Timothy Kresowik, MD


Professor of Surgery  - Vascular Surgery

Contact Information

Primary Office: 1522 JCP
Iowa City, IA 52242
Phone: 319-356-7976



US Naval Academy
BS, Cellular Biology, University of Michigan
MD, University of Michigan
MS, Bioengineering, University of Michigan

Fellowship, Surgical Critical Care, University of Michigan Medical Center
Chief Resident, General Surgery, University of Michigan Medical Center
Fellowship, Peripheral Vascular Surgery, University of Michigan Medical Center

Licensure and Certifications

Board Certified, American Board of Surgery, Added qualifications in General Vascular Surgery
Iowa Medical License, Iowa Board of Medicine

Research Summary

My research activities are in the area of physician and hospital performance measures. My work dates back to 1993 and has involved a number of national performance measurement projects with the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) and the American Medical Association (AMA). Most recently I have been a facilitator/consultant for all the performance measurement workgroups of the AMA sponsored Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement (PCPI). This includes measures that have been developed in the following clinical areas; Adult Diabetes, Anesthesiology, Asthma, Atrial Fibrillation, Child and Adolescent Major Depressive Disorder, Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Chronic Stable Coronary Artery Disease (CAD), Community-acquired Bacterial Pneumonia, Emergency Medicine, End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD), Eye Care, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), Geriatrics, Heart Failure, Hematology, Hepatitis C, Hypertension, Major Depressive Disorder, Osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis, Otitis Externa / Otitis Media with Effusion, Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy, Pediatric Acute Gastroenteritis, Perioperative Care, Prenatal Care, Preventive Care and Screening, Prostate Cancer, Skin Cancer, Stroke and Stroke Rehabilitation. The measures currently proposed for the CMS Physician Voluntary Reporting Program (PVRP) are derived almost entirely from these measure sets. I am also the UIHC physician lead for implementation of the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) which is a risk adjusted surgical outcome measurement project. My future interest is in the development and testing of point of care standardized electronic data collection and decision support to facilitate performance measurement reporting and quality improvement. The goal would be to avoid the need for any retrospective data collection in addition to maximizing performance.

Selected Publications

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Kresowik T, Orion  K, Nicholson  R, Sharafuddin  , Corson  , Sharp  .  A natural history of aortic aneurysm hygroma. .  Journal of Vascular Surgery .  2011. 54:1478-80.

Kresowik T.  Colleagues and collegiality.  Iowa Med .  2011. 101:6.

Kresowik T, Sharafuddin  M, Hoballah  J, Nicholson  R, Sharp  W.  Combined direct repair and inline inflow stenting in the management of aortoiliac disease extending into the common femoral artery.  Vasc Endovascular Surg .  2011. 45:274-82.

Kresowik T.  Invited commentary on "Defining the type of surgeon volume that influences the outcomes for open abdominal aortic aneurysm repair.  Journal of Vascular Surgery .  2011. 54:1604.

Kresowik T.  The importance of physicians and philanthropy.  Iowa Med .  2011. 101:6.

Kresowik T, Adams H.  Cerebrovascular Disease Decision Making and Medical Management.  Elsevier.  2010. 

Kresowik T.  Commentary on "Managing patients with symptomatic coronary and carotid disease.  Perspect Vasc Surg Endovasc Ther .  2010. 22:77-8.

Kresowik T.  Focusing on what's best for patients.  Iowa Med .  2010. 100:6-7.

Kresowik T, Sharp  W, Sharafuddin  M, Hoballah  J, Nicholson  R.  Impact of aggressive endovascular recanalization techniques on success rate in chronic total arterial occlusions (CTOs).  Vasc Endovascular Surg .  2010. 44:460-7.

Kresowik T.  Meaningful misuse of electronic health records.  Iowa Med .  2010. 100:6.

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