Christopher J. Smolock, MD, FACS, is a vascular surgeon in the Department of Vascular Surgery in the Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute at Cleveland Clinic. He practices at Cleveland Clinic’s main campus and at Fairview Hospital. Dr. Smolock is an Assistant Professor at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University. He is board-certified in vascular surgery and general surgery.
Specialty/Clinical interests: Carotid endarterectomy, carotid stenting, IVC filter removal, aortic aneurysms, aortic dissections, aortoiliac occlusive disease, mesenteric arterial disease, lower extremity arterial disease, open, minimally invasive and medical treatment options
Number of Procedures Performed: Dr. Smolock performs approximately 400 procedures each year.
Success Rates: Cleveland Clinic’s Vascular Surgeons are national and international leaders in treating patients with even the most complicated cases, using the most advanced techniques. Much of our experience is in reoperative surgery for patients whose original operations were performed elsewhere, and the department serves as a major referral center for these and other difficult cases throughout Ohio and the surrounding states. We have one of the largest post-graduate training programs in vascular surgery in the United States, and our academic work has been published in scientific journals throughout the world. Success rates for specific procedures are available at http://my.clevelandclinic.org/heart/about-heart-vascular-institute/treatment-outcomes.aspx
Education and Training: Dr. Smolock earned his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA. He completed a surgical residency at the University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, a research fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, and a fellowship in vascular surgery at The Methodist Hospital in Houston, TX. He was appointed to the Cleveland Clinic staff in 2012
Research, Publications and Speaking: Dr. Smolock has published numerous articles in leading medical journals about vascular disease treatment. He has been an invited speaker at national professional meetings, including the Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery, Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Society, American Venous Forum, Southern Association for Vascular Surgery and American College of Surgeons.
About Dr. Smolock: “Vascular disease affects the entire patient and person, not just one blood vessel or body part. I enjoy this specialty because I am able to treat a person with vascular disease medically or with a minimally invasive or surgical intervention. I am able to follow my patients’ progress and help maintain their vascular health over the course of a long-term relationship.”
Leisure time activities: In his leisure time, Dr. Smolock enjoys spending time with his family, cooking, dining and traveling.