Bruce A. Perler, M.D., M.B.A., was named president-elect of the Society for Vascular Surgery, an international medical society with 5,000 members, at the society’s recent annual meeting in Boston.
Perler is vice chair for clinical operations and finance in the Department of Surgery, chief emeritus in the Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy, and director of the Johns Hopkins Vascular Noninvasive Laboratory. He also is the Julius H. Jacobson II, M.D., Professor of Vascular Surgery in the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and senior editor of the Journal of Vascular Surgery, the Journal of Vascular Surgery: Venous and Lymphatic Disorders, and the Journal of Vascular Surgery: Cases, the society’s peer-reviewed scientific journals.
“With the unprecedented growth in the elderly segment of the population in whom vascular disease predominates in this country and throughout the western world, and with the dramatic changes related to health care reform in this country, the Society for Vascular Surgery has an enormous responsibility to educate the public, referring physicians, administrators and payers about vascular disease and the unique and distinctive competencies of vascular surgeons in order to optimize the vascular health of our patients,” says Perler.
The Society for Vascular Surgery advances the care of and knowledge about vascular disease, which affects the veins and arteries of the body. Its members include surgeons, other physicians and nurses.
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