Kenton L. Rommens

Vascular Surgeon

Department of Surgery, Division of Vascular Surgery

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Surgery

Vascular Surgeon

Calgary Aortic Clinic


University of Alberta, 2011

General Surgery

University of Calgary, 2016

Vascular Surgery

University of Calgary, 2018

Advanced Thoracic Aortic Surgery

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, 2019

Contact information


Office: 403.943.5507

Research and teaching

Clinical Research

  • Thoracoabdominal Aneurysm Repair
  • Spinal Cord Ischemia
  • Endovascular Aortic Arch Reconstruction
  • Vascular Surgery Quality Improvement
  • Congenital Aortopathy


Dr. Kenton Rommens obtained his MD at the University of Alberta and completed his General Surgery and Vascular Surgery training at the University of Calgary. He then completed an Advanced Thoracic Aortic Surgery and Structural Heart fellowship at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston with Drs. Hazim Safi and Anthony Estrera. This focused on open thoracoabdominal and aortic arch surgery as well as endovascular repair of the aortic arch. He returned to Calgary with the Division of Vascular Surgery in November 2019 and is excited to be a part of the multidisciplinary Calgary Thoracic Aortic Program. 


Wierstra, B., Au, S., Cantle, P., & Rommens, K. (2020). Arterial Placement of Central Venous Catheters: Beyond Prevention to Management. Canadian Journal of General Internal Medicine, 15(3), 45-48.

Rommens KL, Estrera AL. Contemporary Management of Aortic Arch Aneurysm. Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Winter;31(4):697-702. doi: 10.1053/j.semtcvs.2019.03.011. Epub 2019 Apr 11. PMID: 30980932.

Saqib NU, Ray HM, Al Rstum Z, Rommens KL, Safi HJ, Estrera AL. Endovascular Repair of Ruptured Ascending Aorta Secondary to Embolized Transcatheter Aortic Valve. Ann Thorac Surg. 2020 Mar;109(3):e187-e189. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2019.06.098. Epub 2019 Aug 24. PMID: 31454526.


HELIOS Scholarship, 2018 recipient, Cumming School of Medicine