The Division works continually to improve quality of life for patients with vascular diseases. We are privileged to work with an outstanding team of faculty and community vascular specialists, cardiologists and cardiac surgeons, radiologists, podiatrists, rehabilitation specialists, basic scientists, engineers and computer scientists. Our ongoing collaborations have promoted remarkable academic and clinical productivity involving new and dramatically improved techniques for the diagnosis and treatment of vascular disease, gaining the Division international recognition as a Vascular Center of Excellence.
The faculty is distinguished by expertise in many aspects of vascular disease management, but perhaps none more so than aortic aneurysm disease. Stanford Vascular Surgeons are recognized around the world as leaders in aortic aneurysm treatment and research.
We are excited to announce that per the June 2018 business meeting of the Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS), Dr. Ron Dalman was elected Society Vice President for the 2018-2019 academic year. SVS bylaws state that, in sequential years the Vice President accedes to the positions of President-Elect, and then President. Thus, Dr. Dalman will serve as SVS President during the 2020-2021 academic year. In his future role as SVS President, Dr. Dalman will be preceded by emeritus Stanford Vascular Surgery faculty Drs. Thomas J. Fogarty (1995) and Christopher K. Zarins (1999).
The SVS is the world’s oldest (founded in 1947) and most influential society dedicated to the advancement of vascular health and well-being, with 6,000 members in the USA and in 13 international chapters worldwide.
Vascular Surgery is celebrating the graduation of our trainees
Dr. Graeme McFarland, Dr. Mike Sgroi and
Dr. Elsie Ross
We congratulate them on all their hard work and wish them well in their future endeavors.
2018 Fondation Leducq award
Congratulations to the Leeper lab for receiving a 2018 Fondation Leducq award. This grant, led by Drs. Gary Owens and Gerard Pasterkamp, will use advanced genomics approaches to investigate the contribution of matrix producing cells to atherosclerotic vascular disease. Additional details about this exciting new collaboration can be found at http://plaqomics.com/.
SUS Junior Faculty Award
Dr. Elsie Ross is awarded the SUS Junior Faculty Award for her project: “A precision medicine approach for the early identification of PAD”. Congratulations on this accomplishment! Excited to welcome Dr. Ross to the faculty on July 9th.
2018 AHA Transformational Project Award
Dr. Nicholas Leeper was awarded an AHA Transformational Project Award. Dr. Leeper will be working with Dr. Bryan Smith, Molecular Imaging to study “Macrophage-specific nanoparticles which we hope will home to the diseased blood vessel and promote the clearance of necrotic debris as a new method to treat atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease”.
2018 Firestone Medal for Excellence in Undergraduate Research
Congratulations to Sophia Xiao, Leeper Lab Member, on receiving the 2018 Firestone Medal for her graduating thesis. The Firestone medal is prestigious honor awarded to the finest honors thesis in social science, science, and engineering.