Dr. Thomas Kerr, MD

Dr. Thomas Kerr, MD

Vascular Surgery  |  
Male  |  
61 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Thomas Kerr, MD is a vascular surgery doctor who practices in Tampa, FL. He is 61 years old and has been practicing for 34 years. Read his story

Vein & Vascular Institute of Tampa Bay

2809 W Waters Ave

Tampa, FL 33614
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • AvMed
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Choice
  • EmblemHealth
  • Health Net
  • HealthPlus
  • HealthPlus Amerigroup
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey

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Top Care Areas


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Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
very high
more than 99% of peers
Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Varicose Vein Procedure
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Dr. Kerr's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Kerr "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. "


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Kerr "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."


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  • Vascular Surgery
  • Angiography
  • Endovascular Surgery
  • Interventional Radiology
  • Peripheral Vascular Surgery
  • Radiology
  • Thoracic Radiology
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Thoracoabdominal Surgery
  • Vascular & Interventional Radiologic Technology
  • Vascular & Interventional Radiology
  • Vascular Medicine
  • Vascular Radiology

Board Certifications

  • Critical Care Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
  • Vascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Aneurysm
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Arrhythmias
  • Artery Disorders
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis of Aorta
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Cancer
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Chronic Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Leg Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • 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 Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Artery Disease
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Septal Defect
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thrombosis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Venous Compression
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency


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  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Aneurysm Surgery
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
  • Arteriovenous Shunt Creation
  • Atherectomy
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Carotid Artery Stent Placement
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Carotid Surgery
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • 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
  • Lung Surgery
  • 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
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
  • Venous Sclerotherapy


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Temple University
    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.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Hospital Quality

2017 Five Star Recipient for Abdominal Aorta Repair

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Dr. Kerr's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kerr to family and friends
based on 62 total reviews (10 with comments)
Dr. Kerr Says:

With over 20 years in practice, at The Vein and Vascular Institute of Tampa Bay our primary goal and mission is to make sure that our patients are receiving the best possible care available anywhere.

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Dr. Kerr's Performance
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  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (10)
in Lutz, FL |
My experience with Dr. Kerr and the staff at the Lutz office has been very satisfying. I suffered with varicose veins for many years before I went to see Dr.Kerr. I am amazed at how much better my legs feel. The procedure is so quick and painless. I'm very happy!
in Tampa, FL |
I have been seeing Dr. Kerr for several years now for vein issues (lazy valves) in both of my legs and he has performed several procedures in both legs. Dr. Kerr is straight forward and doesn't beat around the bush, which I prefer in a physician. He and his staff are extremely professional and caring and I've been able to keep an active lifestyle because of them. I am still able to run and bike great distances. Thank you, Dr. Kerr.
Inverness, FL |
Because of his office staff I can no longer recommend Dr. Kerr.
in Tampa, FL |
My experience with Dr Kerr has been exceptional. I've had two vein ablation procedures at the Waters location. Dr. Kerr and his staff are always kind, very professional, and efficient. Dr. Kerr lets you know exactly what to expect and you are in and out and done. I highly recommend Dr Kerr, if you are in need of this procedure.
in Lutz, FL |
Dr. Kerr has a great disposition and is readily available to answer all my questions and concerns. He truly knows Veins! Wonderful staff. They were informative as well as courteous.
in Tampa, FL |
Dr. kerr was a good doctor. He treated me multiple times. Every visit I went he treated me with the best care. His employees make you feel good and they take care of you. The reason I haven 't gone back is because I got very feed up with myself. I have no complaint I iwould recommend him anytime. He is a very nice and sweet person.
in Brooksville, FL |
Dr Kerr is one of the most caring and skillful doctors that I have ever been treated by. He performed carotid artery surgery on me several years ago. What impressed me most, aside from his surgical skill, was that his care leading up to the surgery was magnificent. After monitoring the blockage for a couple of years, he finally advised that I have the surgery. There was always a feeling of his care and commitment to my well being. He never pressured me, but advised me with his concern for me.
in Tampa, FL |
Dr. Kerr is a great doctor with a great staff. They're very attentive and made me feel comfortable. They all talk you through everything during the procedure so you know what to expect. This is my second procedure due to bad leaky veins. My first leg is so much better!! No pain, itchiness or bulging and my bad diseased veins are gone. I am very pleased with the results.
in Tampa, FL |
My experience was exceptional. Dr Kerr was very kind and patient in answering all of my questions. All through the procedure he would ask if I was OK. I appreciated his concern for my well being. ......The staff was very efficient and courteous. I would, and have, recommended Dr Kerr to friends and family. If I need him in the future, I would feel very comfortable going to him again. Thank you Dr Kerr and staff for all you do the insure the health of many.
in Tampa, FL |
Dr. Kerr and his staff are the best of the best. My treatment was perfect and I am so happy with my results. I would and have recommended Dr. Kerr to my family/friends. Thank you so much Dr. Kerr!!
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Dr. Kerr accepts 30 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • AvMed
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna
  • Community Health Choice
  • EmblemHealth
  • Health Net
  • HealthPlus
  • HealthPlus Amerigroup
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • Husky Health
  • inHealth
  • INTotal Health
  • Medicaid
  • Midwest Health Plan
  • Molina Healthcare
  • Peach State Health Plan
  • PHCS
    PHCS Par-Multi Plan PPO
  • PHP-Physicians Health Plan
  • Preferred Health Systems
    Preferred Health Network
  • Simply Healthcare Plans
  • Staywell (Wellcare)
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
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  • Wellcare of Georgia

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Hospitals where Dr. Kerr has admitting privileges

Medical Center of Trinity
9330 State Rd 54
Trinity, FL 34655
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Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point
14000 Fivay Rd
Hudson, FL 34667
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Florida Hospital Carrollwood
7171 N Dale Mabry Hwy
Tampa, FL 33614
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Florida Hospital Tampa
3100 E Fletcher Ave
Tampa, FL 33613
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Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel
2600 Bruce B Downs Blvd
Wesley Chapel, FL 33544
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St. Joseph's Hospital
3001 W Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Tampa, FL 33607
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