Focus of Work
Dr. Kibbe’s clinical efforts focus on open and endovascular surgery, with a particular interest on carotid and peripheral arterial endovascular interventions. Her research interests focus on nitric oxide vascular biology. Specifically, she is studying how nitric oxide inhibits vascular smooth muscle cell proliferation by focusing on the role of nitric oxide in regulating the cell cycle, the ubiquitin-proteasome pathway, and apoptosis. She is also developing and testing nitric oxide-based pharmacological approaches to inhibit neointimal hyperplasia following vascular bypass grafting. Her hope is to have a positive effect on patency rates of both vein and prosthetic bypass conduits, thereby effecting millions of patients that undergo coronary artery or peripheral artery bypass procedures.[Shorten text]
Education and Certification
- MD: University of Chicago (1994)
- Residency: Univ. of Pittsburgh Medical Ctr. (Presbyterian) (2002)
- Fellowship: Northwestern University, McGaw Medical Center (Northwestern Memorial Hospital) (2003)
- Board Certification: Surgery, Vascular Surgery
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