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Ronald A. Kline, MD, FACS

Vascular Surgeon | Vascular Surgery

630 N Alvernon Way Tucson AZ, 85711
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Ronald A. Kline, MD, FACS is a fellowship-trained, board-certified vascular surgeon who is currently serving patients at Southwest Advanced Vascular Surgery & Integrated Wound Care in Tucson, Arizona. “Southwest Advanced Vascular Surgery & Integrated Wound Care is a state-of-the-art practice offering a wide range of vascular surgical care, vascular testing, advanced wound care, and outpatient interventional procedures,” as stated on the practice’s website. In addition to serving his patients at Southwest Advanced Vascular Surgery & Integrated Wound Care, Dr. Kline is affiliated with Northern Cochise Community Hospital in Willcox, Arizona. Among his academic titles, Dr. Kline is the Director and Founder of the S.A.V.E. Foundation – an organization which promotes education and research in the fields of vascular disease and wound care. Additionally, Dr. Kline is a leader in the field of salvage surgery, a nationally recognized authority on complex wound care, and a global authority in the area of vertebral artery surgery and brain blood flow. Furthermore, he has been named one of the country’s top vascular surgeons by the Consumers Research Council of America. A Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Dr. Kline is the author of over 60 textbook chapters, research papers, and educational videos. He continues to publish, especially in the field of complex wound care. Dr. Kline has held many positions throughout his career, including Assistant Professor of Surgery at Wayne State University School of Medicine from 1991 to 2004, Program Director of the Vascular Surgery Fellowship Program at Wayne State University from 2000 to 2003, Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of Arizona from 2005 to 2006, and Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Surgery at Midwestern University from 2012 to 2018. In regards to his education, Dr. Kline earned his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1983. He completed his internship, residency in general surgery, and fellowship in vascular surgery at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. In order to remain up to date in his field, he remains a professional member of the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care, the Society for Vascular Surgery, and the American Chemical Society. On a more personal note, when he is not working, Dr. Kline enjoys traveling, cooking, gardening, and digital photography.

Education and Training

University of Pittsburgh MD 1983

Board Certification

American Board of Surgery

Vascular Surgery (Surgery)

Provider Details

Male English

Areas of expertise and specialization

Cerebrovascular surgeryWound careLimb salvage surgeryVertebral artery surgery and brain blood flowVascular surgery

Faculty Titles & Positions

  • Vascular faculty National Center for Advanced Medical Education 1992 - 1998
  • Assistant Professor of Surgey Wayne State University School of Medicine 1991 - 1997
  • Associate Professor of Surgery Wayne State University School of Medicine 1997 - 2004
  • Program Director of Vascular Surgery Fellowship Harper University Hospital, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI 2000 - 2003
  • Assistant Clinical Professor Department of Surgery, University Arizona, Tucson, AZ 2005 - 2006
  • Assistant Clinical Professor Department of Surgery, Midwestern University, Glendale, AZ 2012 - 2018

Professional Memberships

  • Association for the Advancement of Wound Care  
  • American Chemical Society  

Charities and Philanthropic Endeavors

  • Southern Arizona Vascular Education Foundation
  • Southern Arizona Diaper Bank Foundation

Treatments

  • Complex vascular surgery of the arteries and veins of the body, especially of the head and neck and for limb salvage, minimally invasive vascular surgery, stent graft repair of aneurysms, endovascular treatment of blood vessels, usually as an out-patient, varicose vein treatments, treatment of blood clots, complex wound care, especially surgical treatment of osteomyelitis (bone infections)

Internships

  • Wayne State University

Fellowships

  • Wayne State University

Professional Society Memberships

  • American Chemical Society, Society for Vascular Surgery

Hobbies / Sports

  • Travel, Gardening

Favorite professional publications

  • Annals of Vascular Surgery - Journal

Ronald A. Kline, MD, FACS's Practice location

Carondelet St. Joseph’s Hospital

630 N Alvernon Way -
Tucson, AZ 85711
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Southwest Advanced Vascular Surgery

3900 E Broadway Blvd -
Tucson, AZ 85711
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Southwest Advanced Vascular Surgery & Integrated Wound Care: Kline Ronald A MD

901 W. Rex Allen Dr -
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Get to know Vascular Surgeon Dr. Ronald A. Kline, who serves patients in Tucson, Arizona.

Dr. Kline is a fellowship-trained, board-certified vascular surgeon who is currently serving patients at Southwest Advanced Vascular Surgery & Integrated Wound Care in Tucson, Arizona. Southwest Advanced Vascular Surgery & Integrated Wound Care is a state-of-the-art practice offering a wide range of vascular surgical care, vascular testing, advanced wound care, and outpatient interventional procedures. With 26 years of experience and publications, the practice is recognized as a leader in the field of wound care. 

Dr. Kline is also affiliated with Northern Cochise Community Hospital in Willcox, Arizona.

Dr. Kline is the Director and Founder of the S.A.V.E. Foundation – an organization which promotes education and research in the fields of vascular disease and wound care. 

Dr. Kline is a leader in the field of salvage surgery, a nationally recognized authority on complex wound care, and a global authority in the area of vertebral artery surgery and brain blood flow. He has been named one of the country’s top vascular surgeons by the Consumers Research Council of America. 

Dr. Kline is the author of over 60 textbook chapters, research papers, and educational videos. He continues to publish, especially in the field of complex wound care. 

Dr. Kline is Chairman of the Southwest Annual Wound Care Symposium, which has been held in Tucson, Arizona. He continues to lecture locally and nationally in the areas of vascular surgery and wound care. 

Dr. Kline has held many positions throughout his career, including Assistant Professor of Surgery at Wayne State University School of Medicine (1991 – 2004), Program Director of the Vascular Surgery Fellowship Program at Wayne State University (2000-2003), Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of Arizona (2005-2006), and Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Surgery at Midwestern University (2012-2018).

Dr. Kline is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS). He is also a member of the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care, the Society for Vascular Surgery, and the American Chemical Society.

Dr. Kline received his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1983. He completed his internship, residency in general surgery, and fellowship in vascular surgery at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. 

Dr. Kline is board-certified in vascular surgery by the American Board of Surgery (ABS). The ABS is an independent, non-profit organization located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, founded for the purpose of certifying surgeons who have met a defined standard of education, training, and knowledge.

Vascular surgery is a surgical subspecialty in which diseases of the vascular system, or arteries, veins and lymphatic circulation, are managed by medical therapy, minimally-invasive catheter procedures, and surgical reconstruction. A vascular surgeon diagnoses, treats, and manages conditions in the arteries and veins, also called the blood vessels. These specialists treat a range of health problems, from spider and varicose veins to life-threatening aneurysms, and can help patients manage chronic conditions throughout their lives. 

In his spare time, Dr. Kline enjoys traveling, cooking, gardening, and digital photography.

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