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Ronald Kline, MD, to Lead New Vascular Surgery Clinic at St. Claire HealthCare

Ronald Kline, MD, to Lead New Vascular Surgery Clinic at St. Claire HealthCare

St. Claire HealthCare is thrilled to announce the launch of its new Vascular Surgery Clinic in Morehead. The addition of this new service line reflects SCH’s unwavering commitment to advancing patient care and addressing the growing needs of the communities it serves.

Vascular diseases and conditions can significantly impact the quality of life for patients, leading to severe complications if left untreated. Ronald Kline, MD, a highly skilled vascular surgeon has joined the SCH medical staff and has created a team of healthcare professionals to meet the needs of patients suffering from vascular disease.

Dr. Kline, a fellowship-trained, board certified vascular surgeon, is renowned for his expertise in diagnosing and treating a wide range of vascular disorders. He is a leader in the field of limb salvage surgery, a nationally recognized authority in complex wound care, and a leading authority in the world in vertebral artery surgery and brain blood flow.

Dr. Kline earned his medical degree from the University of Pittsburg School of Medicine (Pittsburg, Pennsylvania) and completed his general surgery residency at Wayne State University’s Department of Surgery (Detroit, Michigan) where he served as chief surgery resident. He also received microvascular training at the University of Louisville and was a Vascular Research Fellow at Harper Hospital’s Division of Vascular Surgery (Detroit) and a Stroke Fellow with Harper’s Acute Stroke Unit.

Prior to nearly 20 years in private practice in Tuscon, Arizona, Dr. Kline was an Associate Professor of Vascular Surgery and the Program Director for the Vascular Surgery Fellowship for Wayne State University at the Detroit Medical Center. He has also served as Chief of Staff at Southern Michigan Surgical Hospital.

Dr. Kline is the director and founder of the S.A.V.E. Foundation (an organization that promotes education and research in the fields of vascular disease and wound care) and has been named one of the country’s top vascular surgeons by the Consumers Research Council of America. He is the author of over 60 textbook chapters, research papers, and educational videos and continues to publish, especially in the field of complex wound care as well as lecturing nationally in the areas of vascular surgery and wound care.

Through state-of-the-art technologies and advanced medical techniques, Dr. Kline and SCH’s vascular surgery team aims to provide cutting-edge treatments for conditions such as peripheral artery disease, aortic aneurysms, varicose veins, and more. The new service line encompasses a wide array of specialized procedures designed to ensure precise and personalized care for each patient. The clinic offers a wide range of vascular surgical care, vascular testing, advanced wound care, and outpatient interventional procedures as well as treatment of venous disease which can manifest itself as edema, varicose veins, and even open wounds.

"At St. Claire HealthCare, we are continuously looking to enhance our healthcare offerings to meet the needs of those we serve," said Donald H. Lloyd, II, SCH President/CEO. "The introduction of this new vascular surgery clinic is a significant step in fulfilling that commitment, as we bring advanced vascular care to our community."

If you suffer from ulcerations, leg swelling, muscle cramps at night, skin discoloration, restless leg syndrome, painful or burning varicose veins, or itchy veins, talk with your primary care physician about a referral to see Dr. Kline.

SCH’s Vascular Surgery Clinic is located on the 3rd floor of the St. Claire Medical Pavilion at 245 Flemingsburg Rd., in Morehead. For more information, please visit or call 606.780.5533.