• Print Print
  • Share
  • Text Size: A | A | A
Luke X. Zhan, MD is a doctor in Spokane, WA specializing in vascular surgery.

Luke X. Zhan, MD, PhD Providence-employed provider


Vascular Surgery
Accepting new patients

Board Certification

  • Vascular Surgery

Patient Rating

4.5 / 5

122 W. 7th Avenue
Suite 420
Spokane, WA 99204
P: (509) 626-9440
F: (509) 626-9475

Philosophy of Care

Treating every patient with the highest order of respect, compassion, innovation, science and technology.

Schedule an Appointment Now

Have you seen Dr. before?
What type of appointment? I would like to see my doctor about something we’ve already discussed.
I am an existing patient and would like to see my doctor for a preventative visit.
Annual Wellness
I need to see my doctor about a non-urgent, but new health issue
New Condition

browser upgrade




Other Languages





  • Limb salvage and amputation prevention
  • Cerebrovascular disease and stroke prevention 
  • Mini-invasive treatment of aneurysmal diseases 
  • Creation and maintenance of dialysis access
  • Venous diseases


Medical School

St George's University School of Medicine - True Blue, Grenade


Vascular Surgery; University of Arizona School of Medicine - Tucson, AZ


Vascular Surgery; University of Arizona School of Medicine - Tucson, AZ


Awards & Achievements

  • Resident Excellence and Leadership Scholarship: University of Arizona Graduate Medical Education 2013
  • Best resident abstract: 2013 Rocky Mountain Vascular Surgery Society Annual Meeting
  • Best resident abstract presentation: 2012 Western Vascular Society 27th Annual Meeting.
  • Legacy of Excellence Fellowship: St George’s University School of Medicine, 2006-2012
  • Jane Coffin Childs Biomedical Research Fellowship (The Fund awards fellowships to promising individuals for full time postdoctoral studies in the medical and related sciences) 2001-2004


Peer-reviewed publications

Zhan LX, Branco BC, Armstrong DG, Mills JL Jr. The Society for vascular surgery lower extremity threatened limb classification system based on Wound, Ischemia, and Foot Infection (WIFi) correlates with risk of major amputation and time to wound healing. J Vasc Surg. 2015 Apr;61(4):939-44

Branco BC, DuBose JJ, Zhan LX, Hughes JD, Goshima KR, Rhee P, Mills JL Sr. Trends and outcomes of endovascular therapy in the management of civilian vascular injuries. J Vasc Surg. 2014 Nov;60(5):1297-307

Zhan LX, Bharara M, White M, Bhatnagar S, Lepow B, Armstrong DG, Mills JL Sr. Comparison of initial hemodynamic response after endovascular therapy and open surgical bypass in patients with diabetes mellitus and critical limb ischemia. J Vasc Surg. 2012 Aug;56(2):380-6

Loukas M, Zhan XL, Tubbs Rs, Mirchandani D, Shoja MM The Ansa subclavia: A review of the literature. 2008. Folia Morphoal 67(3):166-170

Loukas M, Diala EL-Z, Tubbs RS, Zhan L, Rhizek P, Monsekis P, Akiyama A. A review on the distribution and clinical relevance of the arterial and venous vasculature to the diaphragm – a review. 2008. Folia Morphologica 67(3):159-165

Tubbs RS, Zhan L, Loukas M, Shoja MM, Ardalan M, Oakes WJ Fourth Ventriculoceles with Extracranial Extension. 2008. Ital J Anat Embryol 2008 113(2):87-90

Loukas M, El-Zammar D, Shoja MM, Tubbs RS, Zhan X.L, Protyniak B, Krutoshinskaya Y. The clinical anatomy of the triangle of Grynfeltt. 2008. Hernia 12(3):227-31

Cayirlioglu P, Kadow IG, Zhan X, Okamura K, Suh GS, Gunning D, Lai EC, and Zipursky SL. 2008. Hybrid neurons in a microRNA mutant are putative evolutionary intermediates in insect CO2 sensory systems. 2008 Science 319(5867):1257-60

Zhan, X.L., J.C. Clemens, G. Neves, D. Hattori, J.J. Flanagan, T. Hummel M.L. Vasconcelos, A. Chess, and S.L. Zipursky. 2004. Analysis of Dscam Diversity in Regulating Axon Guidance in Drosophila Mushroom Bodies. Neuron 43:673-686

Zhan, X.L., M. J. Wishart, and K.L. Guan. 2001. Nonreceptor Tyrosine Phosphatases in Cellular Signaling: Regulation of Mitogen-Activated Protein. Chem. Review 101: 2477-2496.

Zhan, X.L., Y. Hong, T. Zhu, A.P. Mitchell, R.J. Deschenes, and K.L. Guan. 2000. Essential functions of protein tyrosine phosphatases PTP2 and PTP3 and RIM11 tyrosine phosphorylation in Saccharomyces cerevisiae meiosis and sporulation. Mol Biol Cell 11: 663-6761).

Zhan, X.L., and K.L. Guan. 1999. A specific protein-protein interaction accounts for the in vivo substrate selectivity of Ptp3 towards the Fus3 MAP kinase. Genes Dev 13: 2811-2827.

Zhan, X.L., R.J. Deschenes, and K.L. Guan. 1997. Differential regulation of FUS3 MAP kinase by tyrosine-specific phosphatases PTP2/PTP3 and dual-specificity phosphatase MSG5 in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Genes Dev 11: 1690-1702.

Book Chapters

Elective General Surgery: An Evidence-Based Approach (2012) Chapter on Femoropopliteal and Tibioperoneal Occlusive and Aneurysmal Disease by Zhan, LX and Mills, JL Sr.,

Operative Techniques Series (in press) Chapter 30 “Vascular exposure of the lower extremities” by Zhan, LX and Mills, JL Sr.

Professional Organizations

  • Society for Vascular Surgery
  • Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery


Medical Interests

I am interested in providing comprehensive care for vascular systems in our body. The conditions I provide cares ranging from limb ischemia, cerebrovascular ischemia and stroke prevention, aortic aneurysm, dialysis access and venous disease.

I am especially passionate about amputation prevention and limb salvage. Diabetes is the leading cause of limb loss in this country as well as worldwide. Patients loss their limbs due to combinations of limb ischemia, diabetic foot ulcers and infections. I am actively involved in clinic research in establishing a new classification system to better characterize these limb threatening conditions, developing more effective and personalized treatment for patients who are at high risk of amputations, and forming alliance with patients as well as multi-disciplinary team with medical professionals for amputation prevention.

Personal Interests

Architecture, hiking and cycling, spending time with my family and exploring nature with my boys.


Patient Ratings and Comments

The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the CAHPS Patient Experience Survey. Responses are measured on a 10-point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5-point scale in order to display results in a 5-star rating. Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing the comments. These comments are the views and opinions of patients and are not endorsed by or necessarily reflect the views of Providence.

4.5 out of 5 (64 Ratings, 11 Comments)


Very good.

Too long of wait in waiting room & treatment exam rooms!

He answered my questions & took the catheter out of my neck which made me very happy.


I have never had a bad experience. This group is great.

He spent time with both guardian & home-health care worker to explain medical tests & results.

The doctor did a beautiful job [...]. I am a kidney transplant recipent and I have been doing amazing since my transplan a few years ago which i had done in [...]. Dr. Zaghn made sure my kidney pannels where stable and still doing well before he proceeded with the operation. He tripled asked me if this is what i wanted to do knowing my situation. It was my choice [...] and i feel alot better for it. I sleep good at night and feeling more energetic and relaxed every day. He did amazing. [...]

Everyone that day was knowledgeable, helpful, friendly, and I did not feel rushed.

He was very good and explained everything!

We drove 4 hrs. to get to appt. [...] all for a very brief visit with a guy who had no clue about my chart or medical history. It was a waste of my time & money.

Dr. Zhan and his staff are skilled, professional, pleasant, knowledgeable, and helpful.