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Kwame S. Amankwah, M.D., M.Sc., FACS, DFSVS, RPVI

Chief, Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
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Academic Office Location:
Vascular Surgery
UConn Health
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030-8073
Phone: 860-679-8080

Vascular Surgery

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Dr. Amankwah is a board-certified vascular surgeon specializing in open and endovascular therapies including the treatment of peripheral arterial disease and complex aortic aneurysms.

B.S.University of TorontoHuman Biology
M.S.University of TorontoAnatomy and Cell Biology
M.D.Albany Medical CollegeMedicine

Post-Graduate Training
InternshipState University of New York Health Science Center at BrooklynGeneral Surgery
ResidencyState University of New York at BrooklynGeneral Surgery
FellowshipYale University School of MedicineVascular Surgery
FellowshipTexas Tech UniversityEndovascular and Interventional Radiology
Professional TrainingLille University, FranceDiploma in Advance Endovascular Aortic Surgery

Name of Award/HonorAwarding Organization
Joseph M. Civetta, M.D. Best faculty Teacher AwardDepartment of Surgery, UConn Health
Joseph M. Civetta, M.D. Best Faculty Teacher AwardDepartment of Surgery, UConn Health
Inaugural Member of the Academy of Upstate EducatorsState University of New York at Syracuse
Upstate Medical Alumni Clinical Faculty Teaching AwardGraduating Medical School Class of 2012
Delivery of the Hippocratic Oath During CommencementsGraduating Medical School Class of 2011 and 2012
Upstate Medical Alumni Clinical Faculty Teaching AwardGraduating Medical School Class of 2011
Elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Gamma ChapterUpstate Medical University
Recipient of the Michael Ratner, M.D. Excellence in Teaching AwardDepartment of Surgery, Upstate Medical University
Pollack Award; Awarded to the Chief Resident who Demonstrates Compassion and Dedication to the Care of Patients and Resident TeachingState University of New York at Brooklyn
Name & DescriptionCategoryRoleTypeScopeStart YearEnd Year
American Board of Vascular Surgery ExaminerEducation CommitteeExaminerNational2021
USMLE Ambulatory Care Test Material Development Committee (TMDC).Education CommitteeExternalNational2021
Educational Council Committee MemberEducation CommitteeUConn HealthLocal2021
Annals of Vascular Surgery: Brief Reports and Innovation, ElsevierEditorial BoardExternalInternational2021
Society for Vascular Surgery Vascular Annual Meeting Video CommitteeEducation CommitteeExternalInternational2021
American Board of Surgery SCORE CurriculumEditorial BoardEditorial BoardExternalNational2020
New England Society for Vascular SurgeryProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMembership committeeExternalRegional2020
SCORE Curriculum American Board of SurgeryEditorial BoardEditorial BoardExternalNational2020
Society for Vascular Surgery Committee for Diversity, Equity and InclusionProfessional/Scientific OrganizationmemberNational2020
Society for Vascular Surgery Task Force on Diversity, Equity, and InclusionEducation CommitteeExternalInternational2020
Association of Program Directors for Vascular SurgeryEducation CommitteeMemberExternalNational2019
Scholarship and Promotions Committee Department SurgeryOtherMemberUConn HealthLocal2019
American Board of Vascular Surgery Certifying ExamEducation CommitteeMember/ writing and review of questionsExternalNational2019
Vascular and Endovascular SurgeryProfessional/Scientific JournalreviewerExternalNational2019
National Board of Medical ExaminersEducation CommitteeSurgery Item WriterExternalNational2018
American Board of Surgery SCORE CurriculumEducation CommitteeTWIS EditorExternalNational20172022
European Society for Vascular SurgeryProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalInternational2017
European Journal for Vascular and Endovascular SurgeryOtherreviewerExternalInternational2017
Canadian Society for Vascular SurgeryProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalInternational2012
Association of Surgical EducationEducation CommitteeMemberExternalNational2008
Society for Vascular SurgeryProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational2005
American Board of Vascular Surgery Qualifying ExamEducation CommitteeMember/ writing and review of questionsExternalNational
Eastern Vascular SocietyProfessional/Scientific OrganizationmemberExternalRegional

Journal Articles

Book Chapters

  • Central Venous Access
    KS Amankwah Vascular Surgery Essentials for the General Surgeon 2014 Jan;
  • Cardiothoracic Surger: Diseases of the Heart, Great Vessels and Thoracic Cavity
    I Shakhnovich, GR Green, P Benharash, KS Amankwah Essentials of Surgical Specialties (2019)
  • Venous Thromboembolism:Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment
    J.Cardella, KS Amankwah Current Surgical Therapy, 13th Edition.(2019)

Case Reports



  • Angioaccess for hemodialysis.
    Costanza, Michael J; Amankwah, Kwame S; Khan, Muhammad Asad; Narsipur, Sriram S; Gahtan, Vivian Current problems in surgery 2011 Jul;48(7):443-517



Title or AbstractTypeSponsor/EventDate/YearLocation
Incidental Finding of Circumaortic Left Renal Vein aneurysm.PosterSociety for Vascular Surgery2021San Diego
The Use of Multiple Carotid Stents is Associate with Increased Incidence of Developing in Stent Stenosis on Long Term Follow-up.PosterSociety of Vascular Surgery Annual Meeting2021San Diego,California
Management of Femoropopliteal dissection: Update on Tack Endovascular System.TalkUniversity of Pittsburgh Vascular Symposium2021Pittsburgh, PA
Drug Elution: When is it indicated in CLI Patients?TalkUniversity of Pittsburgh Vascular Symposium2021Pittsburgh, PA
Overview of Endovascular Treatment OptionsLectureDepartment of Corrections Connecticut Training Day2021Cheshire,CT
Vascular Arterial 1. SCORE School American Board of Surgery National Curriculum Lecture SeriesLecture2021
Operative autonomy: Perspectives of Vascular Trainees and Program DirectorsLecture2020St. Louis University, Dept of Surgery Vascular Division
Update on Aortic Disease and TreatmentTalk2020UCONN Pulmonary Medicine Grand Rounds
Second Visit Day. Presentation to potential medical students.TalkUpstate Medical University2016Syracuse, NY
Why I am in Academic Practice. Young Surgeons Committee.TalkEastern Vascular Society Conf.2015Philadelphia, PA
Common Femoral Occlusive DiseaseTalkVAST3 Meeting2015Saratoga, New York
Current Endovascular Treatment Strategies for Lower Extremity Deep Venous ThrombosisTalkAmerican College of Surgeons Clinical Congress2015Chicago, Illinois
Covered versus Baremetal Stents for Iliac CTO: What is the Evidence?TalkVAST3 Meeting2015Saratoga, New York
Ruptured EVAR: Who Benefits the Most?TalkVAST3 Meeting2015Saratoga, New York
Understanding Mentorship: Navigating the Many Paths of the Mentor-Mentee RelationshipTalkSurgery Grand Rounds Upstate Medical University2015Syracuse, NY
Second Visit Day. Presentation to potential medical studentsTalkUpstate Medical University2014Syracuse, NY
Endovascular Management Options in Vascular TraumaTalkNational Medical Association Surgical Section Annual Meeting2013Toronto, Ont
How we teach and what we can do betterTalkSurgery Grand Rounds Upstate Medical University2013Syracuse NY
Deep Venous Thrombosis: What we know and Current TherapiesTalkMedical Staff Grand Rounds Lewis County General Hospital2013Lowville, New York
Vascular EmergenciesTalkContemporary Issues in Emergency Medicine Conference, Genesee Grande.2012Syracuse, NY
Carotid Disease: Contemporary Diagnosis and ManagementTalkMedical Staff Grand Rounds2012Samaritan Medical Center, New York
Surgical Residents’ and Attendings’ Perspective on Patient Ownership: A Single Institutional StudyTalkSociety of Black academic Surgeons2011Boston, Mass
Second Visit Day. Presentation to potential medical studentsTalkUpstate Medical University2011Syracuse, NY