General Session

Strategies for Improving Success Ruptured EVAR

Tuesday, February 6
11:47 AM - 11:54 AM
Location: Great Hall 1-3

Frank J. Veith

Professor of Surgery
New York University (New York, NY) and The Cleveland Clinic (Cleveland, OH)
New York University and the Cleveland Clinic

Dr. Veith graduated from Cornell with Honors and completed his residency at the Brigham Hospital and Harvard. In the 1970s and 1980s, Dr. Veith succeeded with his pioneering work in lung transplantation. His clinical interest always involved Vascular Surgery with an emphasis on limb revascularizations. He and his colleagues were the first to advocate an aggressive approach to saving threatened limbs when most patients with this problem underwent amputations. In the late 1980s, Dr. Veith became increasingly involved with endovascular treatments. His group performed the first endovascular aneurysm repair or EVAR in the US. They also were the first to treat a ruptured AAA by EVAR. Dr.Veith has been a leader in every national and international vascular society. He has also been a leading advocate for the recognition of Vascular Surgery’s recognition as a separate, distinct specialty and Chaired the American Board of Vascular Surgery. Dr. Veith has received numerous honors as a leader and innovator. He is now Professor of Surgery at New York University and the Cleveland Clinic where he is the von Liebig Chair in Vascular Surgery. Dr. Veith also leads the largest Vascular Surgery meeting held annually in New York City. In 2010, Dr. Veith received the SVS Distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2013 an endowed Veith Chair was established in his honor at New York University.

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