Biography

S. Keisin Wang, MD, is a vascular surgeon and serves as assistant professor of vascular and endovascular surgery at McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). Dr. Wang’s clinical focus is on treating and managing aortic disease, peripheral vascular disease, carotid arterial disease, mesenteric disease, and dialysis access and management. He primarily operates out of Memorial Hermann Greater Heights and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Hospitals.

Wang has authored and co-authored over 70 journal articles and abstracts on vascular and endovascular surgery emphasizing complex aortic disease, limb ischemia, and carotid artery disease. He is the recipient of many academic awards, including one from the Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Medical Society and the Society of Vascular Surgery’s “Top Gun” Award. He has been recognized on many occasions for his work in research. Wang is an active member of the Society of Vascular Surgery, American College of Surgeons, Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery, and Association for Academic Surgery.

His main research interests include treating carotid artery disease, critical limb ischemia, and aortic aneurysms.

In his free time, Wang enjoys following college football and cheering for his favorite team, Penn State. He enjoys the local Houston food scene and spending time with his wife, two children, and the family’s two dogs.

Education

Medical Degree
University of Florida - Gainesville, FL
Research Fellowship in Vascular Surgery
Indiana University
Vascular Surgery Residency & Fellowship
Indiana University

Areas of Interest

Clinical Interests

Vascular and endovascular surgery with an emphasis on complex aortic disease, limb ischemia, and carotid artery disease.


Research Interests

Carotid artery disease, critical limb ischemia, and aortic aneurysms.

Publications

Publication Information

High-Impact Publications:

1. Wang SK, Murphy MP. “Immune Modulation as a Treatment for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms.” Circulation Research, 2018
2. Wang SK, Murphy MP. “Getting a ‘Leg Up’ on Cell Therapy for Critical Limb Ischemia.” Circulation Research, 2017
3. Akin D, Wang SK, Habibzadegah-Tari P, Law B, Ostrov D, Li, M, Yin XM, Kim, JS, Horenstein N, Dunn WA. “A Novel ATG4B Antagonist Inhibits Autophagy and has a Negative Impact on Osteosarcoma Tumors.” Autophagy, 2014

Peer Reviewed Publications

1. Uceda DE, Madison MK, Wang SK, Motaganahalli RL. “Bilateral Ilio-iliac Arteriovenous Fistulas Following Penetrating Trauma (In Preparation).” Vascular, 2021
2. Murphy MP, Ross CB, Sharafuddin MJ, Tzeng E, Laird JR, Kelso RL, Wilson MG, Wang SK, Kibbe MR (for the MOBILE Investigators). “Effect of Intramuscular Autologous Bone Marrow Cell Administration on Amputation-Free Survival in Patients with Critical Limb Ischemia: The MOBILE Randomized Clinical Trial (In Review).” Journal of Vascular Surgery, 2021
3. Motaganahalli A, Wang SK, Sawchuk AP. “Endovascular Repair of an Intrathoracic Subclavian Artery Aneurysm in a Patient with Dextrocardia.” Annals of Case Reports, 2021
4. Wang SK, Severance S, Troja W, Drucker NA, Gray BW, Rouse TM, Dalsing MC, Maijub JG. “Operative Traumatic Aortic Injuries at an Urban Pediatric Hospital.” The American Surgeon, 2020
5. Madison MK, Wang SK, King JR, Motaganahalli RL, Sawchuk AP. “Urgent Endovascular Repair of an Anterior Tibial Artery Aneurysm: Case Report and Literature Review.” Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, 2020
6. Liang TW, Wang SK, McAninch CM, Vu H, Dimusto PD, Acher CW, Timsina LR, Fajardo AC, Motaganahalli RL. “Association Between Body Mass Index and Perioperative Mortality after Repair of Ruptured Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms.” Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, 2020
7. Wang SK, Motaganahalli RL. “Anesthetic Considerations in TransCarotid Artery Stenting.” Seminars in Vascular Surgery, 2020.
8. Liao JL, Wang SK, Maijub JG, Gupta AK, Sawchuk AP, Motaganahalli RL, Murphy MP, Fajardo AC. “Perioperative and Long-term Results of Female Zenith Fenestrated Aortic Repair.” Annals of Vascular Surgery, 2020
9. Rishi MT, Maijub JG, Wang SK, Peshkepija A, King JR, Gupta AK, Fajardo AC, Motaganahalli RL. “Endovascular Therapy for Spontaneous Ilioiliac Arteriovenous Fistula Due to Iliac Aneurysm Rupture with Multiorgan Dysfunction.” Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, 2020
10. Wang SK, King AH, Kashyap VS, Foteh MI, Ambani RN, Fajardo AC, Apple JM, Maijub JG, Murphy MP, Motaganahalli RL. “Treatment of Carotid Restenosis after Endarterectomy or Transfemoral Stenting with TransCarotid Revascularization.” Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, 2020
11. Wang SK, Motaganahalli RL, Maijub JG, Sawchuk AP. “Treatment of a Traumatic Aortic Bifurcation Injury with an Iliac Branch Endoprosthesis.” Journal of Vascular Surgery: Cases and Innovative Techniques, 2020
12. Liao JL, Wang SK, Dalsing MC, Motaganahalli RL. “Complex Closure of a Traumatic Profunda Femoral Arteriovenous Fistula.” Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, 2020
13. Wang SK, Severance S, Westin GG, Maijub JG, Gupta AK, Sawchuk AS, Fajardo AC, Motaganahalli RL. “Perioperative and One-Year TransCarotid Revascularization Outcomes in Symptomatic Patients.” Journal of Vascular Surgery, 2020
14. Yee EJ, Wang SK, Timsina LR, Ruiz-Herrera S, Liao JL, Donde NN, Fajardo AC, Motaganahalli RL. “Propensity-Matched Analysis of Postprocedural and Midterm Outcomes of TransCarotid Artery Revascularization versus Carotid Endarterectomy.” Journal of Surgical Research, 2019
15. Kota AA, Wang SK, Leckie K, King JR, Maijub JG, Motaganahalli RL. “Left Colic Artery Aneurysm.” Journal of Vascular Surgery: Cases and Innovative Techniques, 2020
16. Drucker NA, Wang SK, Markel TA, Landman MP, Gray BW. “Practice Patterns in ECMO Cannulation: A Survey of the American Pediatric Surgical Association.” Journal of Pediatric Surgery, 2019
17. Drucker NA, Wang SK, Puzio T, Kim BJ, Goze K, Nakeeb A. “Emergent Pancreaticoduodenectomy for Duodenum to Superior Vein Fistulation.” The American Surgeon, 2019
18. Donde NN, Wang SK, Liao JL, Fajardo A, Hess PJ, Motaganahalli RL. “Novel Application of Transcarotid Artery Stenting with Dynamic Flow Reversal for Treatment of Symptomatic Tandem Carotid Artery Lesions via an Ascending Aorta to Common Carotid Artery Bypass Graft.” Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, 2019
19. Wang SK, Miladore JN, Drucker NA, Fajardo A, Lemmon GW, Dalsing MC, Murphy MP, Motaganahalli RL. “Procedural Complexity of TCAR is not Increased in Irradiated and Reoperative Necks.” Annals of Vascular Surgery, 2019
20. Wang SK, Miladore JN, Yee EJ, Liao JL, Donde NN, Motaganahalli RL. “Combined Transbrachial and Transfemoral Strategy to Deploy an Iliac Branch Endoprosthesis in the Setting of a Preexisting EVAR.” Journal of Vascular Surgery: Cases and Innovative Techniques, 2019
21. Drucker NA, Blaibel MF, Nagaraju S, Wang SK, Goggins W, Fajardo A. “Renal Autotransplant and Celiac Artery Bypass for Aneurysmal Degeneration Related to Neurofibromatosis Type 1.” Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, 2019
22. Ingram MD, Miladore JN, Gupta AK, Maijub JG, Wang SK, Fajardo A, Motaganahalli RL. “Spontaneous Iliac Vein Rupture due to MayThurner Syndrome and its Staged Management.” Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, 2019
23. Drucker NA, Wang SK, Newton C. “Pediatric Trauma-Related Coagulopathy: Balanced Resuscitation, Goal-Directed Therapy, and Viscoelastic Assays.” Seminars in Pediatric Surgery, 2019
24. Wang SK, Lemmon GW, Gupta AK, Dalsing MC, Sawchuk AP, Motaganahalli RL, Murphy MP, Fajardo A. “FEVAR-Induced Acute Kidney Injury Does Not Result in Chronic Renal Dysfunction.” Journal of Vascular Surgery, 2018
25. Wang SK, Green LA, Gutwein AR, Gupta AK, Babbey CM, Motaganahalli RL, Fajardo A, Murphy MP. “Osteopontin may be a Driver of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Formation.” Journal of Vascular Surgery Supplement: Vascular Science – A Glimpse into the Future, 2018
26. Wang SK, Lemmon GW, Gupta AK, Dalsing MC, Sawchuk AP, Motaganahalli RL, Murphy MP, Fajardo A. “Aggressive Surveillance is Needed to Detect Endoleaks and Junctional Separation Between Device Components after Zenith Fenestrated Aortic Reconstruction.” Annals of Vascular Surgery, 2018
27. Wang SK, Drucker NA, Raymond JL, Rouse TM, Fajardo A, Lemmon GW, Dalsing MC, Gray BW. “Long-Term Outcomes after Pediatric Peripheral Revascularization Secondary to Trauma at an Urban Level One Center.” Journal of Vascular Surgery, 2018
28. Wang SK, Fajardo A, Sawchuk AP, Lemmon GW, Dalsing MC, Gupta AK, Murphy MP, Motaganahalli RL. “Outcomes Associated with a TransCarotid Artery Revascularization-Centered (TCAR) Protocol in High-Risk Carotid Revascularizations using the ENROUTE Neuroprotection System.” Journal of Vascular Surgery, 2018
29. Wang SK, Xie J, Motaganahalli RL. “Endovascular Treatment of an Iatrogenic Superior Mesenteric Arteriovenous Fistula after Nissen Fundoplication.” Vessel Plus, 2018
30. Wang SK, Green LA, Gutwein AR, Kenyon B, Motaganahalli RL, Fajardo A, Gupta AK, Murphy MP. “Metformin does not Reduce Inflammation in Diabetics with AAA or at High Risk of AAA Formation.” Vascular, 2018
31. Wang SK, Fajardo A, Motaganahalli RL, Gupta AK. “Successful Treatment of an Infected Zenith Fenestrated Endograft Without Explantation.” Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, 2018
32. Wang SK, Drucker NA, Dalsing MC, Sawchuk AP, Gupta AK, Motaganahalli RL Murphy MP, Fajardo A. “Adjunctive Visceral Artery Chimney in Patients Undergoing Zenith Fenestrated Aortic Repair.” Journal of Vascular Surgery, 2018
33. Wang SK, Green LA, Gutwein AR, Drucker NA, Motaganahalli RL, Gupta AK, Fajardo A, Murphy MP. “Description of Human AAA by Cytokine and Immune Cell Aberrations Compared to Risk-Factor Matched Controls.” Surgery, 2018
34. Wang SK, King JR, Gutwein AR, Motaganahalli RL, Fajardo A, Lemmon GW. “Temporizing Amplatzer Closure of an Aortoenteric Fistula Associated with a Blind Aortic Stump via a Translumbar Approach.” Vessel Plus, 2018
35. Wang SK, Murphy MP. “Immune Modulation as a Treatment for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms.” Circulation Research, 2018
36. Wang SK, Drucker NA, Sawchuk AP, Lemmon GW, Dalsing MC, Motaganahalli RL, Murphy MP, Fajardo A. “Use of the Zenith Fenestrated Platform to Rescue Failing Endovascular and Open Aortic Reconstructions is Safe and Technically Feasible.” Journal of Vascular Surgery, 2018
37. Wang SK, Green LA, Gutwein AR, Drucker NA, Babbey CM, Gupta AK, Fajardo A, Motaganahalli RL, Wilson MG, Murphy MP. “Ethnic Minorities with Critical Limb Ischemia Derive Equal Amputation Risk Reduction from Autologous Cell Therapy Compared to Caucasians.” Journal of Vascular Surgery, 2018
38. Wang SK, Murphy MP, Gutwein AR, Drucker NA, Dalsing MC, Motaganahalli RL, Lemmon GW, Akingba AG. “Perioperative Outcomes are Adversely Affected by Poor Pretransfer Adherence to Acute Limb Ischemia Practice Guidelines.” Annals of Vascular Surgery, 2018
39. Wang SK, Gutwein AR, Gupta AK, Lemmon GW, Sawchuk AP, Motaganahalli RL, Murphy MP, Fajardo A. “Institutional Experience with the Zenith Fenestrated Aortic Stent Graft.” Journal of Vascular Surgery, 2018
40. Wang SK, Gutwein AR, Drucker NA, Murphy MP, Fajardo A, Dalsing MC, Motaganahalli RL, Lemmon GW. “Cryopreserved Homografts in Infected Infrainguinal Fields are Associated with Frequent Reinterventions and Poor Amputation Free Survival.” Annals of Vascular Surgery, 2018
41. Wang SK, Green LA, Gutwein AR, Gupta AK, Babbey CM, Motaganahalli RL, Fajardo A, Murphy MP. “Osteopontin may be a Driver of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Formation.” Journal of Vascular Surgery, 2018
42. Wang SK, Green LA, Drucker NA, Motaganahalli RL, Fajardo A, Murphy MP. “Rationale and Design of the CHAMP Trial Investigating the Therapeutic Mechanism of Mesenchymal Stromal Cells in the Treatment of Critical Limb Ischemia.” Journal of Vascular Surgery, 2018
43. Wang SK, Lemmon GW, Drucker NA, Motaganahalli RL, Dalsing MC, Gutwein AR, Gray BW, and Murphy MP. “Results of Nonoperative Management of Acute Limb Ischemia in Infants.” Journal of Vascular Surgery, 2017
44. Wang SK, Gutwein AR, Casciani T, Murphy MP, and Lemmon GW. “Staged Endovascular Repair of an Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Adjacent to a Chronic High Flow Iliocaval Traumatic Arteriovenous Fistula.” Journal of Vascular Surgery, 2017.
45. Wang SK, Green LA, Gutwein AR, Drucker NA, Motaganahalli RL, Fajardo A, Babbey CM, Murphy MP. “Rationale and Design of the ARREST Trial Investigating Mesenchymal Stem Cells in the Treatment of Small AAA.” Annals of Vascular Surgery, 2017
46. Wang SK, Motaganahalli RL, Fajardo A. “General Considerations for the Placement of Renal Stents.” CSurgery, 2017
47. Wang SK, Xie J, Green LA, McCready RA, Motaganahalli RL, Fajardo A, Babbey CM, Murphy MP. “TSG-6 is Highly Expressed in Human Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms.” Journal of Surgical Research, 2017
48. Wang SK, Murphy MP. “Getting a ‘Leg Up’ on Cell Therapy for Critical Limb Ischemia.” Circulation Research, 2017
49. Talukdar A, Wang SK, Czosnowski L, Mokraoui N, Fajardo A, Gupta AK, Dalsing MC, Motaganahalli RL. “Safety and Efficacy of Rivaroxaban Compared with Warfarin in Patients Undergoing Peripheral Arterial Procedures.” Journal of Vascular Surgery, 2017
50. Wang SK, Green LA, Motaganahalli RL, Wilson MG, Fajardo A, Murphy MP. “Rationale and Design of the MOBILE Trial Investigating Autologous Bone Marrow Cell Therapy for Critical Limb Ischemia.” Journal of Vascular Surgery, 2017
51. Wang SK, Drucker NA, Gupta AK, Marshalleck FE, Dalsing MC. “Diagnosis and Management of the Venous Malformations of KlippelTrenaunay Syndrome.” Journal of Vascular Surgery, 2017
52. Wang SK, Drucker NA, Motaganahalli RL, Gupta AK, Fajardo A. “An Update: Fenestrated Aortic Endografts in the Last 3 Years.” Current Surgery Reports, 2016
53. Wang SK, Scali ST, Feezor RJ, Huber TS, Martin TD, Klodell CT, Beaver TM, Beck AW. “Preoperative Prediction of Spinal Cord Ischemia after Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair.” Journal of Vascular Surgery, 2014
54. Akin D, Wang SK, Habibzadegah-Tari P, Law B, Ostrov D, Li, M, Yin XM, Kim, JS, Horenstein N, Dunn WA. “A Novel ATG4B Antagonist Inhibits Autophagy and Has a Negative Impact on Osteosarcoma Tumors.” Autophagy, 2014

Memberships & Honors

Memberships

Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
Association for Academic Surgery
Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery
Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Society
Midwest Society for Vascular Surgery
American College of Surgeons
Society of Vascular Surgery

Honors, Awards, Scholarships

Indiana University 39th Annual Resident Best Research Award 2019
Vascular Research Initiative Paul Dudley White International Scholar 2018
Indiana University J.K. Berman Research Award 2018
Indiana University 38th Annual Resident Best Research Award 2018
American College of Surgeons Leonard A. Ensminger Award 2018
Florida Vascular Foundation Scholarship 2018
Society of Clinical Vascular Surgery Top Gun Award 2018
Midwest Society of Vascular Surgery Charles C. Guthrie Basic Science Research Award 2017
International Aortic Summit Traveling Scholarship 2017
Indiana University 37th Annual Resident Best Research Award 2017
Society of Vascular Surgery Minority Scholarship 2014
Florida Vascular Society Next Generation Student Scholarship 2013
Society of Vascular Surgery Travel Scholarship 2013
University of Florida John Harrington Tanous Research Award 2012
University of Florida Edward F. Goljan Teaching Award 2012
University of Florida Lawrence M. Goodman Trust Research Fellowship 2011
University of Florida BS/MD Junior Honors Medical Program 2009
Wentworth Academic Scholarship 2008
University of Florida College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Academic Merit Scholarship 2008
HHMI Science for Life Undergraduate Research Award 2007
U.S. Army Research and Engineering Apprenticeship Program Scholarship 2007
State of Florida Bright Futures Scholarship