Walaya Methodius-Rayford,


Walaya Methodius-Rayford, MD, RPVI, CWSP received her bachelor’s degree from Indiana University in Bloomington, IN.  She then obtained her Master of Science in Medical Science from Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN, before completing her medical degree at the same institution.

​She served as a surgical resident then chief resident at Atlanta Medical Center, Atlanta, GA where she also completed her vascular surgery fellowship training. After joining Georgia Vascular Specialists, PC in 2011, Dr. Methodius-Rayford became a certified physician in Vascular Ultrasound. In 2014 she became a certified diplomat to the American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine.  In addition to training in hyperbaric medicine, Dr. Methodius is also a certified wound specialist physician (CWSP), a member of an elite group of healthcare professionals involved in wound management.  

​Dr. Methodius serves as an attending vascular surgeon at Wellstar Atlanta Medical Center and the medical director of the Wound Care Clinic.  She is the founder of Women in Surgery, a society committed to fostering support and assuagement amongst peers in medicine.  Dr. Methodius holds membership in a range of professional organizations, including the Society of Vascular Surgery, the Atlanta Medical Association, the Peripheral Vascular Society, and American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Vascular & Endovascular Surgery Society, and the American Venous Forum.

Dr. Methodius has been featured in numerous magazines including, O Magazine, Good Housekeeping, Entrepreneur, and Women's Health. For three years she has served on the diversity committee for the Society of Vascular Surgery.

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Number One Vascular Specialist in the Area!

GVS providers are experts in their fields, caring for patients with venous and arterial vascular problems. We treat each patient with care and respect.  


We treat patients using the least invasive techniques available in order to minimize risk to the patient and improve health outcomes.

1718 Peachtree Street NW, Suite 360
Atlanta, GA 30309