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978 Worcester Road (rte 9)
Wellesley, Massachusetts 02482
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25 Washington Street
Wellesley, Massachusetts 02481
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The human vascular system is made up of arteries and a multitude of blood vessels that supply blood, oxygen and nutrients to every part of the body. A variety of conditions can result in vascular blood flow becoming insufficient to meet the body's needs. When this happens vascular surgery is most often required. Vascular surgeons are physicians with highly specialized training and skills who specialize in the surgical treatment of arteries and veins.
Newton-Wellesley Hospital offers excellence in vascular and endovascular surgery with the gentle touch that Newton-Wellesley is known for. Located in Boston's western suburbs, we are a convenient option for communities throughout Metro West, including Newton, Wellesley, Framingham, Natick, Dedham, Waltham and Watertown. Newton Wellesley Hospital is host to several Vascular Surgery practices and providers.
As part of our collaboration with Massachusetts General Hospital, we offer patients the expertise of Abhisekh Mohapatra, M.D, as well as the benefit of state-of-the-art surgical facilities at our location at Newton Wellesley Hospital.
In collaboration with The Vascular Care Group, we offer patients the expertise of surgeons R. Todd Lancaster, M.D., Chief of Vascular Surgery, and Christopher Kwolek, M.D. They treat NWH patients at their practice located down the road on Worcester Street.
Christopher J. Kwolek, MD, MBA, FACS
In collaboration with Vascular Care Group, Christopher J. Kwolek is a Board-certified vascular surgeon with more than 30 years of surgical experience. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of California, Los Angeles before pursuing his medical degree at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Kwolek completed his internship in general surgery at the New England Deaconess Hospital, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School, before completing his residency there as well. He continued to hone his skills as a surgeon, serving as the hospital’s Chief Resident of General Surgery and as a clinical and research fellow in the divisions of Angioscopy and Vascular Surgery. Dr. Kwolek has since worked at hospitals across the country, including the Arizona Heart Institute, Chandler Medical Center at the University of Kentucky, Lexington VA Medical Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He has also served as the assistant and associate professor at University of Kentucky School of Medicine and Harvard Medical School, the latter of which is a position he still holds today. Dr. Kwolek has served on various committees at the medical institutions at which he has worked over the course of his career, and has been an active member in industry organizations. Additionally, Dr. Kwolek currently holds leadership positions, including the Aortic Intervention Consultant and National Principal Investigator for Leopard Trial for Endologix. He has also been a member of advisory boards for PQ Bypass, Vortex Medical, Bolton Medical, Cariomems, Boston Scientific Corporation, Guidant Corporation, Medtronic, Edward Lifesciences, and Leapfrog Group.
981 Worcester Street
Wellesley, MA 02482
R. Todd Lancaster, MD, MPH
Chief of Vascular Surgery
In collaboration with Vascular Care Group, R. Todd Lancaster is a Board-certified vascular surgeon with more than 15 years of surgical experience. He received his undergraduate and medical degrees from Emory University. He also holds a Master of Public Health degree from the Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Lancaster completed his General Surgery training, as well as a fellowship in Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. After completing his training, Dr. Lancaster joined the faculty of Massachusetts General Hospital and provided vascular and endovascular care at Massachusetts General Hospital, and affiliated hospitals in New England including Newton Wellesley Hospital, and Southern New Hampshire Medical Center. During his tenure there, he held multiple leadership roles and was appointed as an Assistant Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Lancaster continues to serve in leadership roles at Newton Wellesley Hospital including the Chief of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Director of Quality and Safety for Vascular Surgery and Cardiovascular Center, Co-Medical Director of the Vascular Laboratory, and Associate Director of the Elfers Cardiovascular Center. In addition to working as an ad hoc reviewer for medical publications, Dr. Lancaster is a member of many professional societies and serves on various committees in the medical field. Dr. Lancaster’s research interests include studying clinical outcomes and safety, and his clinical interests include all aspects of arterial and venous disease, with a particular focus on peripheral arterial disease, aneurysmal disease, carotid artery disease, superficial venous disease, central venous compression syndromes, as well as renal and mesenteric arterial disease.
Abhisekh (Abe) Mohapatra, MD, MS
In collaboration with Massachusetts General Hospital, Abhisekh Mohapatra is a Board-certified vascular surgeon with practices at Newton-Wellesley Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. After completing his undergraduate degree from the University of California, Berkeley, Dr. Mohapatra received his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University. He completed his specialized Vascular Surgery training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. After his training, Dr. Mohapatra became a member of the faculty in the Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He holds multiple education and leadership roles, including Medical Director of the Vein Center and Co-Medical Director of the Vascular Laboratory at NWH, Associate Program Director for the vascular surgery residency and fellowship programs at MGH, and Assistant Professor of Surgery and Associate Clerkship Director at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Mohapatra is also regionally and nationally recognized for his clinical research endeavors, with over 20 peer-reviewed publications, membership and committee service in multiple national societies, and oversight of clinical trials. Dr. Mohapatra is uniquely able to bring the excellence and expertise of Massachusetts General Hospital to patients of Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He provides the full spectrum of vascular surgery care to patients at NWH, ranging from medical treatment and minimally invasive procedures to complex surgery for advanced conditions. He is an expert in management of all arterial and venous problems but has a particular clinical focus on aneurysmal disease, carotid artery disease, and peripheral arterial disease.
Newton Wellesley Hospital
Elfers Cardiovascular Center, 2 West
2014 Washington St
Newton, MA 02462
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