Dr. Flanigan believes in educating his patients about their diseases and what they can do to reduce their risk for disease progression. When more involved therapies are required, Dr. Flanigan continues his dedication to patient education. This helps patients make informed decisions about the many options in the management of their vascular diseases.

Dr. Flanigan graduated cum laude from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, took his surgical training at the University of Michigan, and completed an additional vascular fellowship at Northwestern University in Chicago. Although Dr. Flanigan's practice encompasses the entire field of vascular surgery, his current interest is in the application of new, minimally invasive, endovascular therapies for diseases of the arteries and veins.

Dr. Flanigan has been in practice at St. Joseph hospital since 1988 and is the Medical Director of the hospital's Vascular Institute. He is the past president of the Southern California Vascular Surgical Society and past Chairman of the Section of Vascular Surgery at St. Joseph Hospital. He has published over 230 articles and chapters and three books in the field of Vascular Surgery and has been awarded numerous research grants throughout his career. He is a member of every national and western regional learned vascular surgical society in the United States and has been given the highest award of Distinguished Fellow of the Society of Vascular Surgery.

Dr. Flanigan is married with four children. He enjoys golf, travel, computer science, cycling and spending time with his family.


D. Preston Flanigan, MD, FACS