

Vascular surgeon

Clinical Assistant Professor, Surgery - Vascular Surgery
Dr. Chandra earned her B.S. degree, Summa Cum Laude, in Genetics and Cell Biology from the University of Minnesota in 1999. In 2004, she received her medical degree from the University of Chicago’s Pritzker School of Medicine and was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. Dr. Chandra completed her General Surgery residency at Stanford in 2011 and is a graduate of the Stanford Biodesign program. She continued on to complete the Stanford Vascular Surgery Fellowship.

Dr. Chandra is a member of SSATHI (Stanford South Asian Translational Heart Institute), as well as WHH (Stanford Women's Hearth Health). She is the co-director of the Stanford Wound Care Center (opening October 2014). She is the associate program director of the Vascular Surgery Fellowship and the Vascular Surgery Medical Student Clerkship Director.

Dr. Chandra's research interests include women’s vascular health, radiation safety, technology development and treatment optimization for complex open and endovascular treatment of peripheral vascular and aneurysmal disease.

Vascular and Endovascular Care

  • 300 Pasteur Drive
  • Stanford, CA 94305
  • Phone: 650-725-5227
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Advanced Wound Care Center

  • 450 Broadway Street
  • Redwood City, CA 94063
  • Phone: 650-721-8800
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Professional Education

Fellowship: Stanford University (2013) CA

Board Certification: General Surgery, American Board of Surgery (2012)

Residency: Stanford University (2011) CA

Residency: Stanford University (2006) CA

Internship: Stanford University (2005) CA

Medical Education: University of Chicago Pritzker (2004) IL

Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are research studies that evaluate a new medical approach, device, drug, or other treatment. As a Stanford Health Care patient, you have access to the latest, advanced clinical trials.

Open trials refer to studies currently accepting participants. Closed trials are not currently enrolling, but may open in the future.

Monitoring of fetal radiation exposure during pregnancy
Chandra, V., Dorsey, C., Reed, A. B., Shaw, P., Banghart, D., & Zhou, W. (2013). Monitoring of fetal radiation exposure during pregnancy. JOURNAL OF VASCULAR SURGERY, 58(3), 710-714.

Preoperative embolization of replaced right hepatic artery prior to pancreaticoduodenectomy
Cloyd, J. M., Chandra, V., Louie, J. D., Rao, S., & Visser, B. C. (2012). Preoperative embolization of replaced right hepatic artery prior to pancreaticoduodenectomy. JOURNAL OF SURGICAL ONCOLOGY, 106(4), 509-512.

Cost Impact of Extension Cuff Utilization During Endovascular Aneurysm Repair
Chandra, V., Greenberg, J. I., Al-Khatib, W. K., Harris, E. J., Dalman, R. L., & Lee, J. T. (2012). Cost Impact of Extension Cuff Utilization During Endovascular Aneurysm Repair. ANNALS OF VASCULAR SURGERY, 26(1), 86-92.

Early results of a highly selective algorithm for surgery on patients with neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome
Chandra, V., Olcott, C., & Lee, J. T. (2011). Early results of a highly selective algorithm for surgery on patients with neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome. JOURNAL OF VASCULAR SURGERY, 54(6), 1698-1705.

Long-term impact of a preclinical endovascular skills course on medical student career choices
Lee, J. T., Son, J. H., Chandra, V., Lilo, E., & Dalman, R. L. (2011). Long-term impact of a preclinical endovascular skills course on medical student career choices. JOURNAL OF VASCULAR SURGERY, 54(4), 1193-1200.

A comparison of laparoscopic and robotic assisted suturing performance by experts and novices
Chandra, V., Nehra, D., Parent, R., Woo, R., Reyes, R., & Dutta, S. (2010). A comparison of laparoscopic and robotic assisted suturing performance by experts and novices. SURGERY, 147(6), 830-839.

Surgical robotics and image guided therapy in pediatric surgery: emerging and converging minimal access technologies.
Chandra, V., Dutta, S., & Albanese, C. T. (2006). Surgical robotics and image guided therapy in pediatric surgery: emerging and converging minimal access technologies. Seminars in pediatric surgery, 15(4), 267-275.