Dr. Kurt Wengerter attended Manhattan College, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Summa Cum Laude in 1972. He then attended the State University of New York, Downstate School of Medicine in Brooklyn, where he also graduated with honors. After completing a five year training program in General Surgery at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, Dr. Wengerter continued his education with a two year fellowship in Vascular Surgery at the same institution. In 1987, Dr. Wengerter joined the staff of the vascular surgery service at Montefiore, where he practiced for nine years. In 1994, he was appointed Chief of Vascular Surgery at the Hospital of The Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
To be closer to his home in Bergen County, he left the Bronx in 1996 to join Englewood Surgical Associates. Dr. Wengerter has presented at numerous national and international surgical meetings and has published articles relating to vascular surgery bypass techniques. He is a nationally recognized expert in vascular non-invasive testing and was Medical Director of the Vascular Laboratory at Englewood Hospital. He was among the first vascular specialists to treat arterial aneurysms by applying pressure using vascular laboratory instrumentation, thereby avoiding surgery. He is expert in small vessel arterial surgery as well as state-of-the-art vein surgery, including endoscopic vein ligation, Trivex vein removal, and outpatient endovenous ablation of varicose veins. He has dedicated himself to caring for complex healing problems at the Wound Care Center at Englewood Hospital and at our office site. Dr. Wengerter is the most experienced vascular specialist in Bergen County in the performance of minimally invasive vascular repair, including arterial balloon procedures, stents, and endovascular aneurysm treatment, and has had outstanding success with clot lysis techniques for blocked bypasses, arteries and vein thrombosis/phlebitis.
He has been a resident of Bergen County for more than 20 years, where he lives with his wife, Virginia and their four sons, who are currently surpassing their father academically and athletically.
Manhattan College, Bronx, NY, Bachelor of Science 1972
State University of New York (SUNY) Downstate Medical School, Brooklyn, New York, Doctor of Medicine
Surgery Internship, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY, 1980-1981
General Surgery Residency, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY, 1981-1984
Chief Residency in General Surgery, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY, 1984-1985
Fellowship in Vascular Surgery, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY, 1985-1987
Licensure and Certifications
American Board of Surgery, 1991
American Board of Surgery, Added Qualifications in General Vascular Surgery, 1991
The American Registry of Diagnostic Sonographers, Registered Vascular Technologist, 1991
New York Regional Vascular Society
Eastern Vascular Society
The New York Society for Cardiovascular Surgery
The International Society for Cardiovascular Surgery
Awards and Honors
Summa Cum Laude, Manhattan College
Phi Beta Kappa, Manhattan College
Summa Cum Laude, SUNY Downstate Medical School
Alpha Omega Alpha, SUNY Downstate Medical School
Attending Surgeon of the Year, Montefiore Medical Center, 1993
Associate Professor of Surgery, Chief of Vascular Surgery, Jack D. Weiler Hospital of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY, 1994-?
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Director of Diagnostic Vascular Laboratory, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY, 1987-1994
Englewood Hospital and Medical Center
Symposium Chairman of the Fourth Annual Symposium on Advances in Noninvasive Evaluation of Vascular Disease, 1993, The Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, New York, NY
Symposium Chairman of the Fifth Annual Symposium on The Advances in Diagnosis and evaluation of Vascular Disease, 1994, The Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, New York, NY
Symposium Chairman of the Sixth annual Symposium on the Advances in Diagnosis and Evaluation of Vascular Disease, 1995, The Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, New York, NY
Transplantation of Pediatric Donor Kidneys to Adult Recipients - Is There A Critical Donor Age? Nineteenth Annual Meeting, Association for Academic Surgery, Ohio, 1995
Critical Vein Diameter for Distal Arterial Reconstructions. Second Annual Vascular Surgery symposium, London, England, 1986