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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Surgeon appointed to lead Vascular Services at Franciscan St. Francis Health

INDIANAPOLIS – Charles Kiell, MD, FACS, has been named medical director of Vascular Services at Franciscan St. Francis Health.
 As a renowned vascular surgeon, Kiell comes to Franciscan St. Francis Health and Cardiac Surgery Associates (CSA) from the Hickory Surgical Clinic in North Carolina. He served as vice president of the Hickory Surgical Clinic and medical director of the Vascular Center, Vein and Wound Center and Diabetic Foot Program at Frye Regional Medical Center. 

“With Dr. Kiell’s experience and leadership, our vascular team will streamline patient care and provide a multidisciplinary vascular center of excellence that focuses on outstanding outcomes through innovation, quality, performance and best practices,” said Robert J. Brody, CEO and president of Franciscan St. Francis Health. “We welcome his expertise and leadership. He and our dedicated vascular team will work collaboratively to provide world-class care – and a better quality of life to vascular patients.”

Kiell has performed more than 10,000 complex vascular surgeries during his career. He has expertise in minimally invasive endovascular surgery for the management of aortic aneurysms (including treatment for thoracic aortic aneurysms), lower extremity peripheral arterial disease, carotid disease and venous disease (endovenous laser and radiofrequency ablation).

He also specializes in open surgical interventions for stroke prevention (carotid endarterectomy), aortic aneurysms, limb salvage and dialysis access.

“Dr. Kiell brings more than 20 years of experience as a highly respected surgeon and accomplished health care leader,” said Marc Gerdisch, MD, chief of cardiovascular and thoracic surgery at Franciscan St. Francis Heart Center. “With the sophisticated technology available at Franciscan St. Francis Health – integrating Dr. Kiell’s expertise with that of our outstanding cardiologists and interventional radiologists – we provide patients the complete spectrum of care. His skill, vision and commitment to excellence make him an ideal addition to the vascular team.”

Kiell received his medical degree from New Jersey Medical School in 1985. He then completed his residency training in general surgery at Michael Reese Hospital and his fellowship in vascular surgery at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit.

Throughout his career he has received numerous awards and honors as a leader and innovator in vascular surgery. Kiell was first in western North Carolina to develop an endovascular repair program for abdominal and thoracic aortic aneurysms. He has been invited to present his work in various national and regional meetings, including the annual meetings for the American College of Surgeons, Southern Association for Vascular Surgery, Southern Surgical Association and Wake Forest School of Medicine.

He has published a number of articles in peer-reviewed journals, including the Journal of Vascular Surgery, and serves as a reviewer for a number of peer-reviewed journals.

He is board certified in vascular surgery and general surgery. Kiell’s office and the accredited Franciscan St. Francis Health Vascular Laboratory are located at 5255 Stop 11 Road, Suite 200. The phone number is 317-851-2331.