Today’s Vascular Origin Stories (VOS) episode will be the first part of a multi-episode series exploring how the young battalion surgeons serving in MASH units in the Korean war pioneered wartime vascular repair. This episode introduces the Mobile Army Surgical Hospital (MASH), as well as some of the real-life stories from the surgeons unknowingly changing the field of medicine which inspired the hit movie and TV series M*A*S*H.
Dr. Jack Cronenwett was recently awarded the first Lifetime Achievement in Education Award from the Association for Program Directors in Vascular Surgery (APDVS). We are very excited to have Dr. Cronenwett join us to give us his perspective on the history of the APDVS, the Vascular Integrated Residency, and the Vascular Quality Initiative.
Dr. Hazim J. Safi earned his medical degree at the University of Baghdad and completed his general surgery internship at Medical City Teaching Hospital in Baghdad and St. James Hospital in London, England. He completed his general surgery followed by his cardiothoracic residency at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, studying under Dr. Michael DeBakey and Dr. Stanley Crawford.
Dr. Ross Naylor (MBChB MD FRCS) is Professor of Vascular Surgery at the Leicester Vascular Institute, Leicester UK. He is a past President of the Vascular Society of Great Britain and Ireland and a past Editor in Chief of the European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery. He has authored 600 publications and book chapters, co-edited three textbooks of Vascular Surgery and his work has been cited over 17,000 times.
Dr. Victoria Teodorescu (Dr. T) recounts the people that tried to discourage her on her road to medicine, including her own program director who had told her that “women with children don’t belong in surgery.” Despite all the obstacles, Dr T was able to become Chief of Vascular Surgery at Bronx VA Medical Center where she instituted a diabetic foot clinic to combat emergency amputations for foot infections.
Dr. Frank Veith is widely recognized as a thought leader in vascular surgery with too numerous to count awards, publications and leadership positions, including the past chairman of the American Board of Vascular Surgery and was the 50th president of the Society for Vascular Surgery. He discusses the upcoming Veith Symposium and discusses the controversy surrounding a separate, independent board of vascular surgery.
Dr. Peter Schneider is Professor of Surgery in the Division of Vascular & Endovascular Surgery at University of California San Francisco. He joins us to discuss his new book, Endovascular Skills, the 4th edition, to be published soon.
Dr. Thomas Forbes is a professor of surgery and RJ Elliot Chair and Division Head of Vascular Surgery at the University of Toronto (@UofTVascular), and the program director of the Advanced Aortic Surgery Fellowship at the University of Toronto. He joins us to discuss the application of new technologies in vascular
surgery, insight into Canadian vascular surgery, vascular surgical training, subspecialization and regionalization, personalized medicine, and the personality of the vascular surgeon.