Laurie M. Kuestner M.D.

Laurie  M. Kuestner M.D. Vascular Surgeon

Vascular Surgeon


Dr. Laurie Kuestner, a vascular surgeon and marathon runner, specializes in the care and treatment of the body's circulatory system.

Dr. Kuestner, a native of Philadelphia, holds an undergraduate degree from the Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne and a medical degree from the University of South Florida College of Medicine in Tampa. She then completed a surgical internship and residency at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston, and a vascular surgery fellowship at the University of California - San Francisco.

Dr. Kuestner's academic training was followed by a surgical teaching appointment at the Harvard Medical School, where she also supervised the training of residents at two Boston-area hospitals. She joined Iowa Heart Center in 1996.

Dr. Kuestner is board certified in vascular surgery. She operates at Mercy Medical Center - Des Moines.