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Dr. Kwolek serves as a senior vascular surgeon at the Massachusetts General Hospital and as the Chair of the Department of Surgery at the Newton Wellesley Hospital. He is recognized by Castle and Connolly and Boston Magazine as one of America's and Boston's Top Doctors for the past 14 years.
Vascular & Endovascular Surgery
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Dr. Kwolek graduated from the University of California, San Francisco Medical School in 1987. He completed his general surgery training at the Harvard/Deaconess Surgical Service in 1993, his Vascular Surgery fellowship at the MGH in 1995 and an advanced endovascular fellowship at the Arizona Heart Institute. After serving on the faculty at the University of Kentucky as the Chief of Vascular Surgery and the training program director, he was recruited back to the MGH in 1992. He served as the Director of the Vascular and Endovascular Training program at the MGH and as the Chief of Vascular Surgery at the Newton-Wellesley Hospital until 2016 when Dr. Kwolek was recruited to become the Chair of the Department of Surgery at Newton-Wellesley Hospital while maintaining a complex vascular surgery practice at the MGH. Dr. Kwolek is involved in numerous clinical trials to evaluate new treatments and devices for the management of thoracic and abdominal aortic aneurysms, aortic dissection, carotid artery disease and lower extremity arterial disease. He serves as the MGH site principal investigator (PI) for many of these trials and as the national PI on an aortic aneurysm trial and a carotid angioplasty and stenting trial. He also serves as a reviewer for multiple medical journals and on the editorial board for the Journal of Endovascular Therapy. He is highly sought after as an invited speaker at numerous National and International Vascular Conferences and has authored over 100 manuscripts/book chapters and monographs related to vascular and endovascular disease management. Dr. Kwolek completed the executive Masters in Business Administration program from the Massachusetts Institutue of Technology / Sloan School of Management with an additional certificate in Healthcare in 2019.
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