Philosophy of Care
I believe that comprehensive vascular care for patients with arterial and venous disease includes management of risk factors, as well as disease treatment. I incorporate new research technologies with traditional vascular care, and believe that patients should take an active role in treatment planning.
I also welcome open communication with families, in support of a common mission of optimal patient care.
Dr. Humphries specializes in open vascular and advanced endovascular treatment for arterial and venous disease. Her primary clinical interest is in endovascular treatment of complex peripheral artery disease, telemedicine, and thoracic outlet syndrome.
Her NIH-funded research focuses on prevention of lower-extremity amputations for patients in rural clinics with peripheral artery disease, and the use of telemedicine to bring multidisciplinary wound care to rural communities.
Dr. Humphries' research focuses on outcomes and disparities in care for patients with critical limb ischemia.
Her goal is to identify new treatment strategies to prevent limb loss in this population with advanced arterial disease of the lower extremity.
M.D., Texas A&M Univeristy, College Station TX 2003
M.A.S., Clinical Research Studies, UC Davis, Sacramento CA 2014
B.S., Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi TX 1999
Internship: General Surgery, UC Davis School of Medicine, Sacramento CA 2003-2004
General Surgery, UC Davis School of Medicine, Sacramento CA 2004-2010
Oncologic Research, Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York NY 2006-2007
Vascular Surgery, University of Utah, Salt Lake City UT 2010-2012
American Board of Surgery - General Surgery,
American Board of Surgery - Vascular Surgery,
Medical Board of California,
Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation,
American College of Surgeons
Association of Program Directors in Vascular Surgery
Northern California Vascular Society
Pacific Coast Surgical Society
Sacramento Surgical Society
Society for Vascular Surgery
Vascular and Endovascular Surgical Society
Western Vascular Society
Honors and Awards
Mentor, Vascular and Endovascular Surgical Society (VESS) Mentorship Development Program, 2019
Advanced Leadership Program UC Davis Medical Center, 2018, 2019
Research Career Development Travel Award, Society for Vascular Surgery Foundation, 2017
NIH-National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN) Proposal Preparation Program at UC Davis, 2016, 2017
Mentor, Western Vascular Society Resident Research Award, 2016
Winner, Pacific Northwest Endovascular Resident Skills Competition, 2010
Elected Class Vice-President, Texas A&M College of Medicine, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003
Texas Department of Health Outstanding Rural Scholarship, 1999
Academic Honors, Texas A&M University Corpus Christi, 1999
Select Recent Publications
Lin JC, Humphries MD, Shutz WP, Aalami OO, Fischer UM, Hodgson KJ. Telemedicine Platforms and Their Use in the Coronavirus Disease-19 Era to Deliver Comprehensive Vascular Care. J Vasc Surg. 2020 Jul 1;S0741-5214(20):31473-7. doi:10.1016/j.jvs.2020.06.051. Online ahead of print.
Utter GH, Dhillon TS, Danielsen BH, Salcedo ES, Shouldice DJ, Humphries MD, White RH. Use of statewide administrative data to assess clinical outcomes: A retrospective cohort study of therapeutic anticoagulation for isolated calf vein thrombosis- Medical Care. Med Care. 2020 Jul;58(7):658-662. doi:10.1097/MLR.0000000000001347.
Lin J, Jeon SY, Romano PS, Humphries MD. Rates and Timing of Subsequent Amputation After Primary Minor Amputation. J Vasc Surg. 2020 Jul;72(1):268-275. doi:10.1016/j.jvs.2019.10.063. Epub 2020 Jan 21.
Lin J, Brunson A, Romano P, Mell M, Humphries MD. Endovascular First Treatment is Associated with Improved Amputation Free Survival in Patients with Critical Limb Ischemia. Circ Cardiovascular Qual Outcomes. 2019 Aug;12(8):e005273. doi:10.1161/CIRCOUTCOMES.118.005273. Epub 2019 Jul 30.
Dayama A, Tsilimparis N, Kolakowski S, Matolo NM, Humphries MD. Clinical outcomes of bypass-first versus endovascular-first strategy in patients with chronic limb threatening ischemia due to infrageniculate arterial disease. J Vasc Surg. 2019 Jan;69(1):156-163.e1. doi:10.1016/j.jvs.2018.05.244.
Rodriguez MC, Realyvasquez A, Galante J, Pevec W, Misty Humphries M. Differences in Aortic Diameter Measurements with Intravascular Ultrasound and Computed Tomography after Blunt Traumatic Aortic Injury. Ann Vasc Surg. 2018 Jul;50:148-153. doi:10.1016/j.avsg.2017.11.056. Epub 2018 Feb 23.
Loja M, Abbot C, Isaccs R, Brawley J, Humphries MD. Stage Definitive Repair after Carotid Blowout: A Case Report. Ann Vasc Surg. 2017 Nov;45:263.e5-263.e9. doi:10.1016/j.avsg.2017.06.031. Epub 2017 Jun 27.
Humphries MD. Creating a Registry for Patients with Thoracic Outlet Syndrome. Diagnostics (Basel). 2017 Jun 17;7(2):36. doi:10.3390/diagnostics7020036.
Russo RM, Girda E, Kennedy, Humphries MD. Two lives, one REBOA: Hemorrhage control for urgent cesarean hysterectomy in a Jehovah’s Witness with placenta percreta. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2017 Sep;83(3):551-553. doi:10.1097/TA.0000000000001602.
Grova MM, Yang AD, Humphries MD, Galante JM, Salcedo ES. Dedicated Research Time During Surgery Residency Leads to a Significant Decline in Self Assessed Clinical Aptitude and Surgical Skills. J Sur Edu. 2017 Nov-Dec;74(6)980-985. doi:10.1016/j.jsurg.2017.05.009. Epub 2017 May 19.
Thoracic outlet syndrome care at UC Davis Medical Center