K. Craig Kent, MD Print Friendly PageChairman, Department of Surgery
Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Dr. K. Craig Kent is nationally recognized for his experience and leadership in the field of vascular surgery. He is certified by the American Board of Surgery and specializes in all aspects of vascular surgery, including treatment of aortic aneurysms, carotid disease, thoracic outlet syndrome and lower extremity arterial disease. His practice includes endovascular procedures, as well as other minimally invasive techniques. He joins UW Health with over 20 years of vascular surgery experience, and a past appointment as Chief of the Combined Columbia and Cornell Division of Vascular Surgery at New York Presbyterian Hospital.
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UW School of Medicine and Public Health
|Department of Surgery|
Professional Certifications and Education
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
Research Fellow in Vascular Surgery, Brigham and Womenâ??s Hospital, Boston, MA, 1986-1987 Vascular Fellow, Brigham and Womenâ??s Childrenâ??s Hospital, Boston, MA, 1987-1988 Endovascular Fellow, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, 2000
University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, CA
University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, CA
University of California, San Francisco, 1981
Our doctors provide a wide range of services. The following list represents some, but not all, of the procedures offered by this physician.
- Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair
- Arm Angioplasty
- Balloon Angioplasty
- Balloon Angioplasty of Leg and Kidney Arteries
- Carotid Artery Surgery
- Endovascular Graft Repair for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
- Endovascular Graft Repair for Aortic Aneurysm
- Endovascular Graft Repair for Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
- Endovascular Graft Repair for Thoracoabdominal Aneurysm
- First Rib Surgery for Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
- Limb Salvage Surgery
- Lower Extremity Bypass Surgery
- Minimally Invasive Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair
- Minimally Invasive Aortic Aneurysm Repair
- Peripheral Bypass Surgery
- Popliteal Entrapment Surgery
- Visceral Angioplasty
Dr. Kent’s research program focuses on identifying new therapeutic targets for the treatment of vascular diseases. He has a longstanding history as an investigator on industry sponsored clinical trials. As a past recipient of the E.J. Wylie Traveling Fellowship, a prestigious award from the Society of Vascular Surgery, he has been recognized for his academic excellence in clinical and basic science research.
Greco G Egorova NN Moskowitz AJ Gelijns AC Kent KC Manganaro AJ Zwolak RM Riles TS .
A model for predicting the risk of carotid artery disease. Ann Surg. 2013 Jun;257(6):1168-73
[PubMed ID: 23333880]
Seedial SM Ghosh S Saunders RS Suwanabol PA Shi X Liu B Kent KC .
Local drug delivery to prevent restenosis. J Vasc Surg. 2013 May;57(5):1403-14
[PubMed ID: 23601595]
Goel SA Guo LW Shi XD Kundi R Sovinski G Seedial S Liu B Kent KC .
Preferential secretion of collagen type 3 versus type 1 from adventitial fibroblasts stimulated by TGF-β/Smad3-treated medial smooth muscle cells. Cell Signal. 2013 Apr;25(4):955-60
[PubMed ID: 23280188]
Goel SA Guo LW Liu B Kent KC .
Mechanisms of post-intervention arterial remodelling. Cardiovasc Res. 2012 Dec 1;96(3):363-71
[PubMed ID: 22918976]
Kent KC Crenshaw ML Goh DL Dietz HC .
Genotype-phenotype correlation in patients with bicuspid aortic valve and aneurysm. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2012 Oct 23;
[PubMed ID: 23102684]
Greenblatt DY Greenberg CC Kind AJ Havlena JA Mell MW Nelson MT Smith MA Kent KC .
Causes and implications of readmission after abdominal aortic aneurysm repair. Ann Surg. 2012 Oct;256(4):595-605
[PubMed ID: 22964736]
Nelson MT Greenblatt DY Soma G Rajimanickam V Greenberg CC Kent KC .
Preoperative factors predict mortality after major lower-extremity amputation. Surgery. 2012 Oct;152(4):685-94; discussion 694-6
[PubMed ID: 23021137]
Yamanouchi D Morgan S Stair C Seedial S Lengfeld J Kent KC Liu B .
Accelerated aneurysmal dilation associated with apoptosis and inflammation in a newly developed calcium phosphate rodent abdominal aortic aneurysm model. J Vasc Surg. 2012 Aug;56(2):455-61
[PubMed ID: 22560311]
Suwanabol PA Seedial SM Shi X Zhang F Yamanouchi D Roenneburg D Liu B Kent KC .
Transforming growth factor-β increases vascular smooth muscle cell proliferation through the Smad3 and extracellular signal-regulated kinase mitogen-activated protein kinases pathways. J Vasc Surg. 2012 Aug;56(2):446-54
[PubMed ID: 22521802]
Suwanabol PA Seedial SM Zhang F Shi X Si Y Liu B Kent KC .
TGF-β and Smad3 modulate PI3K/Akt signaling pathway in vascular smooth muscle cells. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2012 Jun 1;302(11):H2211-9
[PubMed ID: 22447946]
Si Y Ren J Wang P Rateri DL Daugherty A Shi XD Kent KC Liu B .
Protein kinase C-delta mediates adventitial cell migration through regulation of monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 expression in a rat angioplasty model. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2012 Apr;32(4):943-54
[PubMed ID: 22328773]
Bobadilla JL Kent KC .
Screening for abdominal aortic aneurysms. Adv Surg. 2012;46:101-9
[PubMed ID: 22873035]
Gould JC Kent KC Wan Y Rajamanickam V Leverson G Campos GM .
Perioperative safety and volume: outcomes relationships in bariatric surgery: a study of 32,000 patients. J Am Coll Surg. 2011 Dec;213(6):771-7
[PubMed ID: 21996483]
Zhang F Banker G Liu X Suwanabol PA Lengfeld J Yamanouchi D Kent KC Liu B .
The novel function of advanced glycation end products in regulation of MMP-9 production. J Surg Res. 2011 Dec;171(2):871-6
[PubMed ID: 20638679]
Derubertis BG Hynecek RL Kent KC Faries PL .
Carotid tortuosity in patients with prior cervical radiation: increased technical challenge during carotid stenting. Vasc Endovascular Surg. 2011 Oct;45(7):619-26
[PubMed ID: 21646237]
Egorova NN Vouyouka AG McKinsey JF Faries PL Kent KC Moskowitz AJ Gelijns A .
Effect of gender on long-term survival after abdominal aortic aneurysm repair based on results from the Medicare national database. J Vasc Surg. 2011 Jul;54(1):1-12.e6; discussion 11-2
[PubMed ID: 21498023]
Suwanabol PA Kent KC Liu B .
TGF-β and restenosis revisited: a Smad link. J Surg Res. 2011 May 15;167(2):287-97
[PubMed ID: 21324395]
Sambol EB Van der Meer JG Graham A Goldstein LJ Karwowski JK Dayal R Derubertis B Kent KC .
The use of gadolinium for arterial interventions. Ann Vasc Surg. 2011 Apr;25(3):366-76
[PubMed ID: 21288688]
Eidt JF Mills J Rhodes RS Biester T Gahtan V Jordan WD Hodgson KJ Kent KC Ricotta JJ Sidawy AN Valentine J .
Comparison of surgical operative experience of trainees and practicing vascular surgeons: a report from the Vascular Surgery Board of the American Board of Surgery. J Vasc Surg. 2011 Apr;53(4):1130-9; discussion 1139-40
[PubMed ID: 21106328]
Greco G Egorova NN Gelijns AC Moskowitz AJ Manganaro AJ Zwolak RM Riles TS Kent KC .
Development of a novel scoring tool for the identification of large ≥5 cm abdominal aortic aneurysms. Ann Surg. 2010 Oct;252(4):675-82
[PubMed ID: 20881774]
Giacovelli JK Egorova N Dayal R Gelijns A McKinsey J Kent KC .
Outcomes of carotid stenting compared with endarterectomy are equivalent in asymptomatic patients and inferior in symptomatic patients. J Vasc Surg. 2010 Oct;52(4):906-13, 913.e1-4
[PubMed ID: 20620010]