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David P. Kuwayama

MD, MPA, MPhil
Associate Professor of Surgery ( Vascular); Director of Aortic Surgery, Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy

Contact Information

David P. Kuwayama, MD, MPA, MPhil

Patient Care Location

Mailing Address

  • Yale School of Medicine

    330 Cedar Street, Boardman 204

    New Haven, CT 06511

    United States



Dr. David Kuwayama is Director of Aortic Surgery in the Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy. He is distinguished nationally for his expertise in novel and minimally invasive treatment options for aortic aneurysms and dissections.

“It is an honor to work with the exceptional team of scientists and clinicians at Yale in our effort to provide the highest-quality care to aortic patients,” said Dr. Kuwayama.

In his leadership role at Yale, Dr. Kuwayama partners with faculty and clinical staff across the vascular and cardiac surgery specialties, overseeing the quality, safety and patient experience of complex, multidisciplinary aortic procedures.

He is lead or senior author of numerous peer-reviewed publications and has authored three book chapters on aortic pathology. He has been Investigator in seven industry-sponsored aortic device trials, and is the Sponsor-Investigator of an FDA-approved Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) for physician-modified fenestrated-branched endovascular repair of thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms.

A graduate of Harvard Medical School, Dr. Kuwayama completed his residency in General Surgery at the Johns Hopkins Hospital and a fellowship in Vascular Surgery at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. A humanitarian, he has worked extensively with Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders in sub-Saharan Africa and the Caribbean, and holds a Master in Public Affairs from Princeton University.

Education & Training

  • Fellowship
    Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (2012)
  • Internship and Residency
    The Johns Hopkins Hospital (2010)
  • MPA
    Princeton University, International Relations (2008)
  • MD
    Harvard Medical School (2002)
  • MPhil
    University of Dublin - Trinity College, Medieval History (1998)
  • BS
    University of Wisconsin - Madison, Biochemistry / Molecular Biology (1997)


  • Board Certification
    AB of Surgery, Vascular Surgery (2014)

Departments & Organizations