W. Darrin Clouse

W. Darrin Clouse, MD

Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Primary Location:

PO Box 800679

Charlottesville, VA 22908

Secondary Locations:


ABMS Certification:
General Surgery
Vascular Surgery
Research Interests:

Extracranial Cerebrovascular Disease: Carotid stenosis and diseases of the supra-aortic trunk arteries supplying the arms and brain
Aortic Disease: Aortic Aneurysms and occlusive disease, including blockages in the aorta and its branches to the legs and abdominal organs

Clinical Practice:
Coarctation of the Aorta, Carotid Artery Disease, Vascular Ehlers-Danlos, Marfan Syndrome, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA), Adventitial Cystic Disease, Aortic Aneurysm Repair & Removal, Arterial Dissections, Carotid Endarterectomy, Descending Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm, External Iliac Arteriopathy, Fibromuscular Dysplasia, Infected Aortic Grafts, Infectious Aortitis, Inflammatory Arteritis, Innominate Artery Disease, Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome, Mesenteric Arterial Disease, Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD), Popliteal Entrapment, Subclavian Arterial Disease, Takayasu's Arteritis, Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm Repair, Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Traumatic Aortic Injury, Vasculitis, Subclavian Aneurysm, Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm, Suprarenal Aneurysm, Fenestrated Endovascular Grafts, Aortic Disease, Aorta Disease, Vascular Disease Care, Vascular Screening



W. Darrin Clouse, MD, FACS, became chief of the UVA Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery in 2019. He specializes in caring for patients with disorders of the blood vessels. His research and clinical interests include carotid artery stenosis and diseases of the supra-aortic trunk vessels, or those in the chest and neck supplying blood to the arms and brain. He is also strongly interested in treatment and investigation related to aneurysms and occlusive disease of the aorta. 

Born in St. Joseph, Missouri, and raised in central Kansas, Dr. Clouse was awarded a United States Air Force Health Professions Scholarship to attend medical school. After receiving his medical degree from Mayo Medical School in Rochester, Minnesota, he completed a residency in surgery at Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center and University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio in San Antonio, Texas. Clouse worked as a general surgeon at Wilford Hall before completing his vascular and endovascular surgery fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. 

During his U.S. Air Force career, Clouse focused on vascular care development and blood vessel injury management. He completed four tours in Iraq and Afghanistan and retired from the U.S. Air Force in 2014 at the rank of Colonel before returning to the division of vascular and endovascular surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Clouse was previously on the Board of Directors of the Society for Vascular Surgery, is a past Associate Editor of the Annals of Vascular Surgery and was an Editorial Board Member for the Journal of Vascular Surgery. He is a past president of the Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Society.

He met his wife, Krista, as an undergraduate at the University of Kansas. Together, they have four daughters. In their free time, they enjoy skiing, hiking, going to the mountains and traveling.


Mayo Medical School (Mayo Clinic College of Medicine)
Surgery, Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center
Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital