Sunil S. Rayan MD FACS


Dr. Sunil Rayan’s (pronounced “Ryan”) expertise includes the treatment of carotid artery disease, aortic aneurysms and peripheral vascular disease. Dr. Rayan also treats venous pathology such as varicose veins.

He specializes in endovascular or minimally invasive therapies such as VNUS closure, abdominal aortic stent-grafts, and peripheral angioplasty and stenting. He is also certified to use a suture-mediated closure system to close an opening in the femoral artery after a diagnostic or interventional heart catheterization procedure.


Leadership at Scripps

Physicians at Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas have elected vascular surgeon Sunil Rayan, MD, as the hospital’s new chief of staff. Dr. Rayan's three-year term began on Jan. 1 2018.

Dr. Rayan joined the medical staff at Scripps Encinitas in 2004 and has served as section chief of vascular surgery since 2008. He has also been a member of the Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla medical staff since 2004.

He has served in a variety of leadership capacities at Scripps Encinitas, including as co-chair of the endovascular committee, co-medical director of surgical services, and medical director of interventional services. He is a member of the Scripps Physician Leadership Cabinet.



  • Biochemistry from the University of California Berkeley

Medical Education:

  • Dexel College of Medicine AKA Hahnemann University, MD, 1996


  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, General Surgery, 2002

Board Certifications:

  • American Board of Surgery, Vascular Surgery, 2005


  • Emory University, Vascular Surgery, 2004


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