Larry Kraiss, MD
#29 – 2015
Larry W Kraiss, MD is Professor and former Chief of the Division of Vascular Surgery at the University of Utah. He is a graduate of Vanguard University of Southern California (BA: Science-Chemistry) and Baylor College of Medicine (MD).
He took his general and vascular surgical training at the University of Washington in Seattle where he also spent three years in the vascular biology research laboratory of Dr. Alexander Clowes.
He joined the faculty at the University of Utah in 1995 where he established an NIH-funded research laboratory studying translational control in endothelial cells and was named vascular surgery division chief in 2003. He stepped down from that position in 2018.
He was director of the vascular surgery fellowship program at the University of Utah from 2003-2012. He maintains a broad-based vascular surgery practice at the University of Utah where he also maintains an active interest in frailty as it affects vascular surgical outcomes. Dr. Kraiss has twice received teaching awards from the University of Utah general surgery residents.
He was named the 1997 Wylie Scholar in Academic Vascular Surgery by the Pacific Vascular Research Foundation (now Vascular Cures) and received the 1999 von Liebig Mentored Clinical Scientist Development Award from the Lifeline Foundation (now SVS Foundation). He has been a regular reviewer for research proposals submitted to the NIH, NASA, SVS and Vascular Cures.
He has served as Chair of the SVS Research Council, the Quality Committee of the SVS Patient Safety Organization (PSO), the Governing Council of the SVS PSO as well as the SVS Quality Council. He is a past president of the Rocky Mountain Vascular Surgery Society and Western Vascular Society.
2015 Annual Meeting