W. Andrew Oldenburg, MD, FACS is a graduate of Dartmouth College undergraduate school and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He completed his General Surgical Internship/Residency and Vascular Fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. He has further expanded his vascular skills by performing an Endovascular Fellowship Program at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio.
Dr. Oldenburg has been on staff at the Mayo Clinic in Florida since 1986. He started the Section of Vascular Surgery and is currently the Chair of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery. He has reached the academic rank of Associate Professor of Surgery. He previously has been the Chair of Surgical Quality at Mayo Clinic Florida. He has been President of the Florida Vascular Surgery Society. His vascular surgical interests include carotid occlusive disease, aortic aneurysmal disease, mesenteric occlusive disease, and lower extremity occlusive disease. He has authored over 60 peer reviewed papers and 10 book chapters.
Over the last 8 years, Dr. Oldenburg has also been interested in enhancing communication in the medical workplace. He currently is the Chair of the Communication in Healthcare Faculty at Mayo Clinic Florida.
He has been actively involved in teaching communication and teamwork courses to physicians and paramedical staff at the Mayo Clinic in Florida. He has also been involved with rolling out a “Train-the-Trainer” Communication Course to other hospital systems including the Navy, Baptist Medical Center, St. Vincent’s Medical Center, and Nemours Children Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida as well as Mission Health System in Asheville, NC. and Via Christi Medical System in Wichita, KS.
Dr. Oldenburg’s other pursuits include tennis where he had the longest winning streak in Dartmouth College history and was elected on the “All Ivy” Team for 4 years. Now that his knees has gotten the best of him, he enjoys golf, swimming, and woodworking, and would be lost without his wife and 5 children.