Patrick Kelly, MD
Dr. Patrick Kelly, a board-certified surgeon at Sanford Health, is the innovator and founder of Sanford Vascular Innovations. After graduating with a civil engineering degree, he worked as a structural engineer before attending medical school at the University of South Dakota.
  • Medical Director of the Sanford Advanced Aortic Program, Sanford Vascular Services and the Sanford Wound Clinic
  • Pioneered several surgeries including the first complete endovascular aortic arch aneurysm repair in the world
  • Medical device inventor with over 125 issued or pending patents
  • Advises the FDA and the Society for Vascular Surgeons on clinical trials for complex aneurysm repair
  • Published a template to guide vascular surgeons through the process of applying for and conducting physician-sponsored investigational device studies
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