Kenneth J. Kolbeck, M.D., PhD
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Dr. Kenneth J. Kolbeck, associate professor, joined the Dotter Institute
in August 2006. Undergraduate education took him from home in South Dakota
to the University of New Mexico where he received a BS in Chemistry and
Biology in 1991. A developing interest in biomedical research lead Kolbeck
to the Medical Scholars Program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
He received a PhD (1999) in Physical Chemistry for his research involving "Biomedical
Applications of Protein Microspheres." This work investigated targeted
delivery of drugs and imaging agents with protein microspheres measuring
1-10 microns in diameter. Kolbeck obtained his MD in 2000 before heading
to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in New Hampshire for a general surgery
internship. Moving to Philadelphia, Kolbeck completed his radiology residency
(2005) and interventional radiology fellowship (2006) at the Hospital
of the University of Pennsylvania. He was the recipient of the Roentgen
Ray Radiology Resident/Fellow Research Award (2005) and designated the
Constantine Cope-Cook Interventional Radiology Fellow (2005-6).
Kolbeck is interested in interventional oncology and the development
of intravascular/percutaneous therapies for regional control of malignancy.
He recently developed in vitro models for evaluating air emboli and retrieving
optional IVC filters with a retained clot burden. The goal of these models
is to optimize procedures for patient care to reduce the risk of air emboli
during central venous access and pulmonary emboli during retrieval of
optional IVC filters, respectively. Other interests include percutaneous
and endovascular treatments of endoleaks, fibroid and varicocele embolization,
as well as non-invasive vascular imaging using both magnetic resonance
angiography (MRA) and computed tomography angiography (CTA).
Outside of the hospital, Kolbeck enjoys many outdoor activities including
backpacking, hiking, fishing, and archery. He and his wife are looking
forward to exploring the Pacific Northwest.