Leo J. Daab, M.D., R.P.V.I., F.A.C.S.

  • Assistant Professor of Surgery, School of Medicine


Dr. Leo Daab is a vascular surgeon and an assistant professor of surgery in the Division of Vascular Surgery in the OHSU School of Medicine.

One of his clinical focus areas is limb preservation, or helping save the limbs of patients who are in danger of losing them because of vascular problems. Another focus area is aortic aneurysm repair.

Dr. Daab earned his M.D. degree from the University of Florida College of Medicine. He completed a residency in general surgery at the William Beaumont Army Medical Center in El Paso, Tex. He completed a fellowship in vascular surgery at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md.

Dr. Daab is married with two children and enjoys traveling as well as exploring the Pacific Northwest with his family who enjoy hiking, skiing and kayaking.

Education and training

    • B.S., 2001, University of Miami
    • M.D., 2005, University of Florida
  • Residency

    • General Surgery, William Beaumont Army Medical Center, El Paso, Texas, 2005-2010
  • Fellowship

    • Vascular Surgery, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland, 2011-2013
  • Certifications

    • American Board of Surgery, General Surgery, 2011
    • American Board of Surgery, Vascular Surgery, 2014

Memberships and associations:

  • American College of Surgeons
  • Society for Vascular Surgery
  • Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Society
  • North Pacific Surgical Society

Areas of interest

  • Limb Salvage
  • Aortic Aneurysm Disease
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Venous Disease
  • Hemodialysis access

Honors and awards

  • Iraq Campaign Medal
  • Joint Service Commendation Medal
  • Army Commendation Medal
  • Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
  • National Defense Service Medal
  • Army Service Medal


Elsevier pure profile

Selected publications

  • Management of a Catecholamine-Secreting Paraganglioma Requiring Aortic Reconstruction. Daab LJ, Cook P, Woo K et al. Vasc Endovascular Surg. 2010 Feb;44(2):150-154.
  • Endovascular Repair of an Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm in a Patient With Stenosis of Bilateral Common Iliac Artery Stents. Daab LJ, Aidinian G, Weber MA, Kembro RJ, Cook PR. Ann Vasc Surg. 2011 Jan;25(1):133.e9-12.
  • Vascular Exposure of the Lumbar Spine. Daab LJ, Whittaker DR Anatomic Exposures in Vascular Surgery. Valentine RJ, Wind GG.(eds.) 3rd ed. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2013. 
  • A quality improvement project to improve inferior vena cava filter retrieval. Simon TE, Walker PF, Daab LJ, White JM, White PW. J Vasc Surg Venous Lymphat Disord. 2017 Jan;5(1):42-46. 
  • Resuscitative Endovascular Balloon Occlusion of the Aorta (REBOA) for major abdominal venous injury in a porcine hemorrhagic model. Lallemand MS, Moe DM, McClellan JM, Smith JP, Daab L, Marko S, Tran N, Starnes B, Martin MJ. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2017 Aug;83(2):230-236. 


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