Dr. Patrick Kelly, a board-certified surgeon at Sanford Health, is the innovator and founder of Sanford Vascular Innovations. After graduating with a civil engineering degree, he worked as a structural engineer before attending medical school at the University of South Dakota. Dr. Kelly is the Medical Director of the Sanford Advanced Aortic Program, Sanford Vascular Services and the Sanford Wound Clinic. He has pioneered several surgeries including the first complete endovascular aortic arch aneurysm repair in the world. He is a medical device inventor with over 180 issued or pending patents. Dr. Kelly advises the FDA and the Society for Vascular Surgeons on clinical trials for complex aneurysm repair. He has published a template to guide vascular surgeons through the process of applying for and conducting physician-sponsored investigational device studies.