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Stella Asuquo, MD

About Dr. Asuquo

Dr. Stella Asuquo is board certified in both General and Vascular Surgery with a Bachelor of Science degree at Oregon State University. She earned her medical degree at Indiana University School of Medicine and continued her postgraduate training on the East Coast: General Surgery Internship and a General Surgery Residency both at Albert Einstein College of Medicine-Montefiore Medical Center as well as a Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Fellowship at New York and New Jersey respectively. Dr. Asuquo made her way west to California first at Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital and now here with us at Washington Hospital as one of our Vascular and Endovascular Surgeons.

Dr. Asuquo chose Vascular Surgery for two simple reason: the varied diverse nature of the specialty and the long-term relationships built around her patient’s care. Dr. Asuquo says “In vascular surgery, we are treating patients head to toe. Each new case poses interesting challenges. The continuing cerebral aspects of the work coupled with my long-lasting relationships with patients make my work enjoyable and fulfilling every day.” Also, by its nature, vascular surgeons continue to see their patients long after a procedure is done because of its complexity. She adds on “I often get to follow patients over the course of their lifetime. I see many of my patients for decades, monitoring their vascular health to avoid serious or even fatal outcomes. My patients are partners in the management of their disease. I tell them that we are in this together and we are going to get through this together.”

This uniquely places Dr. Asuquo in a position where she gets to monitor and stay updated on her patients along their journey. This includes routine check-ins, noninvasive labs or ultrasounds. All of this is vital, as even a wounds that are taking too long to heal or swelling in one’s extremities may be symptoms of vascular disease that could lead to limb loss.

Thanks to her training in both General and Vascular surgery, Dr. Asuquo has a wide breadth of knowledge and expertise as it relates to applying minimally invasive, cutting-edge and evidence based surgical treatments. This background aids in her decision making process that is centered on what is best for her patient. All of these and more are what make Dr. Asuquo an indispensable part of Washington Hospital.

Dr. Asuquo is a fellow local Fremont resident with her husband and two kids.

  • Medical School
  • MD Indiana University School of Medicine
    Indianapolis, IN
  • Residency
  • General Surgery Albert Einstein College of Medicine-Montefiore Medical Center
    Bronx, NY
  • Fellowship
  • Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School & Hospital
    New Brunswick, NJ
  • Board Certification
  • Surgery American Board of Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery American Board of Surgery