Tampa Vascular Surgeon, Dr. Thomas Kerr has dedicated his life to the field of vascular surgery and the study of venous disorders in order to deliver the best results and care for his patients. He has improved the health and has saved the lives of thousands of patients suffering from venous insufficiency, peripheral arterial disease, carotid artery disease, aortic aneurysms and all other life-threatening vascular and arterial disorders. Dr. Kerr has performed every kind of vascular surgery ranging from simple varicose vein removal to complex emergency vascular surgery. Education & Training Vascular specialist, Dr. Kerr earned his medical degree from Temple University, and then completed his internship and general surgery residency at Temple University Hospital. Dr. Kerr became one of the acclaimed Kachelmacher Memorial Research Fellows, and studied under Dr. John J. Cranley, published original research and lectured on vascular topics. Dr. Kerr also completed a fellowship in vascular surgery at Good Samaritan Hospital, in Cincinnati. Then, after being awarded a traveling fellowship from the Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery, Dr. Kerr traveled to Europe to further his training with world-renowned vascular surgeons. Certifications & Expertise In addition to becoming a Board Certified Vascular Surgeon and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Dr. Kerr also became a board certified physician in vascular interpretation (RPVI). With so many certifications in his name, and after being one of the few vein doctors who have passed four separate board examinations, Dr. Kerr has become one of the top vascular surgeons in Spring Hill, Florida and in the Country. Dr. Kerr has authored multiple book chapters, has co-authored a book on vascular disease, and has had multiple peer-reviewed articles on venous disease published in respected medical journals. He is also a Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of South Florida. Awards & Memberships All his dedication and specialized studies of venous disorders has allowed him to become one of the first recipients of the American Venous Forum Research Foundation Award for Studies in Venous Diseases, and a recipient of the Taylor-Caswell Teaching Award from Temple University. After all his accomplishments and awards in the medical field, Dr. Kerr has earned the honor and prestige to be: Elected by peers to The Society of Vascular Surgeons A member of The Society of Clinical Vascular Surgeons A member of the American Association of Vascular Surgery One of a handful of members from the State of Florida in the American Venous Forum A member of the International Society of Endovascular Specialists After reading Dr. Kerr's career accomplishments, you probably already know that you can put all your trust in such an experienced and world-renowned vascular surgeon when it comes to your vein and arterial problems. To schedule a consultation with Board Certified Vascular Surgeon, Thomas Kerr, here at The Vein and Vascular Institute of Tampa Bay, give us a call at (813) 377-2773.
Our practice, unlike others in the Tampa area, has the ability to diagnose and treat the entire vascular system. This not only includes state of the art treatment of spider and varicose veins but other arterial or lymphatic diseases as well. We are the only practice in the Tampa Bay area that completely focuses on the vascular system as a whole instead of just one part. Unlike most practices, we are also uniquely trained and experienced to offer all forms of diagnosis and therapy. Our state-of-the-art Nationally Accredited Vascular Laboratory was built for the purpose of diagnosing and treating venous and arterial disease. It is one of only a few in the state that is a nationally accredited vascular laboratory. At the Vein and Vascular Institute of Tampa Bay we have the most advanced technologies available anywhere, such as the Philips EnVisor HD system for color duplex ultrasound which is used to accurately and painlessly detect and diagnose all venous and arterial diseases.
Dr. Kerr's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
Board certified in Critical Care Surgery, General Surgery and Vascular Surgery
No malpractice claims found
No sanctions found
No board actions found
Peripheral Vascular Surgery
Vascular & Interventional Radiologic Technology
Vascular & Interventional Radiology
Critical Care Surgery
Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
Why It Matters: Dr. Kerr's Board Certifications
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
Aortic Valve Disease
Atherosclerosis of Aorta
Brachial Plexus Palsy
Carotid Artery Disease
Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
Cerebral Vascular Disease
Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
Chronic Venous Embolism Thrombosis
Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome (MALS)
Mitral Valve Disease
Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities
Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
Peripheral Artery Disease
Peripheral Nerve Disorders
Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
Dialysis Access Procedures
Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
Embolectomy, Thrombectomy, or Vessel Exploration
Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
Endovascular Repair of Aorta
Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
Laser Vein Removal
Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
Minimally Invasive Surgery
Mitral Valve Surgery
Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
Peripheral Artery Bypass
Peripheral Artery Catheterization
Port Placements or Replacements
Removal of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
Revision of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
Varicose Vein Procedure
Varicose Vein Surgery
Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
Vascular Surgical Procedure
0 Malpractice Claims
No malpractice history found for Florida.
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No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
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If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor's board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
Undergraduate School | Graduated 1979
Temple University School of Medicine
Medical School | Graduated 1983
Temple University Hospital
Internship Hospital | Completed 1984
Good Samaritan Medical Center
Residency Hospital | Completed
Temple University Hospital
Residency Hospital | Completed 1988
Good Samaritan Hospital
Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1990
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Healthgrades Honor Roll
One of the first recipients of the American Venous Forum Research Foundation Award for Studies in Venous Diseases,
Recipient of the Taylor-Caswell Teaching Award from Temple University,
Media & Publications
Dr. Kerr has no media or publications listed.
Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
Memberships & Professional Affiliations
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