CHARLOTTE, N.C., June 15, 2018 – Novant Health is pleased to welcome Dr.
Rebecca Kelso, vascular surgeon, to Novant Health Heart and Vascular Institute in
Charlotte. The clinic, located at 301 Hawthorne Lane, Suite 200, is open Monday
through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
is a native of Waxhaw, North Carolina, and was born at Novant Health
Presbyterian Medical Center in Charlotte. She received her undergraduate degree
in chemistry from Wheaton College in
Wheaton, Illinois, and went on to pursue a medical degree from the University
of North Carolina School of Medicine at Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Kelso
completed a residency in general surgery and a fellowship in vascular surgery and
is skilled in the treatment of peripheral vascular disease, including
endovascular therapy and urgent surgery.
joining Novant Health, Kelso was a vascular surgeon at the Cleveland Clinic in
Cleveland. She was also an assistant professor at Cleveland Clinic Lerner
College of Medicine, where she was actively involved in trainee education for
10 years. She served as the assistant program director for the vascular surgery
residency program from 2013 until 2018, when she joined Novant Health. While
her treatment of vascular disease is focused on vascular surgery, Kelso enjoys
the long-term relationship that is unique to vascular surgery.
surgery is the surgical management of the body’s circulatory system (arteries
and veins). Artery diseases that may require a vascular surgeon include
patients who have a dilation of a blood vessel (aneurysm) or various blockages,
such as peripheral artery disease, stroke from carotid artery disease or
intestinal ischemia. Vein diseases include varicose veins and the formation of
a blood clot, also called deep vein thrombosis.
Kelso has interest in complex aortic pathology, which
refers to diseases that are often under-diagnosed or under-treated. Early symptoms
of many aortic diseases can be subtle and hard to detect, diagnose and treat.
When the disease is recognized early, more treatment options are available,
providing the best outcome for the patient. In all areas of vascular disease,
Kelso provides expert minimally invasive and medical treatment options.
Outside of work, Kelso enjoys
spending time with her family, being outside, traveling and music.
more information or to make an appointment, call 704-316-5100.