Skip to main content

UCI School of Medicine Recognizes Black History Month: Nii-Kabu Kabutey, MD

Posted: 2024-02-15

Source: UCI School of Medicine
News Type: 

Nii-Kabu Kabutey, MD, associate clinical professor and chief of the Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, has been lauded by his community as both a clinician and an educator. His professional expertise includes treatment of complex thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms and dissections, advanced peripheral arterial disease, esoteric venous pathologies, cerebrovascular disease, and challenging vascular access for hemodialysis.

More importantly, he has been recognized for his compassionate clinical skills and mentorship in the field. Since arriving at UCI in 2013, Dr. Kabutey has been named a “Physician of Excellence” by the Orange County Medical Association and selected for the Southern California “Super Doctors” list on multiple occasions. In 2020, he was awarded the Department of Surgery’s John E. Connolly Teaching Professor of the Year Award, and in 2022 he became the founding director of the UCI Vascular Surgery Fellowship.

He has also served as chair of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee of the Western Vascular Society, and as a mentor for the Society of Black Vascular Surgeons and the Society for Vascular Surgery. Reflecting on his journey, Dr. Kabutey stated, "I have been extremely fortunate to have been blessed with excellent mentorship and sponsorship. I strive to give by having an unwavering commitment to providing compassionate and high-quality care to underrepresented individuals and communities."

Back to home page