Biography

John Rectenwald, MD, MS, Associate Professor, is Chief of the Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at UT Southwestern Medical Center.

He received his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia in 1996.  He then completed his general surgery residency at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida in 2003.  During his general surgery residency he also completed a two-year NIH T-32 sponsored Research Fellowship in inflammation examining the inflammatory mechanisms of neointimal hyperplasia.  He completed his vascular surgery fellowship at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan in 2005.

Dr. Rectenwald’s clinical interests include care of patients with peripheral arterial disease, aneurysmal disease, carotid occlusive disease, venous disease, and inferior vena cava filters. He is also passionate about student, resident, and fellow medical education and training the next generation of surgeons and leaders in the field of vascular surgery.

EDUCATION

 

University of Michigan, College of Literature, Science & the Arts, Ann Arbor, MI, Bachelor of Science, 9/1987 – 5/1991

 

Medical College of Georgia, College of Medicine Augusta, GA: M.D. 9/1992 – 6/1996

 

Masters of Science in Clinical Research Design and Statistical Analysis, Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies, University of Michigan, School of Public Health, Ann Arbor, MI 10/2007 -4/2009

RESIDENCY

 

Resident in General Surgery, University of Florida, Department of Surgery, Gainesville, FL 7/1996 – 6/1998

 

Resident in General Surgery, University of Florida, Department of Surgery, Gainesville, FL 7/2000 – 6/2002

 

Chief Resident in General Surgery, University of Florida, Department of Surgery, Gainesville, FL 7/2002 – 6/2003

FELLOWSHIP

 

 

Clinical Vascular Surgery Fellow, University of Michigan, Department of Surgery, Section of Vascular Surgery, Ann Arbor, MI                7/2004 – 6/2005

RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS

 

Research Fellow (T32 GM-08721), University of Florida, Department of Surgery, Gainesville, FL 7/1998 – 6/2000

 

Research Fellow in Vascular Surgery, Conrad A. Jobst Vascular Research Laboratories, University of Michigan, Department of Surgery, Section of Vascular Surgery, Ann Arbor, MI 7/2003 – 6/2004

POSTGRADUATE COURSE(S)

 

 

Courses in Biostatistics and Research Design, Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar’s Program University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 8/2006 -3/2007

Education

Medical School
Medical College of Georgia/Georgia Regents University (1996)
Research Fellowship
University of Florida College of Medicine (2000), Surgery
Residency
University of Florida College of Medicine (2002), Surgery
Residency
University of Florida College of Medicine (2003), General Surgery
Research Fellowship
University of Michigan Medical School (2004), Vascular Surgery
Fellowship
University of Michigan Hospitals & Health Centers (2005), Vascular Surgery
Other Post Graduate Training
University of Michigan School of Medicine (2009), Clinical Research