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
- FellowshipDartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (2012)
- Internship and ResidencyThe Johns Hopkins Hospital (2010)
- MPAPrinceton University, International Relations (2008)
- MDHarvard Medical School (2002)
- MPhilUniversity of Dublin - Trinity College, Medieval History (1998)
- BSUniversity of Wisconsin - Madison, Biochemistry / Molecular Biology (1997)
- Board CertificationAB of Surgery, Vascular Surgery (2014)
- Board CertificationAB of Surgery, Surgery General (2010)