Ronald A. Kline M.D., FACS, FAHA-SC

Medical Director for Wound Care Carondelet St. Joseph Hospital – Tucson, AZ at Tucson Kindred Hospital Director – Southern Arizona Vascular Education Foundation

RONALD A. KLINE, M.D., FACS, FAHA-SC is Medical Director for Wound Care Carondelet St. Joseph Hospital – Tucson, AZ, Tucson Kindred Hospital and is Director – Southern Arizona Vascular Education Foundation.  Dr. Kline is a fellowship trained, board certified vascular surgeon.  He graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pittsburgh in 1983 and was named Natural Science Division Scholar that same year.  His surgical training was at Wayne State University, Detroit Michigan when he became an Associate Professor in Vascular Surgery.  He is a leader in the field of limb salvage surgery, a nationally recognized authority in complex wound care, researches in the fields of vascular disease and wound care, has been named one of the country’s top vascular surgeons by the Consumers Research Council of America, and has been named in the Who’s Who repeatedly since 1991.  He is the author of over 60 textbook chapters, research papers and educational videos.  Prior to moving to Tucson, with his wife and daughter in 2004, he was the Associate Professor of Vascular Surgery, Program Director for the Vascular Surgery Fellowship at Wayne State University, at the Detroit Medical Center, Detroit Michigan, and chief of staff at Southern Michigan Surgical Hospital. He continues to publish, especially in the field of complex wound care. He is the chairman of the Southwest Annual Wound Care Symposium held annually in Tucson, Arizona.  Dr. Kline continues to lecture locally and nationally in the areas of vascular surgery and wound care and is a leading authority in the world in the area of vertebral artery surgery and brain blood flow.  He is the director and founder of the S.A.V.E. Foundation (an organization which promotes education in vascular disease and wound care).