Our Specialists

Michael S. Conte, MD

Medical Director, Amputation Prevention Center

Education: Dr. Conte earned a medical degree at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City. He completed a surgical residency at New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center and vascular surgery training as a John Homan's Fellow at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston and Harvard Medical School. 

 Chief, Amputation Prevention Center – St. Mary’s Medical Center; Chief-Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery – UCSF 

Special Interests:
 Diseases of the aorta and its major branches, aneurysms, carotid artery disease and peripheral artery disease (PAD), treatment of diabetic vascular disease, performing complex revascularization to preserve limb function and prevent amputation.

Jamie Kim, DPM

Education: Dr. Kim received her medical degree from the California College of Podiatric Medicine and completed her podiatry residency at St. Mary’s Medical Center. 

Special Interests:
 Dr. Kim is interested in diabetic limb salvage, chronic wounds, and foot and ankle trauma. 

Charles K. Lee, MD, FACS

Education: Dr. Lee received his medical degree from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. He completed his plastic and reconstructive surgery residency at the University of Chicago, followed by a fellowship in hand and microsurgery at the Buncke Clinic, San Francisco.

 Director of Microsurgery UCSF

Special Interests:
 Complex upper/ lower extremity reconstruction, breast reconstruction using the DIEP and perforator flaps, varicose vein laser treatment, peripheral nerve surgery and microsurgery, wound care, and soft tissue reconstruction.

Alexander M. Reyzelman, DPM, FACFAS

Education: Dr. Reyzelman received his medical degree from the California College of Podiatric Medicine. He completed his podiatry residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio.

Special Interests:
 Limb salvage, chronic non-healing wounds of the lower extremity, lower extremity complications of diabetes, and prevention of amputation.

Colin Traynor, DPM

Education: Dr. Traynor received his medical degree from the California School of Podiatric Medicine, where he is now a member of the clinical faculty. He completed his residency at St. Mary’s Medical Center, where he was the 2010 Resident of the Year and Chief Podiatry Resident.

Special Interests:
 Dr. Traynor is interested in foot and ankle trauma, diabetic wound care, and reconstruction.

Shant Vartanian, MD

Education: Dr. Vartanian graduated from Stanford University with a Bachelor’s degree in biology and then went on to Saint Louis University for his medical education. He completed his general surgery residency at UCSF in 2010 and then a fellowship in vascular and endovascular surgery.  

Special Interests:
 Dr. Vartanian is interested in comparing the effectiveness of endovascular treatments for peripheral artery disease. His research focuses on understanding the safety, effectiveness, and cost of each intervention to assist patients and clinicians in making informed decisions about treatment options. 

Mher Vartivarian, DPM

Education: Dr. Vartivarian received his medical degree from the California College of Podiatric Medicine. He completed his podiatry residency at the Kaiser Permanente North Bay Consortium. 

Special Interests
: Dr. Vartivarian is especially interested in amputation prevention, chronic wounds, and foot/ankle reconstructive surgery.  

David M. Young, MD, FACS

Medical Director, Advanced Wound Healing

Education: Dr. Young received his medical degree from Yale School of Medicine and completed a fellowship in plastic surgery at UCSF.

 Medical Director, St. Mary’s Advanced Wound Healing – Amputation Prevention Center

Special Interests:
 Wound healing, burns, infections, hand surgery, and microsurgery

Learn More About The Amputation Prevention Center

To learn more about the St. Mary’s Amputation Prevention Center, or to schedule an appointment, please call us at (888) 98-WOUND.