Dr. Pham was born and raised in San Diego, CA. Prior to medical school, he worked as a Starbucks barista, as a caregiver at a residential care facility for the elderly, and as a medical assistant. He graduated from the University of California San Diego and then obtained his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. He completed his general surgery residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and his vascular surgery fellowship at Stanford.

Dr. Pham is board-certified by the American Board of Surgery in both general and vascular surgery. Prior to joining VISOC he worked as a vascular surgeon at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle for two years. During his time there, he specialized in using both traditional and minimally-invasive techniques to treat diseases of the arteries and veins all throughout the body. He also won the residents’ teaching award his first year there. He treated cerebrovascular disease (diseases of the carotid and vertebral arteries), aortic aneurysms and dissections, peripheral arterial disease (PAD), mesenteric occlusive disease (narrowing of the arteries of the stomach, intestines, kidneys), varicose veins, blood clots, vascular reconstructions following cancer surgeries, while also assisting with the creation of dialysis access (both hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis).

Ben joined us at VISOC to be able take care of the Southern California community that he grew up in, while also getting back home closer to friends and family. In his spare time, he enjoys cooking with his wife Janice, raising their son Benjamin (Benji), and spending time with their dog Scrappy. Aside from his family, our patients are his greatest priority, and he is dedicated to making sure you are diagnosed appropriately, that you understand the condition that is affecting you, and ensuring that you know all the options you have for getting better. He is a strong proponent of coaching, medical management and lifestyle changes as a way of treating vascular diseases to try and avoid unnecessary surgeries when possible. However, should you require surgery, he will ensure that you understand all the risks, benefits, and alternatives to surgery, so that you may make an educated decision about the treatment you wish to proceed with.

Dr. Pham speaks English, Spanish, and Vietnamese.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Pham, please call the office at 714-598-1194.


Xuan-Binh (Ben) D. Pham