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Kenneth  J.  Cherry,  MD

Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

Contact Information

Address: P.O. Box 800679, Charlottesville, VA, 22908-0709
Phone: 434.243.7052 Fax: 434.982.3885

Training & Certification


Surgery, University of Virginia


Vascular Surgery, University of California, San Francisco

  • Vascular Surgery, 1983, 1993

Clinical Practice

Conditions Treated:

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Aortitis (Mycotic), Arch Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm, Arterial Dissections, Arteritis (Inflammatory), Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT), Descending Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm, Effort Vein Thrombosis, Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, External Iliac Arteriopathy, Femoral Aneurysm, Fibromuscular Dysplasia, Iliac Aneurysm, Infected Aortic Grafts, Innominate Artery Disease, Lymphedema, Marfan Syndrome, May-Thurner Syndrome, Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome, Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD), Popliteal Aneurysm, Popliteal Entrapment, Subclavian (Steal) Artery Disease, Suprarenal aneurysm, Takayasu’s Arteritis, Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm, Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Traumatic Aortic Injury, Varicose Veins, Vascular Malformations, Vasculitis, Venous Insufficiency, Visceral (Mesenteric) Arterial Disease

Research Interest:

Great vessel surgery, aortic surgery, mesenteric and visceral artery reconstructions, aortic infections, carotid surgery



Kenneth Cherry, M.D., is board certified in vascular surgery and the Edwin P. Lehman professor of surgery. Dr. Cherry was on the staff of the Mayo Clinic for 22 years and served as program director and chair of the Division of Vascular Surgery before returning in 2004 to the University of Virginia, where he received his medical degree and served as a general surgical resident. Dr. Cherry was also an endovascular surgery fellow at the Cleveland Clinic in 2004.

He has been chosen as one of America’s Top Doctors® and one of the Best Doctors in America®, and has written more than 250 articles. His primary interests are complex aortic and aortic branch surgeries for a variety of conditions, including thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms; suprarenal aneurysms; type B dissections; diseases of the mesenteric, carotid and subclavian arteries; aortic graft infections; thoracic outlet syndrome; and arterial disease in athletes. He performs both open and endovascular surgical procedures.

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