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K. Craig Kent, MD

Contact Dr. Kent

E-mail:
kent@surgery.wisc.edu

Phone:
(608) 265-8854

Mail:
600 Highland Avenue
7375 CLINICAL SCIENCE CNTR-H4
Madison, WI 53792-7375

K. Craig Kent, MD

A.R. Curreri Professor of Surgery
Chairman, Department of Surgery
Division of Vascular Surgery

Education

  • MD, University of California-San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, 1981
  • Surgical Residency, University of California-San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, 1982-1986
  • Research Fellow in Vascular Surgery, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA, 1986-1987
  • Vascular Fellow, Brigham and Women’s Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA, 1987-1988
  • Endovascular Fellow, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, 2000

Professional Activities

Dr. Kent has authored or co-authored more than 300 manuscripts and book chapters that have been published in peer-reviewed journals and textbooks on vascular disease. He has held leadership positions in a number of prestigious professional societies, including president of the Society for Vascular Surgery from 2006-2007 and is currently a director in the American Board of Surgery, secretary and treasurer of the Society of Surgical Chairs and Chair, NIH : NHLBI Bioengineering, Techology and Surgical Sciences Study Section. He is regularly invited to speak at local, national, and international scientific meetings on a wide variety of vascular surgery topics. Dr. Kent is a dedicated teacher, devoted to training future vascular surgeons, as well as retraining vascular surgeons in modern minimally invasive catheter techniques.

Clinical Specialties

Dr. 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.

Dr. Kent provides a wide range of services including Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) Repair - Endovascular, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) Repair - Open, Amputation, Angioplasty With Stent Placement, Carotid Endartecotomy, Carotid Stenting, Extended Efforts in Limb Salvage, Peripheral Artery Bypass, Thoracic Aortic Aneursym - Endovascular, Thoracic Aortic Aneursym - Open, and Thoracic Outlet Syndrome Treatment.

Research Interests

Dr. Kent’s NIH-funded research program focuses on the investigation of the molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying vascular disease with the goal of 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 for Vascular Surgery, he has been recognized for his academic excellence in clinical and basic science research.

Dr. Kent's Lab

Funding/Grants

Recent Publications
  • High-throughput screening identifies idarubicin as a preferential inhibitor of smooth muscle versus endothelial cell proliferation.
    Goel SA, Guo LW, Wang B, Guo S, Roenneburg D, Ananiev GE, Hoffmann FM, Kent KC
    PLoS ONE 2014; 9(2):e89349.
    [PubMed ID: 24586708, PMC ID: 3933427]
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  • Periadventitial application of rapamycin-loaded nanoparticles produces sustained inhibition of vascular restenosis.
    Shi X, Chen G, Guo LW, Si Y, Zhu M, Pilla S, Liu B, Gong S, Kent KC
    PLoS ONE 2014; 9(2):e89227.
    [PubMed ID: 24586612, PMC ID: 3931710]
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  • Protein Kinase C-δ (PKCδ) Regulates Proinflammatory Chemokine Expression through Cytosolic Interaction with the NF-κB Subunit p65 in Vascular Smooth Muscle Cells.
    Ren J, Wang Q, Morgan S, Si Y, Ravichander A, Dou C, Kent KC, Liu B
    J. Biol. Chem. 2014 Mar 28; 289(13):9013-26.
    [PubMed ID: 24519937, PMC ID: 3979373]
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  • Rehospitalization to primary versus different facilities following abdominal aortic aneurysm repair.
    Saunders RS, Fernandes-Taylor S, Kind AJ, Engelbert TL, Greenberg CC, Smith MA, Matsumura JS, Kent KC
    J. Vasc. Surg. 2014 Jan 31.
    [PubMed ID: 24491237]
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  • Clinical characteristics associated with readmission among patients undergoing vascular surgery.
    Engelbert TL, Fernandes-Taylor S, Gupta PK, Kent KC, Matsumura J
    J. Vasc. Surg. 2013 Dec 21.
    [PubMed ID: 24368042]
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  • The general surgery job market: analysis of current demand for general surgeons and their specialized skills.
    Decker MR, Bronson NW, Greenberg CC, Dolan JP, Kent KC, Hunter JG
    J. Am. Coll. Surg. 2013 Dec; 217(6):1133-9.
    [PubMed ID: 24246624]
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  • Early graft failure after infrainguinal arterial bypass.
    Soma G, Greenblatt DY, Nelson MT, Rajamanickam V, Havlena J, Fernandes-Taylor S, Greenberg CC, Kent KC
    Surgery 2014 Feb; 155(2):300-10.
    [PubMed ID: 24269142]
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  • Unplanned readmissions after vascular surgery.
    Gupta PK, Fernandes-Taylor S, Ramanan B, Engelbert TL, Kent KC
    J. Vasc. Surg. 2014 Feb; 59(2):473-82.
    [PubMed ID: 24239519]
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  • Specialization and the current practices of general surgeons.
    Decker MR, Dodgion CM, Kwok AC, Hu YY, Havlena JA, Jiang W, Lipsitz SR, Kent KC, Greenberg CC
    J. Am. Coll. Surg. 2014 Jan; 218(1):8-15.
    [PubMed ID: 24210145, PMC ID: 3894924]
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  • The Department of Surgery at the University of Wisconsin.
    Nomellini V, Kent KC
    Am Surg 2013 Nov; 79(11):1123-30.
    [PubMed ID: 24165243]
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