Shipra Arya, MD SM FACS is an Associate Professor of Surgery at the Stanford University School of Medicine and section chief of vascular surgery at VA Palo Alto Healthcare System. She has a Master’s degree in epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health with focus on research methodology and cardiovascular epidemiology. She completed her General Surgery Residency at Creighton University Medical Center followed by a Vascular Surgery Fellowship at University of Michigan. She has been funded by American Heart Association (AHA), NIH/NIA GEMSSTAR grant, VA Palo Alto Center for Innovation and Implementation (Ci2i) and is currently funded by VA HSR&D. The accumulated evidence from her research all points to the fact that frailty is a versatile tool that can be utilized to guide surgical decision making, inform patient consent and design quality improvement initiatives at the patient and hospital level. The field of frailty research in surgical population is still relatively nascent and her current work focuses on streamlining frailty evaluation, and implementation of patient and system level interventions to improve surgical outcomes and enhance patient centered care.

Professional Summary

Professional Education
  • Fellowship: University of Michigan (2013) MI
  • Board Certification: American Board of Surgery, Vascular Surgery (2014)
  • Board Certification: American Board of Surgery, General Surgery (2012)
  • Residency: Creighton University General Surgery Residency (2011) NE
  • Medical Education: All India Institute of Medical Sciences (2005) India

Administrative Appointments
  • Director of Quality, VA Palo Alto Healthcare System (2020 - Present)
  • Section Chief- Vascular Surgery, VA Palo Alto Healthcare System (2018 - Present)


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Advanced Wound Care Center Redwood City, CA
Redwood City, CA

450 Broadway Street

Redwood City , CA 94063

(650) 721-8800

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Super great
The team at the advanced wound care clinic are simply outstanding. Everyone treats you like a person with a health problem versus a health problem with a person. The checkin staff are efficient and empathetic. The nurses are kind and thoughtful-they understand that treatment of a wound is stressful and painful and so they are sensitive in all ways they deal with you. The doctor (Arya) is a very good communicator and listener. She takes the time to hear what I have to say and work with me on solutions. She is not threatened by my asking questions.
Dr. Arya was carefully taken care of my wound. Much appreciated.
Excellent Dr. Arya.
Dr. Arya was personable, showed how to treat the wound, and gave detailed instructions for using ostomy products.
Care provider, Dr. Arya was helpful, considerate and informative.
They attend me good.
Best dr. EVER! Dr. Arya is great! Super nice & always explains to me how things work/heal.
She is a wonderful doctor!!

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