Larry Kraiss, M.D.

Larry Kraiss, M.D.

Scientific Advisory Board Member

Larry W Kraiss MD is Professor of Surgery in the Division of Vascular Surgery at the University of Utah.  He is a graduate of Vanguard University of Southern California (BA: Science-Chemistry) and Baylor College of Medicine (MD).  He took his general and vascular surgical training at the University of Washington in Seattle where he also spent three years in the vascular biology research laboratory of Dr. Alexander Clowes.  He joined the faculty at the University of Utah in 1995 where he established an NIH-funded research laboratory studying translational control in endothelial cells and was named vascular surgery division chief in 2003.  He was director of the vascular surgery fellowship program at the University of Utah from 2003-2012 and chief of vascular surgery from 2003-2018.  He maintains a broad-based vascular surgery practice at the University of Utah.  More recently, he has developed an academic interest in frailty and its role in pre-operative decision-making in vascular surgery. 

He is a regular reviewer for research proposals submitted to the NIH, NASA, and the Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS).  He has served as Chair of the SVS Research Council and Chair of the Arterial Quality Committee of the SVS Patient Safety Organization.  He is a past president of the Western Vascular Society.  He currently serves as Chair of the Governing Council of the SVS Patient Safety Organization.