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

Chief, Vascular Surgery
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
FellowshipTexas Tech UniversityEndovascular and Interventional Radiology
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

Name of Award/HonorAwarding Organization
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 & 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 MD 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

Journal Articles

  • A Hybrid Procedure for Suprarenal Aneurysm after Previous Aortobifemoral and Visceral Vessel Bypass.
    Amankwah, Kwame S; Costanza, Michael J European journal of vascular and endovascular surgery : the official journal of the European Society for Vascular Surgery 2018 Jun;55(6):904
  • Guidelines for hospital privileges in vascular surgery and endovascular interventions: Recommendations of the Society for Vascular Surgery.
    Calligaro, Keith D; Amankwah, Kwame S; D'Ayala, Marcus; Brown, O William; Collins, Paul Steven; Eslami, Mohammad H; Jain, Krishna M; Kassavin, Daniel S; Propper, Brandon; Sarac, Timur P; Shutze, William P; Webb, Thomas H Journal of vascular surgery 2018 May;67(5):1337-1344
  • Effects of Mentorship on Graduating Vascular Surgery Trainees.
    Smeds, Matthew R; Huynh, Cindy; Thrush, Carol R; Moursi, Mohammed M; Amankwah, Kwame S Annals of vascular surgery 2017 Oct;44234-240
  • A multi-institutional experience in adventitial cystic disease.
    Motaganahalli, Raghu L; Smeds, Matthew R; Harlander-Locke, Michael P; Lawrence, Peter F; Fujimura, Naoki; DeMartino, Randall R; De Caridi, Giovanni; Munoz, Alberto; Shalhub, Sherene; Shin, Susanna H; Amankwah, Kwame S; Gelabert, Hugh A; Rigberg, David A; Siracuse, Jeffrey J; Farber, Alik; Debus, E Sebastian; Behrendt, Christian; Joh, Jin H; Saqib, Naveed U; Charlton-Ouw, Kristofer M; Wittgen, Catherine M; Vascular Low-Frequency Disease Consortium Journal of vascular surgery 2017 Jan;65(1):157-161
  • Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair for Blunt Traumatic Rupture of a Penetrating Atherosclerotic Ulcer.
    Huynh, Cindy; Jain, Sumeet V; Costanza, Michael J; Amankwah, Kwame S The American surgeon 2016 Nov;82(11):315-316
  • Sustained Elevation in Monocyte Levels in Diabetic Patients after Infrainguinal Revascularization
    M Kollisch-Singule, B Sadowitz, Q Meng, MJ Costanza, KS Amankwah J of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery 2016 Jan;1(1):1-9
  • Utilization of Intravascular Ultrasound for the Evaluation and Management of Lower Extremity Malperfusion in a Type B aortic dissection
    R Duhani, A Oluwafisayo, KS Amankwah Journal for Vascular Ultrasound 2016 Jan;40(4):171-173
  • Utilization of Intravascular Ultrasound to Assess Invasion in Pancreatic Cancer Post Chemoradiation Therapy
    A Feghali, KS Amankwah, A Goldenberg, M Karmel, C Mendenhall J of Vascular Medicine and Surgery 2016 Jan;4(3):1-4
  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm repair in nonagenarians.
    Hughes, Kakra; Abdulrahman, Hamdi; Prendergast, Tahira; Rose, David A; Ongu'ti, Sharon; Tran, Daniel; Cornwell, Edward E; Obisesan, Thomas; Amankwah, Kwame S Annals of vascular surgery 2015 Feb;29(2):183-8

Book Chapters

  • Central Venous Access
    KS Amankwah Vascular Surgery Essentials for the General Surgeon 2014 Jan;
Title or AbstractTypeSponsor/EventDate/YearLocation
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