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Chairman, 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.

Specialties

Vascular Surgery

UW Health Clinics

West Clinic
(608) 263-8915 | (800) 323-8942 | Map

Hospital Affiliation(s)

University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics (primary)

Languages Spoken

English
Medical interpreters are available to help patients communicate with hospital and clinic staff. For more information, please contact interpreter services at (608) 262-9000.

UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Department of Surgery

Professional Certifications and Education

Board Certification Surgery
Fellowship 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
Residency University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, CA
Internship University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, CA
Medical School University of California, San Francisco, CA, 1981

Awards/Honors

Best Doctors® in America 2014

Best Doctors® in America 2013

Best Doctors® in America 2011


Procedures

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
Research

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.


PubMed Articles
Ren J Wang Q Morgan S Si Y Ravichander A Dou C Kent KC Liu B . Protein Kinase C-δ (PKCδ) Regulates Proinflammatory Chemokine Expression through Cytosolic Interaction with the NF-κB Subunit p65 in Vascular Smooth Muscle Cells. J Biol Chem. 2014 Mar 28;289(13):9013-26
[PubMed ID: 24519937]
Gupta PK Fernandes-Taylor S Ramanan B Engelbert TL Kent KC . Unplanned readmissions after vascular surgery. J Vasc Surg. 2014 Feb;59(2):473-82
[PubMed ID: 24239519]
Soma G Greenblatt DY Nelson MT Rajamanickam V Havlena J Fernandes-Taylor S Greenberg CC Kent KC . Early graft failure after infrainguinal arterial bypass. Surgery. 2014 Feb;155(2):300-10
[PubMed ID: 24269142]
Saunders RS Fernandes-Taylor S Kind AJ Engelbert TL Greenberg CC Smith MA Matsumura JS Kent KC . Rehospitalization to primary versus different facilities following abdominal aortic aneurysm repair. J Vasc Surg. 2014 Jan 31;
[PubMed ID: 24491237]
Gallo EM Loch DC Habashi JP Calderon JF Chen Y Bedja D van Erp C Gerber EE Parker SJ Sauls K Judge DP Cooke SK Lindsay ME Rouf R Myers L ap Rhys CM Kent KC Norris RA Huso DL Dietz HC . Angiotensin II-dependent TGF-β signaling contributes to Loeys-Dietz syndrome vascular pathogenesis. J Clin Invest. 2014 Jan 2;124(1):448-60
[PubMed ID: 24355923]
Decker MR Dodgion CM Kwok AC Hu YY Havlena JA Jiang W Lipsitz SR Kent KC Greenberg CC . Specialization and the current practices of general surgeons. J Am Coll Surg. 2014 Jan;218(1):8-15
[PubMed ID: 24210145]
Shi X Direnzo D Guo LW Franco SR Wang B Seedial S Kent KC . TGF-β/Smad3 Stimulates Stem Cell/Developmental Gene Expression and Vascular Smooth Muscle Cell De-Differentiation. PLoS One. 2014;9(4):e93995
[PubMed ID: 24718260]
Goel SA Guo LW Wang B Guo S Roenneburg D Ananiev GE Hoffmann FM Kent KC . High-throughput screening identifies idarubicin as a preferential inhibitor of smooth muscle versus endothelial cell proliferation. PLoS One. 2014;9(2):e89349
[PubMed ID: 24586708]
Shi X Chen G Guo LW Si Y Zhu M Pilla S Liu B Gong S Kent KC . Periadventitial application of rapamycin-loaded nanoparticles produces sustained inhibition of vascular restenosis. PLoS One. 2014;9(2):e89227
[PubMed ID: 24586612]
Engelbert TL Fernandes-Taylor S Gupta PK Kent KC Matsumura J . Clinical characteristics associated with readmission among patients undergoing vascular surgery. J Vasc Surg. 2013 Dec 21;
[PubMed ID: 24368042]
Decker MR Bronson NW Greenberg CC Dolan JP Kent KC Hunter JG . The general surgery job market: analysis of current demand for general surgeons and their specialized skills. J Am Coll Surg. 2013 Dec;217(6):1133-9
[PubMed ID: 24246624]
Nomellini V Kent KC . The Department of Surgery at the University of Wisconsin. Am Surg. 2013 Nov;79(11):1123-30
[PubMed ID: 24165243]
Kent KC Crenshaw ML Goh DL Dietz HC . Genotype-phenotype correlation in patients with bicuspid aortic valve and aneurysm. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2013 Jul;146(1):158-165.e1
[PubMed ID: 23102684]
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]
Greenblatt DY Fernandes-Taylor S Kent KC . Readmission after abdominal aortic aneurysm repair: what does it mean? Adv Surg. 2013;47:141-52
[PubMed ID: 24298849]
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]
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]