Grant Fankhauser was born and raised in Wichita, Kansas and attended the University of Virginia for college. There he studied finance while completing his pre-medical requirements. He returned to Kansas to attend the University of Kansas for medical school where he began his research in surgery. Grant received his general surgery training at the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona, and continued research in plastic, general, and vascular surgery. He stayed at the Mayo Clinic to complete a fellowship in vascular surgery.
After completing his surgical training, Grant started his academic surgical career at the University of Texas Medical Branch, where he was appointed as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery. He continues research in vascular surgery and surgical education. After moving to Texas, Grant earned a Master of Business Administration at West Texas A&M University and is working toward a Master of Health Administration degree.
Grant's clinical practice includes vascular, general, trauma, and acute care surgery, although most of his time is spent in vascular surgery. His clinical interests include aortic and carotid surgery, endovascular surgery, venous disease, aneurysms, and arterial disease. He continues surgical research while teaching surgery residents and medical students.
When not working Grant enjoys traveling with his wife, Megan, and spending time with his English bulldog, Audrey. He plays golf and tennis in his free time and has recently started snow skiing.
University of Kansas School of Medicine - Kansas City, KS, MD, 2006
General Surgery, Mayo Clinic - Phoenix, AZ, 2007
General Surgery, Mayo Clinic - Phoenix, AZ, 2011
Vascural Surgery, Mayo Clinic - Phoenix, AZ, 2014
American Board of Surgery, General Surgery
American Board of Surgery, Vascular Surgery