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Charles Brantigan, MD, FACS, FCCP

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Charles Brantigan, MD, FACS, FCCP

Dr. Chuck BrantiganDr Chuck Brantigan began the practice of Vascular Surgery in 1976. He was associated with Dr Robert Sawyer when he entered practice. Dr David Roos, of thoracic outlet syndrome fame, was his mentor during the early days of his career and remains a good friend to this day. Dr Jon Senkowsky, currently in practice in the Dallas/ Fort Worth area joined the practice between 1990 and 1996. Drs Brantigan and Senkowksy then recruited other doctors and formed the Vascular Institute of the Rockies in 1996. Unfortunately the characteristics that differentiate an institute from a medical practice, such as continuing education programs, consistent care plans, research & publications eroded over time. These changes lead to a parting of the ways in 2003. Dr Brantigan's practice has continued with the same values that led to his recognition. He appreciates the role of the many people who have helped him along the way. He has maintained his dedication to personal service to patients and his clinical interest in the difficult challenges in vascular surgery. His dedication to community service and to the arts continues undiminished.

Dr Brantigan completed his medical education at the Johns Hopkins University and at the University of Colorado. He is board certified in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery and Surgical Critical Care with active certificates in each field. The diverse education and experience reflected in these certifications allow a creative and sometimes eclectic approach to clinical problem solving. Each clinical problem is looked at as an exercise in physiology tempered by the interests and desires of the patient.

Dr Brantigan has been an innovator and a leader in surgery in Denver. Pioneering efforts have shaped vascular surgery in Denver. He pioneered the use of the non-invasive vascular laboratory as a means of defining arterial and venous physiology. He was a pioneer in the use of nutritional support in Denver. He wrote the original software that allowed measurement of hemodynamic variables in the Presbyterian Hospital Intensive Care Unit. He served as President of the Rocky Mountain Traumatologic Society in 1988. He is an Associate Clinical Professor at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and served as the Acting Director of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Denver General Hospital in 1976 and as Chief of Surgery at Presbyterian St Luke's Medical Center from 1996-2002. He created the Denver Vascular Diagnostic Center. His research led to the establishment of the Denver Wound Care Center, which he served as co-medical director for ten years. He has received many professional recognitions. He is listed in the Marquis Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare, Who's Who in America and Who's Who in the West. He is listed in the Center for the Study of Services Guide to Top Doctors, Naifeh and Smith's The Best Doctors in America, and has been listed in 5280 Magazine Best Doctors in Denver. With a commitment to education, he has authored over 80 scientific manuscripts and lectures and mentors surgeons both in the United States and in Egypt.

Chuck and his wife, Kathy, both play tuba for the Denver Brass and are heavily involved in the community, to especially, land use planning, the arts, and historic preservation. They believe that they have been richly blessed in their professional and personal lives. As a result, they are driven to make their community a better place to live. They have received many awards for their work in the community including the prestigious Ann Love Award in Historic Preservation from Historic Denver in 2003.

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2003-2004 Dr. Charles Brantigan,  Vascular Surgery Practice
2253 Downing Street, Denver, CO 80205
303.830.8822 fax: 303.830.7068 or 800.992.4676  inquiries@drbrantigan.com

Last Updated: 07/17/2007