About Dr. Angle
Dr. Angle has a very diverse background, having been born in India and growing up in Bombay till he was 12 when he moved to the United States with his parents. He attended medical school at one of the best medical schools in the country, Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine in Chicago. Following this, he trained in General Surgery at UC San Diego, under Dr. A.R. Moossa as Chairman,for a total of seven years, two of which were spent as a Research Fellow in the Shock and Trauma Immunology Laboratory. During this time, Dr. Angle was very active, presenting and publishing several basic science and clinical research papers, regarding the relationship of the immune response to shock and modulation of this immune response with different resuscitation fluids, such as hypertonic saline following hemorrhage and sepsis.
He was then selected for a Fellowship in Vascular Surgery at one of the premier institutions in the field at the time, UCLA. After finishing his fellowship, he was invited to stay on the faculty, and did so, before he was recruited to join the faculty at UC San Diego in the Department of Surgery, where he maintained an active academic profile by publishing in the basic science arena, clinical vascular surgery, teaching, and maintaining a thriving clinical practice. He was also in charge of the vascular ultrasound laboratory while mentoring residents in his research lab. Since then, in private practice, he has continued to contribute to the scientific literature as well as the academic community with clinical research papers, lectures and invited speeches, and has introduced novel concepts of surgical treatment.
Following his General Surgery residency, he went on to fellowship training at UCLA in Vascular Surgery for two years. He joined the faculty at UCLA following his fellowship training and soon thereafter, was recruited to UC San Diego in 2002. Dr. Angle then went on to become Chief of Vascular & Endovascular Surgery at UCSD and the Director of the Vascular Ultrasound laboratory till 2010. During these years, in addition to a busy clinical practice, he published several articles in both the basic sciences and clinical realm as well, particularly regarding carotid disease, aortic aneurysms, as well as important papers regarding the role of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) in the interaction between different cell types in blood vessels.
Dr. Angle also serves in the United States Air Force Reserves and holds the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, USAFR, MC. He thoroughly enjoys serving in the military and it is a busy complement to his civilian life. After serving for over 14 years at March Air Force Base in Southern California, Dr. Angle is now at the 349th Medical Squadron at Travis Air Force Base, California. In addition, he is active in the Medical Staff Leadership at his hospital, currently serving as the Vice-Chief of Staff.
Complex cases and challenging issues are his passion and he is skilled, trained, and experienced in complex and advanced surgical and endovascular therapy. He believes that compassion for the patient is an oft-ignored quality. In his view, exceptional competence is the greatest form of compassion for the patient. Surgery above all is an art and a science, even more so than medicine, and it is this art that makes every patient unique and interesting. He continues to innovate and develop novel approaches to the care of the surgical patient, with a particular interest in inflammation and nutrition.