Scott Golarz was born in East Chicago Indiana to Dr. and Mrs. Raymond and Marion Golarz. His parents were both employed in Education, his father being a school superintend and his mother being a teacher. Both were among the first in their families to obtain college educations’ and they instilled a healthy and lasting respect for education and training in their son.
After High School he attended Northwestern University where he was awarded a full scholarship playing football. He graduated in 1993 with a degree in Communications. After three years of post-graduate study in chemistry, he was accepted back into Northwestern, this time to the the Feinberg School of Medicine where he graduated with his MD in 2000.
From here began his service in the United States Army. His life, like so many others, was irrevocably changed on September 11, 2001 when he cared for both soldiers and civilians injured in the initial attack on the Pentagon. From that time, he had the honor of caring for soldiers, airmen, and marines returning from wars in both Afghanistan and Iraq.
In 2006 he graduated from Walter Reed Army Medical Center and earned his board certification in General Surgery. He was posted for one year at Fort Knox and served as the post general surgeon before beginning his Vascular Surgery training in 2007 at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas Texas. On graduation from Baylor, he gained his board certification in Vascular Surgery and was posted to Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu Hawaii where he eventually served as chief of Vascular Surgery and Surgical Sub Specialty Services.
During this posting, he had the privilege to care directly for the US and Iraq forces while serving as theater vascular consultant at Sather Air Base in Iraq. He was awarded the Bronze star for his efforts while serving in this capacity. In 2015 he resigned his rank of lieutenant colonel and was discharged honorably from the Army.
Dr. Golarz has always had a strong connection to Philadelphia and was hired as an assistant professor of clinical surgery at Temple University Medical Center. Eventually he was able to build a center for the treatment of Thoracic Outlet Syndrome and was promoted to Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery. Perhaps most importantly, he met and married Bernadette Golarz, a Doctor of Nursing and Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist and, with his two sons Thomas and Tyler, he now resides in Philadelphia.
Dr. Golarz is an expert in complex endovascular surgery, dialysis access, aortic endo-grafting, thoracic endo-grafting and limb salvage bypass. Additionally, he has a special interest in treating Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, on which he has numerous publications and presentations on/ both the local and national level.
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