Dr. Granke Named ‘Clinical Champion’

February 08, 2013

Kenneth Granke, MD, FACS, RVS, RPhS was selected as a ‘clinical champion/physician’ by the Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Michigan Cardiovascular Consortium/Vascular Interventions Collaborative. To receive this recognition, each surgeon is measured on a physician index that gauges his or her involvement in the consortium and their quality metrics.

Peripheral Vascular Intervention (PVI) Quality Improvement Initiative represents a regional study that looks at data to improve quality of care for patients with peripheral vascular disease.  Typically patients with vascular disease now can go through a less invasive procedure where a needle is passed through the skin into a blood vessel, rather than by using an ‘open’ approach where those vessels are exposed with the use of a scalpel.

Dr. Granke recently joined the Bronson Medical Group—Battle Creek Vascular Surgery practice, which includes Tarek El Shaarawy, MD and Melissa Barker, PA-C.  He provides a wide variety of care for aortic aneurysms and peripheral arterial disease, carotid stenosis, and advanced large- and small-vein disorders both with minimally invasive and standard open or even hybrid combinations of techniques to name a few.  

Dr. Granke is co-inventor of a patented bioactive stent technology for minimally invasive surgery, which earned him recognition in the first edition of Outstanding Scientists of the 21st Century.   He has also published more than 20 medical papers and book chapters in basic and advanced clinical vascular research, one of which was in The Journal of Vascular Surgery.

He is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine and completed his general surgery residency at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor.  He went on to receive a vascular fellowship at the Alton Ochsner Medical Foundation in New Orleans.  He has been chief of vascular surgery and director of the vascular lab at West Virginia University and chief of vascular surgery at the Detroit VA Medical Center.  He is board certified in general and in vascular surgeries and is one of the few board-certified physicians in hyperbaric medicine with extensive experience in simple and complex wound care.

Prior to joining Bronson Battle Creek, he served McLaren Central Michigan and the Mt. Pleasant community as medical director of peripheral vascular services and successfully established a complete vascular and endovascular offering to the area. Prior to that he was at Sparrow Hospital and Michigan State University Medical School in Lansing and Harper Hospital and Wayne State Medical School in Detroit over the past two decades. 

In addition to providing many academic community presentations, Dr. Granke has also served as an associate professor of surgery at Wayne State University Medical School teaching advanced surgical skills to students, residents, and fellows. Dr. Granke is a member of many professional medical and surgical societies, and is recognized in the Who’s Who in America and Guide to America’s Top Surgeons.

Dr. Granke is accepting new patients.  His office is located in the Medical Office Building at Bronson Battle Creek, 363 Fremont Street, Ste. 200.  (269) 245-8350.

Bronson Battle Creek is a 218-bed hospital that provides full outpatient and inpatient acute care including robotic surgery, diagnostics, and rehabilitation services; 100% all private rooms.  It also offers world-class diagnostic capabilities including PET/CT imaging, freestanding ‘open’ and traditional MRI, CT (16- and 64-slice), and 3.0 Tesla MRI.  Bronson Battle Creek has been recognized nationally as one of the safest hospitals, and has been a leader in the development of electronic health records as evidenced by multiple honors as one of America’s ‘most wired’ and ‘most wireless’ hospitals. The Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons recognizes the Bronson Battle Creek Cancer Care Center as a Comprehensive Community Cancer Program, and the only hospital in Michigan to receive the CoC’s Outstanding Achievement Award three times in a row. Specialty services include inpatient behavioral health, the county’s largest accredited sleep center, and a wound-healing center with hyperbaric oxygen therapy.  For nine years, Bronson Healthcare has been included on Working Mother magazine’s 100 Best Companies list as a leading family friendly employer.