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Patrick Kelly, MD


  • Undergraduate
    University of Wyoming (Laramie, WY)
  • Medical School
    University of South Dakota School of Medicine (Vermillion, SD)
  • Residency
    General Surgery: Creighton University Medical Center (Omaha, NE)
  • Internship
    General Surgery: Creighton University Medical Center (Omaha, NE)
  • Fellowship
    Vascular Surgery: Saint Louis University Health Science Center (St. Louis, MO)
  • Board Certifications
    American Board of Surgery - General
    American Board of Surgery - Vascular

  • Repair of complex aortic disease including branched aneurysms and dissections with minimally invasive techniques
  • Chronic Wound Healing Therapy/Limb Preservation
  • Diagnosing Arterial and Venous Disease
  • Aortic Stent Grafting for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Carotid Artery Stenting
  • Peripheral Angiography, Angioplasty, Stenting
  • Lytic Therapy
  • Venous Ablation, Sclerotherapy and Phlebectomy for Varicose Veins
  • Laser for Spider Veins
  • Dialysis Access for End-Stage Renal Patients
  • Endoscopic Thoracic Sympathectomy for Hyperhidrosis
  • Non-Invasive Ultrasound Interpretations
  • Use of cutting edge anti-restenotic therapy for lower extremity limb preservation

Fellow of the American College of Surgeons

Clinical Assistant Professor, University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine

Adjunct Professor of Surgery, University of Minnesota Medical School

Dr. Kelly is an active inventor of medical devices, with over two dozen issued or pending patents and several approved physician-sponsored clinical trials.

Clinical Trials:

Principal Investigator:

  • Abbott CHOICE
  • Lombard EndoRefix
  • Fox Hollow PROOF
  • Abott Mobilityt
  • Paclitaxel Reduces Effects of Intimal Hyperplasia Status Post Lower Extremity Revascularization
  • CSI Liberty
  • Gore Scaffold
  • Abbott CANOPY
  • CVRx Rheos
  • Visceral Manifold Study for the Repair of Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysms

  • Co-Investigator:

  • Cordis CASES
  • Cordis SAPPHIRE WW
  • Boston Scientific CABANA
  • Lombard PYTHAGORAS
  • FoxHollow REPLICA
  • Medtronic VITALITY
  • EV3 Caliber
  • Medtronic Endurant - AAA
  • Covidien Durability PAS
  • Covidien Illumenate
  • Bolton Treovance AAA
  • Gore Excluder
  • Select publications:

    Complete endovascular debranching of the aortic arch: A report of two cases
    Joseph Anderson, Madeline Nykamp, Tyler Remund and Patrick Kelly
    Vascular 2015, Vol. 23(3) 310–315
    View article here.

    A novel endovascular debranching technique using physician-assembled endografts for repair of
    thoracoabdominal aneurysms
    Joe Anderson, Madeline Nykamp, Laura Danielson, Tyler Remund, PhD, and Patrick W. Kelly, MD
    Journal of Vascular Surgery Volume 60, Issue 5, November 2014, Pages 1177–1184
    View article here.

    Safety and efficacy of ultrasound-accelerated catheter-directed lytic therapy in acute pulmonary embolism with and without hemodynamic instability
    Madeline Nykamp, Angela VandenHull, Tyler Remund, PhD, Angelo Santos, MD, Patrick Kelly, MD, Greg Schultz, MD, Chad Laurich, MD
    Journal of Vascular Surgery: Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
    Volume 3, Issue 3, July 2015, Pages 251–257

    Use of Physician-Modified Endografts to Repair Unilateral or Bilateral Aortoiliac Aneurysms
    Madeline Nykamp, Joe Anderson, Tyler Remund, Angelo Santos, Chad Laurich, Greg Schultz, Patrick Kelly
    Annals of Vascular Surgery Volume 29, Issue 7, October 2015, Pages 1468–1474
    View article here.

    Description of a new technique for repairing chronic type B dissections that involve visceral branches being fed by both true and false lumen by using both lumens as conduits
    Joe Anderson, Tyler Remund, Katie Pohlson and Patrick Kelly
    Vascular  0(0) 1–3
    View article here.

    Examination of near-wall hemodynamic parameters in the renal bridging stent of various stent graft configurations for repairing visceral branched aortic aneurysms
    Taylor Suess, MS, Joseph Anderson, BS, Laura Danielson, MD, Katie Pohlson, BS, Tyler Remund, PhD, Elizabeth Blears, MD, Stephen Gent, PhD,
    Patrick Kelly, MD
    Journal of Vascular Surgery
    View article here.

    Dextran sulfate as a drug delivery platform for drug-coated balloons: Preparation, characterization, in vitro drug elution, and smooth muscle cell response
    Sujan Lamichhane, Jordan Anderson, Tyler Remund, Patrick Kelly and Gopinath Mani
    Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part B: Applied Biomaterials Early View, Article first published online: 31 JUL 2015
    View article here.

    Treatment of a Massive Left Femoral Arteriovenous Malformation Using an Innovative Modular Hybrid Bifurcated Stent Graft System
    Laura Danielson, Joseph Anderson, Madeline Nykamp, Tyler Remund, Patrick Kelly
    Annals of Vascular Surgery Volume 28, Issue 4, May 2014, Pages 1031.e15–1031.e20

    In Vitro and In Vivo Evaluation of Effect of Excipients in Local Delivery of Paclitaxel Using Microporous Infusion Balloon Catheters
    Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part B: Applied Biomaterials

    Preparation, characterization, in vitro drug release, and cellular interactions of tailored paclitaxel releasing polyethylene oxide films for drug-coated balloons
    Jordan A. Anderson, Sujan Lamichhane, Tyler Remund, Patrick Kelly, Gopinath Mani
    Acta Biomaterialia
    View article here.

    Polyfluoroethylene topographies determine the adhesion, activation, and foreign giant cell formation of macrophages. 
    Lamichhane S, Anderson J, Vierhout T, Remund T, Sun H, and Kelly P. June 6th, 2017, Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part A.
    View article here.

    In vitro particulate and in vivo drug retention study of a novel polyethylene oxide formulation for drug coated balloons.
    Anderson J, Lamichhane S, Vierhout T, Sherman A, Engebretson D, Pohlson K, Remund T, and Kelly P. 2017. Journal of Vascular Surgery.


    Dr. Kelly received his medical degree from the University of South Dakota in 1998. He completed his General Surgery Residency at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, and served a Vascular Surgery Fellowship at St. Louis University. Dr. Kelly is board certified in General Surgery and Vascular Surgery.

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