Suzanne Siefert Kool, MD| Vascular Surgery | MedStar Health

Suzanne Siefert Kool, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.8 out of 5 (330 reviews)

Specialities: Vascular Surgery

Languages: English

About me

Suzanne Kool, MD, is a vascular surgeon at MedStar Heart and Vascular Institute with office hours at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital, MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital, and MedStar Harbor Hospital. Dr. Kool specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of arterial and venous disease. This includes aortic aneurysms and dissections, carotid artery disease, peripheral vascular disease, limb salvage, and venous insufficiency. As a vascular surgeon, she uses medical treatments, endovascular or minimally invasive techniques, as well as open surgical techniques to manage and treat diseases of the vascular system.

Dr. Kool received her medical degree from the University of Virginia Medical School. She then completed a general surgery residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center, where she also completed an NIH-funded research fellowship in their Center for Vascular and Inflammatory Disease. Finally, she did a fellowship in vascular surgery at Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center before joining MedStar. Dr. Kool has published and presented nationally on vascular diseases.

Philosophy of Care
“My goal as a healthcare provider is to help choose the best treatment option for my patients. This involves collaborating with my patients by discussing and taking into account their treatment goals and overall goals for quality of life. I hope to give my patients as much information as they want or need in order for them to understand their diagnosis and treatment options, and to be able to make an informed decision.

“Communication is a vital element in the care of any patient, especially when a comprehensive approach is necessary. Vascular disease is usually not an isolated disease process. For this reason, I work closely with patients, referring physicians, and other team members to address any lifestyle habits or health conditions that may be related to the patient’s diagnosis.”

Clinical areas of focus

  • Carotid Stent
  • Inferior Vena Cava Filter Removal
  • Leg Pain
  • Peripheral Edema
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Aneurysm Of Artery Of Neck
  • Aneurysm Of Descending Aorta
  • Aneurysm Of Leg Artery
  • Aortic Ulcer
  • Aortoiliac Obstruction
  • Arterial Embolism
  • Arterial Thrombosis
  • Arteriovenous Fistula
  • Atheroembolism Of Lower Extremities
  • Atheroembolism Of Upper Extremities
  • Atherosclerosis Of Renal Artery
  • Atherosclerosis Of The Extremities
  • Carotid Aneurysm
  • Carotid Intimal Thickness
  • Carotid Stenosis
  • Claudication
  • Cold Sensitivity Hands
  • Complex Thoracoabdominal Aortic Disease
  • Critical Limb Ischemia
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis
  • Diabetic Foot Infection
  • Dissection Carotid Artery
  • Dissection Of Aorta
  • Dissection Of Vertebral Artery
  • Dissection Renal Artery
  • Gangrene
  • Iliac Aneurysm
  • Intestinal Artery Disease
  • IVC Occlusion
  • Leg Pain
  • Leg Ulcers
  • Leriche Syndrome
  • May Thurner Syndrome
  • Mesenteric Artery Disease
  • Paraganglioma
  • Pelvic Congestion Syndrome
  • Pelvic Varicose Veins
  • Peripheral Artery Disease
  • Peripheral Edema
  • Poor Circulation In Hands
  • Popliteal Artery Aneurysm
  • Postphlebitic Syndrome
  • Pseudoaneurysm
  • Renal Artery Stenosis
  • Ruptured Aneurysm
  • Spider Veins
  • Stent Thrombosis
  • Stricture Of Artery
  • Subclavian Steal Syndrome
  • Thoracoabdominal Aneurysm
  • Thrombophlebitis
  • Thrombotic Disorders
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Venous Stasis Disease
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Procedures I perform

  • Abdominal Aneurysm Repair
  • Abdominal Aorta PTA
  • Amputation Below The Knee Surgery
  • Amputation Of The Toe Surgery
  • Angiography
  • Aortic Angioplasty
  • Arterial Reconstruction Of The Lower Extremities
  • Arteriovenous Graft
  • Carotid Artery Angioplasty
  • Carotid Artery Ultrasound
  • Carotid Doppler
  • Carotid Endarterectomy
  • Carotid Stent
  • Catheter Ablation For Pelvic Congestion Syndrome
  • Celiac Artery Angiogram
  • Celiac Artery Bypass
  • Celiac Artery Embolization
  • Celiac Artery PTA
  • Celiac Artery Stenting
  • Common Carotid Artery Stenting
  • Diabetic Limb Salvage
  • Dialysis Access
  • Dialysis Catheter
  • Dialysis Graft Angioplasty
  • Endarterectomy
  • Endovascular Aneurysm Repair
  • Endovascular Femoral Artery Surgery
  • Endovascular Laser Atherectomy
  • Endovenous Laser Ablation Of Varicose Veins
  • Infected Graft Surgery
  • Inferior Vena Cava Filter Removal
  • Interruption Of Vena Cava
  • Ligation Of Internal Jugular Vein
  • Limb Salvage
  • Lower Extremity Angioplasty And Stenting
  • Lower Extremity Bypass
  • Open Aortic Surgery
  • Open Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair
  • Pediatric Vascular Surgery
  • Peripheral Artery Angioplasty
  • Radial Artery Access
  • Removal Of Infected Abdominal Graft
  • Renal Artery Stenting
  • Repair Of Carotid Subclavian Aneurysm
  • Sclerotherapy For Spider Veins
  • Sclerotherapy For Varicose Veins
  • SMA Angiogram
  • SMA Embolization
  • Superior Mesenteric Artery Bypass
  • Thoracic Outlet Decompression
  • Upper Extremity Angioplasty And Stenting
  • Varicose Vein Treatment
  • Vascular Access Device
  • Vascular Access Surgery
  • Vascular Stenting
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Practice locations

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1420 Key Highway
Floor 3
Baltimore, MD, 21230

410-554-2950

Fax 410-261-8226

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5601 Loch Raven Boulevard
Smyth Bldg Ste 303
Baltimore, MD, 21239

443-444-3431

Fax 443-444-3435

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3333 North Calvert Street
Suite 325
Baltimore, MD, 21218

410-554-2950

Fax 410-261-8226

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Insurance

MedStar Medical Group accepts most major health insurance plans. If you are uncertain as to whether your individual health insurance plan is accepted at MedStar Medical Group, please call your insurance company.

  • List of insurance plans we accept
    • Mamsi Life & Health (Indem./PPO)
    • OneNet PPO, Inc.
    • Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • M.D. IPA Preferred (POS)
    • M.D. IPA (HMO)
    • United Student Resources
    • United Healthcare Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO, GEHA, Compass Rose)
    • United Healthcare Choice Plus
    • United Healthcare Select Plus (POS)
    • United Healthcare Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • United Healthcare Core Essential (HMO)
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • United Healthcare Compass (HMO)
    • United Healthcare Navigate
    • Optimum Choice
    • Tricare for Life (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • Tricare Extra (Indemnity)
    • Tricare Standard
    • Tricare Prime
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • MedStar Select (MedStar Associates' Plan)
    • MedStar Medicare Choice
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • FIRST HEALTH
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • First Health PPO
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • CIGNA Indemnity
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA
    • CIGNA POS/Network POS
    • CIGNA HMO & Network (HMO)
    • POS OA & OA Plus
    • Network OA
    • CIGNA HMO Open Access (OA)
    • Choice Fund PPO
    • PPO and PPO Plus
    • CIGNA EPO
    • CFBCBS (NCA) Indemnity
    • CFBCBS Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • CFBSBC Blue Preferred PPO
    • CFBCBS Federal Employee Program (Std. & Basic PPO)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • CFBCBS BlueChoice HMO
    • Blue Choice Advantage & Healthy Blue (HMO, POS)
    • BlueChoice Open Access
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Open Access
    • Aetna Worker's Compensation Network
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • Aetna USAccess (POS)
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund) Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • Open EPO Plus
    • Opoen HMO Option
    • Open HMO
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA/HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • Open POS II
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • Aetna Innovations: HMO & EPO Plus
    • Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • Aetna HMO

Education

Board Certification: American Board of Surgery, Surgery

Board Certification: American Board of Surgery, Vascular Surgery

Fellowship Program: Ohio State University Medical Center (2017)

Residency Program: University of Maryland Medical Center (2015)

Medical School: University of Virginia School of Medicine (2008)

Ratings and reviews

  • Provider explained things understandably

    4.8
  • Provider listened carefully

    4.8
  • Provider knew medical history

    4.7
  • Provider showed respect

    4.8
  • Provider spent enough time with patient

    4.8
  • Nov 29, 2022

    Very informative

  • Nov 16, 2022

    Dr Kool is the best

  • Nov 15, 2022

    I like Dr Kool a lot!