Robert Zwolak, MD, PhD, is the Chief of Surgical Services at the Manchester VA Medical Center in New Hampshire. He is also a Professor of Surgery (Vascular) at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College.

Zwolak has a special interest in healthcare policy issues and clinical outcomes science as they relate to vascular disease. He was instrumental in creating the Society for Vascular Surgery clinical outcomes data registry, formation of the professional society’s comparative effectiveness committee, and the introduction of a formal Patient Safety Organization.

Zwolak has previously held positions of leadership, including president of the Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS), governor of the American College of Surgeons, chair of the ACS Socioeconomic Issues Committee, president of the New England Society for Vascular Surgery, and member of the SVS Board of Directors. He served on the AMA/Specialty Society Relative Value Update Committee and on the CMS Ambulatory Payment Category Panel. He received a BS from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, a PhD in molecular biology and pathology and a MD from Albany Medical College.

Zwolak served on the Board of Governors from September 2010 to September 2022. He also served as a member of the Executive Committee, Science Oversight Committee, and Finance and Administration Committee.

Conflicts of Interest

As of January 30, 2022

Financial or Business Associations:

  • Veterans Administration Medical Center, Manchester, NH, Employer

Personal Associations:

  • American Medical Association, Committee or Work Group member
  • American College of Surgeons, Committee or Work Group member
  • Society for Vascular Surgery, Committee or Work Group member


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