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Christopher Smolock, MD


Christopher Smolock, MD

Appointed: 2012

Christopher Smolock, MD
Department: Vascular Surgery
Associate Staff
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code H32
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
Type of Doctor:
Adults Only

Biographical Sketch

Christopher J. Smolock, MD, is a vascular surgeon in the Department of Vascular Surgery in the Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute, practicing at Cleveland Clinic main campus and Fairview Hospital. Dr. Smolock’s interests include treatment of complex peripheral vascular disease, aneurysms and lower extremity arterial disease. He is board-certified in general surgery and board-eligible in vascular surgery.

Dr. Smolock was appointed to the Cleveland Clinic staff in 2012 following his completion of a two-year fellowship in vascular surgery at The Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas.  During his experience there, he received the prestigious Fellows Award from the Texas Society of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery.

Dr. Smolock earned his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA. He completed a surgical residency at the University of Rochester, Rochester, NY as well as a research fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia prior to his fellowship in Houston.

Dr. Smolock has published a number of articles in leading professional journals on the treatment of vascular disease, particularly on the management of lower extremity arterial disease. He has been an invited speaker at national professional meetings, including the Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery, the Peripheral Vascular Surgery Society, the American Venous Forum, Southern Association for Vascular Surgery and the American College of Surgeons.

He is a member of the Society for Vascular Surgery, Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery, the Peripheral Vascular Surgery Society, the Society for Vascular Medicine, the American Venous Forum, and the International Society of Endovascular Specialists.

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Methodist Hospital
Vascular Surgery
Houston, TX USA
Residency - University of Rochester Medical Center
General Surgery
Rochester, NY USA
Research Fellowship - University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
General Surgery / Surgical Research
Philadelphia, PA USA
Internship - Drexel University College of Medicine
General Surgery
Philadelphia, PA USA
Medical School - Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
Philadelphia, PA USA
Undergraduate - Villanova University
Villanova, PA USA


  • Surgery
  • Surgery- Vascular Surgery

Specialty Interests

Vascular and endovascular surgery

Treatment & Services

Specialty in Diseases and Conditions

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Languages Spoken

  • English