• Member Spotlight

Kelly Kempe, MD, FACS

  • VESS Member Since


  • Undergraduate Education

    University of Washington, Seattle, WA, degree in Fine Arts and English Literature

  • Medical School

    University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA

  • Surgical Training: (General Residency/Vascular Residency/Vascular Fellowship)
    • General Surgery Residency at Louisiana State University, New Orleans, LA
    • Vascular Surgery Fellowship at Wake Forest, Winston Salem, NC
  • Current Practice

    University of Oklahoma School of Community Medicine, Tulsa, OK

  • Professional Interests

    Limb Salvage, Dialysis Access, Health Equity Research, Mentoring Students and Trainees, and Community Outreach

  • Personal Interests

    Gardening, yoga, dabbling in art, and taking my puppy on walks

  • Why did you become a vascular surgeon?

    It’s the best job.  I love the intricate and varied procedures, the patients and families give back so much to us, and I learn something new every day.

  • Why did you join the VESS?

    VESS is built for and welcoming to new surgeons, has a surgical society, and their meetings are so much fun to go to.

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