Meet the Chief

John Rectenwald, M.D., M.S.
John Rectenwald, M.D., M.S.

John Rectenwald, M.D., M.S., Associate Professor, is Chief of the Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at UT Southwestern Medical Center.

He received his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia, in 1996. He then completed his general surgery residency at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, in 2003. During his general surgery residency he also completed a two-year NIH T-32 sponsored Research Fellowship in inflammation examining the inflammatory mechanisms of neointimal hyperplasia. He completed his vascular surgery fellowship at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan, in 2005.

Dr. Rectenwald’s clinical interests include care of patients with peripheral arterial disease, aneurysmal disease, carotid occlusive disease, venous disease, and inferior vena cava filters. He is also passionate about student, resident, and fellow medical education and training the next generation of surgeons and leaders in the field of vascular surgery.

Outside of the hospital, Dr. Rectenwald enjoys his family and all the outdoors have to offer. His favorite pastime is getting out of the city and getting lost in the woods with wife and children whenever he can.