• Member Spotlight

Christopher Smolock, MD

  • VESS Member Since

    January 2015

  • Undergraduate Education

    Villanova University

  • Medical School

    Jefferson Medical College

  • Surgical Training: (General Residency/Vascular Residency/Vascular Fellowship)
    • University of Rochester – surgery
    • Methodist DeBakey – vascular surgery
  • Current Practice

    The Cleveland Clinic

  • Professional Interests
    • Aortic dissections
    • Aortic aneurysms
    • Aortoiliac occlusive disease
    • Hybrid open/endo vascular procedures
    • Quality improvement
  • Personal Interests

    Travel, fitness, and nutrition

  • Why did you become a vascular surgeon?

    Initially for both the medical and surgical/technical challenges but more recently to combat and turn around chronic disease. We may be the only surgical specialty that can impact patient health prior to or without any intervention.

  • Why did you join the VESS?

    To promote and contribute to our specialty, especially in such a society that represents early career vascular surgeons and leaders.

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