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Christopher J. Kwolek, M.D.
Associate Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School
(617) 724-6101 p
(617) 643-0418 f

Clinical Background:
M.D. University of California, San Francisco
New England Deaconess/Harvard Surgical Services 1987-1993
Massachusetts General Hospital 1993 – 1995
Arizona Heart Institute Feb – April 1999
Board Certification:
General Surgery 1994; 2003
Vascular Surgery 1997

Dr. Kwolek has been appointed Director of Endovascular Training for the Division of Vascular & Endovascular Surgery.

Clinical Interests:
Endovascular surgery; thoracic and abdominal aortic stent grafts, carotid angioplasty and stenting, renal and visceral artery angioplasty and stenting, peripheral thrombolysis and angioplasty.

Dr. Kwolek's research interests include endovascular procedures, device development and outcomes measures to evaluate vascular procedures as well as the full spectrum of open vascular procedures.
Dr. Kwolek has made numerous regional and international presentations in the area of endovascular/vascular therapy and is the author/co-author of over 40 book chapters and articles.

Recent Publications:
Black J, LaMuraglia GM, Kwolek CJ, et al. Percutaneous Endovascular Therapy: A Paradigm Shift in Infrainguinal Revascularization, New England Society for Vascular Surgery, Newport, RI, September 20, 2003, submitted J Vasc Surg

Kwolek CJ, Cambria RP. Thoracic Aortic Endovascular Grafting. In: Pearce WH, Matsumara JS, and Yao JST, editors. Trends in Vascular Surgery – 2003, Evanston, Parmentier Publishing.

Kwolek CJ, Surgery of the Carotid Artery: Current Status – What is the Proper Role of Carotid Stenting. In American College of Surgeons, Spring Meeting, Vascular Surgery 2004, Chicago, American College of Surgeons Publications, Monograph.

Kwolek CJ, Endovascular Repair of Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms, In: American College of Surgeons, Spring Meeting, Vascular Surgery Postgraduate Review Course 2004, Chicago, American College of Surgeons Publications, Monograph.

Carpenter JP, Brewster DC, Kwolek CJ, et al. Multicenter pivotal trial results of the lifepath system for endovascular aortic aneurysm repair. J Vasc Surg 2004;39(1):34-43.


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