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Christopher Kwolek, MD, Vascular Surgery, Boston, MA, Massachusetts General Hospital

ChristopherJohnKwolekMD, MBA, FACS

Vascular Surgery Boston, MA

Attending Vascular Surgeon Mass General/Brigham healthcare system, Visiting Surgeon, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Newton-Wellesley Hospital, Associate Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School

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  • Office

    Massachusetts General Hospital
    15 Parkman St., WAC-4, Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
    Boston, MA 02114
    Phone(617) 244-1214
    Fax(617) 243-6562
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Summary

  • I currently serve as a senior Vascular Surgeon within the Mass General /Brigham Healthcare system (MGB) with active clinical practices in complex open and endovascular procedures at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and the Newton-Wellesley Hospital (NWH).

    Previous leadership positions include serving as Vascular Fellowship program director at MGH, Chief of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at NWH, Chair of Surgery at NWH, and co-chair of the Mass General/Brigham procedural products and technology steering committee. I also received a general management MBA through the MIT/Sloan School with additional certification in healthcare.

    My clinical and academic contributions have focused on 1) National leadership in clinical trials to evaluate new devices and techniques 2) The education and training of vascular fellows, general surgery residents, medical students, and practicing physicians 3) Clinical innovation and scholarship. I have served as the MGH site principal investigator for over 10 clinical trials and served as the National principal investigator for three trials, one evaluating a novel repositionable aortic stent graft, the second a new transcervical hybrid procedure for the management of carotid artery stenosis and the third, a prospective randomized trial evaluating the comparative effectiveness of FDA approved aortic endografts in the United States. I serve as an invited speaker, proctor and organizer for numerous vascular and endovascular training courses both nationally and internationally.

Education & Training

  • Arizona Heart InstituteFellowship, Endovascular Fellowship, 1999 - 1999
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
    Massachusetts General HospitalFellowship, Vascular Surgery, 1994 - 1995
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical CenterResidency, General Surgery, 1987 - 1992
  • UCSF
    UCSFClass of 1987

Certifications & Licensure

  • AZ State Medical License
    AZ State Medical License 1999 - Present
  • MA State Medical License
    MA State Medical License 1990 - 2022
  • American Board of Surgery Vascular Surgery

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Boston Magazine Castle Connolly, 2008-2020
  • America's Top Doctors Castle Connolly, 2007-2020
  • Fellow (FACS) American College of Surgeons
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Clinical Trials

Publications & Presentations

PubMed

Press Mentions

  • The History of Proximal Carotid Protection and Flow Reversal to Prevent Stent Angioplasty Embolization
    The History of Proximal Carotid Protection and Flow Reversal to Prevent Stent Angioplasty EmbolizationMarch 1st, 2018
  • Massachusetts General Hospital Now Offering Less-Invasive Procedure for Treatment of Carotid Artery Disease
    Massachusetts General Hospital Now Offering Less-Invasive Procedure for Treatment of Carotid Artery DiseaseMarch 22nd, 2016
  • Is Protection by Flow Reversal a Game Changer for CAS? - UCSF Vascular Surgery Symposium 2013
    Is Protection by Flow Reversal a Game Changer for CAS? - UCSF Vascular Surgery Symposium 2013August 1st, 2013
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