Kwame S Amankwah, MD

Kwame S Amankwah, MD
Appointed 11/25/10
Women's Health Network
8801 Upstate University Hospital - Downtown Campus
750 East Adams Street
Syracuse, NY 13210

315 464-8272

Current Appointments

Hospital Campus

  • Downtown

Clinical Section Affiliations

  • Surgery: Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Services
  • Upstate Heart and Vascular Center: Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Services


Education & Fellowships

  • Fellowship: Texas Tech University ,University Medical Center, 2004, Endovascular and Interventional Radiology
  • Fellowship: Yale-New Haven Hospital, 2004, Vascular Surgery
  • Residency: SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn, 2002, Surgery
  • MD: Albany Medical College, NY, 1997, Medicine
  • MS: University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada, 1993, Anatomy and Cell Biology
  • BS: University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada, 1990, Human Biology

Clinical Interests

  • Endovascular therapies including Abdominal aortic aneurysms, carotid disease, aorto-iliac and infrainguinal disease, acute venous disease and dialysis access.

Specialties & Certification

  • Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery

Diseases & Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Amputation
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Arch Aneurysm
  • Blood Clots
  • Carotid Artery Aneurysm
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis
  • Diabetic Foot Complications
  • Diseases of the Thoracic Aorta
  • Leg Pain
  • Nervous System Vascular Lesions
  • Peripheral Artery Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Renal Failure
  • Stroke
  • Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
  • Varicose Veins


  • Adults


  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) Repair
  • Aneurysm - Aortic - Surgery
  • Aneurysm Surgery - Traditional Open Surgery
  • Angiogenesis
  • Angiography
  • Aortic Aneurysm Stenting
  • Aortic Dissection Treatment
  • Arch Aneurysm Treatment
  • Arterial Access
  • Atherosclerosis Atherectomy
  • Atherosclerosis Endarterectomy
  • Atherosclerosis Surgery
  • Bypass Surgery for Atherosclerosis
  • Bypass Surgery for Venous Disease
  • Cardiac Catheterization
  • Carotid Artery Aneurysm Surgery
  • Carotid Endarterectomy
  • Catheter Ablation
  • Central Arterial Access
  • Central Venous Access
  • Cerebral Angiography
  • Chemotherapy
  • Endovascular Aorta Treatment - Abdominal (TA-EVAR)
  • Endovascular Aorta Treatment - Thoracic
  • Endovenous Thermal Ablation
  • Hemodialysis and Home Peritoneal Dialysis
  • Minimally Invasive Bypass Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery
  • Non-Invasive Testing for Vascular Disease
  • Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)
  • Physical Examination for Heart & Vascular Disorders
  • Pulse Volume Recordings
  • Radial Artery and Saphenous Vein Harvesting
  • Reconstruction Graft Surgery
  • Surgery for Carotid Artery Aneurysm
  • Surgery for Subclavian Artery Aneurysm
  • Surgery for Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
  • Surgical Bypass for Visceral Ischemic Syndrome
  • Surgical Treatment of Vascular Lesions of the Nervous System
  • Thoracentesis
  • Tissue Plasminogen Activator Treatment (TPA )
  • Ultrasound Tests - Heart and Vascular
  • Varicose Vein Surgery
  • Vascular Ultrasound
  • Vein Ligation and Stripping
  • Vena Cava Filters
  • Visceral Arterial Reconstruction
  • Visceral Ischemic Endarterectomy

Current Hospital Privileges

  • Upstate University Hospital
  • Crouse Hospital
  • VA Medical Center
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Faculty Honors

Dr. Dennis Stelzner has been elected a Fellow in the American Association of Anatomists. He was presented with a citation and plaque at the annual meeting of the American Association of Anatomists during the FASEB meeting on April 12, 2011 in Washington, DC.

The citation reads:
Spinal cord injury (SCI) has been studied during his entire career using neuroanatomical and ultrastructural methods. He showed that the ability of nerve tracts to regenerate or grow around partial SCI during development is dependent on their maturation at the time of injury.

Differences were also found in the ability of frog optic and tectal efferent axons to regenerate through the same diencephalic injury. The intrinsic cellular response needed for CNS axons to regenerate is the focus of his present work on propriospinal neurons using "molecular neuroanatomy" to determine factors underlying a maximal regenerative response after spinal cord injury.