Melissa Loja, MD, MAS, RPVI

Melissa Loja, MD, MAS, RPVI

Vascular Surgery in Danville, CA


 (925) 676-2600

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Office Hours

Monday:
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday:
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday:
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday:
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday:
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday:
Closed
Sunday:
Closed
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About Dr. Loja


Dr. Melissa Loja completed medical school at the University of California at Davis. She went on to be among the first in the nation to complete a specialized integrated vascular surgery residency program at the University of California at Davis. Dr. Loja was selected for the highly competitive NIH funded T32 research grant, which led to widely cited publications. She attained a Master's degree in Clinical and Translational research from these efforts. In addition, she holds a Bachelor's degree in Biologic Sciences, also obtained at the University of California at Davis. Dr. Loja specializes in vascular and endovascular surgery, including carotid artery disease, aneurysm repair, dialysis access, treatment of mesenteric and renal artery disease and lower extremity revascularization. Among her clinical interests, limb salvage and peripheral arterial disease with a multidisciplinary focus is a particular passion of hers. She is expertly trained and highly skilled in endovascular as well as surgical management of peripheral arterial disease.

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Services Offered



Aortic aneurysm
Dialysis access placement
Peripheral arterial disease
Thoracic outlet syndrome decompression
Vascular surgery
Endovascular surgery
Limb salvage surgery
Carotid artery disease

Qualifications and Experience



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Education & Training

University of California at Davis
Chief Residency, Vascular Surgery, 2016 - 2017

University of California Davis
Residency, Vascular Surgery, 2012 - 2016

University of California Davis
Class of 2012

University of California Davis
Masters of Advanced Studies (MAS), Clinical and Translational Research, 2010 - 2011

University of California, Davis
B.S., Biology, Suma Cum Laude, 2003 - 2007

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Certifications

American Board of Surgery
Vascular Surgery

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Medical Licenses

CA State Medical License
2013 - Present

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Work Experience

Vascular Surgeon
East Bay Cardiovascular and Thoracic Associates
Danville, CA
2017 - Present

Vascular Surgeon
University of California, Davis Medical Center
Sacramento, CA
2012 - 2017

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Hospital Affiliations

John Muir Medical Center, Concord
Current Affiliation
Concord, CA

John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek
Current Affiliation
Walnut Creek, CA

San Ramon Regional Medical Center
Current Affiliation
San Ramon, CA

Stanford Health Care - ValleyCare
Current Affiliation
Pleasanton, CA

University of California, Davis Medical Center
Former Affiliation
Sacramento, CA

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Professional Memberships

Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society - AOA
Member

Society for Vascular Surgery - SVS
Member

American College of Surgeons - ACS
Member

Society for Vascular Ultrasonographers
Member

American Medical Association - AMA
Member

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Publications



PubMed

iCAST Balloon-Expandable Covered Stent for Iliac Artery Lesions: 3-Year Results from the iCARUS Multicenter Study.
J Vasc Interv Radiol
Laird, J. R.,Loja, M.,Zeller, T.,Niazi, KAK.,Foster, M. T.,Ansel, G.,Stone, D. H.,Dave, R. M.,Popma, J. J.,Jaff, M. R.,Massaro, J. M.
4/30/2019

USE OF OPEN AND ENDOVASCULAR SURGICAL TECHNIQUES TO MANAGE VASCULAR INJURIES IN THE TRAUMA SETTING: A REVIEW OF THE AAST PROOVIT REGISTRY.
J Trauma Acute Care Surg
Faulconer, E. R.,Branco, B. C.,Loja, M. N.,Grayson, K.,Sampson, J.,Fabian, T. C.,Holcomb, J. B.,Scalea, T.,Skarupa, D.,Inaba, K.,Poulin, N.,Rasmussen, T. E.,Dubose, J. J.
12/21/2017

Staged Definitive Repair after Carotid Blowout: A Case Report.
Ann Vasc Surg
Loja MN, Abbot C, Isaacs R, Brawley J, Humphries M
6/27/2017

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Journal Article

Successful reconstruction of asymptomatic bilateral external carotid artery aneurysms
Annals of Vascular Surgery
Melissa Loja and William Pevec
10/2015

Book Chapter

Strandness’s Duplex Scanning in Vascular Disorders
Melissa Loja, Edward Ronningen, Molly Zaccardi
1/1/2015

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