Melissa Kirkwood, M.D.
Dr. Kirkwood graduated from Yale University School of Medicine and completed her general surgical training at the University of Chicago Medical Center. She completed a fellowship in vascular surgery at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center. Dr. Kirkwood has an interest in all areas of vascular surgery. Her research interests include radiation dose control in complex endovascular cases, the natural history and potential enlargement of iliac artery aneurysms following endovascular aneurysms following endovascular aneurysm repair for concomitant AAA, the feasibility and safety of simultaneous thoracic and abdominal endovascular aortic repair in multilevel aortic disease, and functional outcomes of limb revascularization for peripheral artery disease using heparin-coated conduits. Her clinical focus includes traditional open and endovascular abdominal and thoracic aortic surgery, carotid disease including conventional carotid endarterectomy, and carotid stenting. She also has an interest in endovascular therapies and lower extremity bypass focused on peripheral arterial disease and limb salvage. Dr. Kirkwood is a member of the Alpha Omega Honor Medical Society and is certified by the American Board of Surgery in vascular and general surgery. Dr. Melissa Kirkwood is certified as a Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation.
|Medical School||Yale University School of Medicine (2004)|
|Residency||University of Chicago (2009), General Surgery|
|Fellowship||University of Pennsylvania Medical Center (2011), Vascular Surgery|
Extracranial Carotid Artery Aneurysms in two of three Monozygotic Triplets with Tuberous Sclerosis Complex.
Kirkwood ML, Chung J, Timaran CH, Valentine RJ J Vasc Surg 2013 Submission in process
Kirkwood ML, Wang GJ, Jackson BM, Golden MA, Fairman RM, Woo EY Vasc Endovascular Surg 2011 May 45 4 329-34
Kirkwood ML, Saunders A, Jackson BM, Wang GJ, Fairman RM, Woo EY J. Vasc. Surg. 2011 Feb 53 2 269-73
Simultaneous TEVAR and EVAR is Feasible with Minimal Morbidity and Mortality.
Kirkwood ML, Pochettino A, Fairman RM, Jackson BM, Szeto WY, Wang GJ, Bavaria J, Woo EY. J Vasc Surg. 2011 (6) 54 1588-1591.
Kirkwood ML, Pochettino A, Fairman RM, Jackson BM, Woo EY, Wang GJ Vasc Endovascular Surg 2010 Aug 44 6 440-5
Kirkwood ML, Wahlgren CM, Desai TR Vasc Endovascular Surg 2008 Oct-Nov 42 5 471-6