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Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Dr. Rectenwald is board certified in surgery and vascular surgery. He completed his fellowship in vascular surgery at the University of Michigan Medical Center and his residency at the University of Florida Health Science Center. Dr. Rectenwald earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia. 

His clinical interests include treatment of aneurysmal disease of the aorta and peripheral arteries, occlusive disease of the cerebral arteries, venous disease and use of inferior vena cava filters and their removal.


Vascular Surgery

Vascular and Endovascular Surgery


1 S. Park Clinic
(608) 287-2100 | (888) 703-2778 | Map
UW Health at The American Center
(608) 440-6300 | (844) 607-4800 | Map
West Clinic
(608) 263-8915 | (800) 323-8942 | Map

UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Department of Surgery

Professional Certifications and Education

Board Certification Surgery
Vascular Surgery
Fellowship Vascular Surgery, University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, MI
Residency University of Florida Health Science Center, Gainsville, FL
Medical School Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA

Medical interpreters are available to help patients communicate with hospital and clinic staff. For more information, please contact interpreter services at (608) 262-9000.
PubMed Articles
Gillespie DL Spies JB Siami FS Rectenwald JE White RA Johnson MS Predicting the Safety and Effectiveness of Inferior Vena Cava Filters Study: Design of a unique safety and effectiveness study of inferior vena cava filters in clinical practice. J Vasc Surg Venous Lymphat Disord . 2019 Oct 18;
[PubMed ID: 31636051]
Brahmandam A Skrip L Sumpio B Indes J Dardik A Sarac T Rectenwald J Chaar CIO A survey of vascular specialists' practice patterns of inferior vena cava filter placement and retrieval. Vascular . 2019 Jun;27(3):291-298
[PubMed ID: 30501583]
Obi AT Kim GY Coleman DM Osborne NH Rectenwald JE Gallagher KA Henke PK Eliason JL Aggressive Phenotype of Intravascular Lymphoma Relative to Other Malignant Intraabdominal Tumors Requiring Vascular Reconstruction. Ann Vasc Surg . 2019 Jan;54:72-83
[PubMed ID: 30267915]
Chen H Reddy RM Palmer SW Coleman DM Hoch JR DiMusto PD Rectenwald JE Attrition rates in integrated vascular and cardiothoracic surgery residency and fellowship programs. J Vasc Surg . 2019 Jan;69(1):236-241
[PubMed ID: 30455051]
Sorokin I Nelson J Rectenwald JE Cadeddu JA Robot-assisted laparoscopic extravascular stent for nutcracker syndrome. J Robot Surg . 2018 Sep;12(3):561-565
[PubMed ID: 28861712]
Kirkwood ML Chamseddin KH Hanson B Timaran CH Ali M Jacob AD Rectenwald JE Continued Ultrasound Surveillance Required after Hand Ischemia Associated with Trauma in Children. Ann Vasc Surg . 2018 Aug;51:119-123
[PubMed ID: 29678653]
Kirkwood ML Arbique GM Guild JB Zeng K Xi Y Rectenwald J Anderson JA Timaran C Radiation brain dose to vascular surgeons during fluoroscopically guided interventions is not effectively reduced by wearing lead equivalent surgical caps. J Vasc Surg . 2018 Aug;68(2):567-571
[PubMed ID: 29544995]
Ha CP Rectenwald JE Inferior Vena Cava Filters: Current Indications, Techniques, and Recommendations. Surg Clin North Am . 2018 Apr;98(2):293-319
[PubMed ID: 29502773]
Modrall JG Trimmer C Tsai S Kirkwood ML Ali M Rectenwald JE Timaran CH Rosero EB Renal Salvage with Renal Artery Stenting Improves Long-term Survival. Ann Vasc Surg . 2017 Nov;45:106-111
[PubMed ID: 28602899]
Vandy FC Sell KA Eliason JL Coleman DM Rectenwald JE Stanley JC Pancreaticoduodenal and Gastroduodenal Artery Aneurysms Associated with Celiac Artery Occlusive Disease. Ann Vasc Surg . 2017 May;41:32-40
[PubMed ID: 28238920]
Boe BA Rectenwald JE Bocks ML Severely regurgitant left ventricle to ascending aorta conduit in a failing fontan patient treated with a vascular endograft and melody transcatheter pulmonary valve via hybrid approach. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv . 2016 Dec;88(7):1113-1117
[PubMed ID: 27184689]
Boniakowski AE De Martino RR Coleman DM Eliason JL Goodney PP Rectenwald JE The natural history of type II endoleaks after endovascular aneurysm repair for ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm. J Vasc Surg . 2016 Dec;64(6):1645-1651
[PubMed ID: 27871492]
Kirkwood ML Guild JB Arbique GM Tsai S Modrall JG Anderson JA Rectenwald J Timaran C New image-processing and noise-reduction software reduces radiation dose during complex endovascular procedures. J Vasc Surg . 2016 Nov;64(5):1357-1365
[PubMed ID: 27471175]
Timaran DE Soto M Knowles M Modrall JG Rectenwald JE Timaran CH Safety and effectiveness of total percutaneous access for fenestrated endovascular aortic aneurysm repair. J Vasc Surg . 2016 Oct;64(4):896-901
[PubMed ID: 27237404]
Obi AT Reames BN Rook TJ Mouch SO Zarinsefat A Stabler C Rectenwald JE Coleman DM Wakefield TW Michigan Vein Health Program. Outcomes associated with ablation compared to combined ablation and transilluminated powered phlebectomy in the treatment of venous varicosities. Phlebology . 2016 Oct;31(9):618-24
[PubMed ID: 26376824]
Timaran DE Knowles M Soto-Gonzalez M Modrall JG Tsai S Kirkwood M Rectenwald J Timaran CH Gender and perioperative outcomes after fenestrated endovascular repair using custom-made and off-the-shelf devices. J Vasc Surg . 2016 Aug;64(2):267-272
[PubMed ID: 27316411]
Campbell D Andraska E Rectenwald J Gallagher K Intravascular ultrasound imaging as a novel tool for the diagnosis of endofibrosis. J Vasc Surg Cases Innov Tech . 2016 Jun;2(2):59-61
[PubMed ID: 31193347]
Toomay S Rectenwald J Vazquez MA How Can the Complications of Central Vein Catheters Be Reduced?: Central Venous Stenosis in Hemodialysis Patients. Semin Dial . 2016 May;29(3):201-3
[PubMed ID: 26926841]
Arya S Kingman S Knepper JP Eliason JL Henke PK Rectenwald JE Open Mesenteric Interventions Are Equally Safe as Endovascular Interventions and Offer Better Midterm Patency for Chronic Mesenteric Ischemia. Ann Vasc Surg . 2016 Jan;30:219-26
[PubMed ID: 26541970]
Colvard B Shames M Schanzer A Rectenwald J Chaer R Lee JT A Comparison of Training Experience, Training Satisfaction, and Job Search Experiences between Integrated Vascular Surgery Residency and Traditional Vascular Surgery Fellowship Graduates. Ann Vasc Surg . 2015 Oct;29(7):1333-8
[PubMed ID: 26133994]