We are excited to interview the editors of the newly released textbook, Vascular Decision Making: Medical, Endovascular and Surgical. They discuss the process of editing a textbook and what makes this resource unique. They also describe the novel app that they have developed to go along with the textbook.
Jack Cronenwett is Emeritus Professor of Surgery at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. He has served as President of the Society for Vascular Surgery and Editor of the Journal of Vascular Surgery. In 2001 he developed and then served as Medical Director of the SVS Vascular Quality Initiative, which now includes over 700 hospitals that share clinical data to improve vascular healthcare. In 2016 he received the Society for Vascular Surgery Lifetime Achievement Award.
Alik Farber is Chief of the Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at Boston Medical Center and Professor of Surgery and Radiology at Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Farber obtained his medical degree from Harvard Medical School. He completed a residency in general surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital, a vascular surgery fellowship at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and an endovascular surgery fellowship at the Southern Illinois School of Medicine. Dr. Farber is currently a National Co-Chair of the Best Endovascular versus Best Surgical Therapy in Patients with Critical Limb Ischemia (BEST-CLI) trial.
Erica Mitchell is a board certified Vascular and Endovascular Surgeon with additional fellowship training in Interventional Radiology. She received her medical degree from the University of Colorado and completed general surgery residency and interventional radiology training at the University of Colorado Health Science Center. She completed her vascular surgery fellowship at Oregon Health & Science University where she served as Professor of Surgery, Program Director for Vascular Surgery, and Vice- Chair for Quality for the Department of Surgery until 2018. Dr. Mitchell practices vascular and endovascular surgery while currently enrolled in a Master of Health care and Delivery program at Dartmouth College. She enthusiastically supports surgical resident wellness and is the Founder of the virtual platform The Doc Pod, that provides a forum for confidential peer support. As of the new year, she will be transitioning to Memphis, Tennessee, where she will be Professor Surgery, University of Tennessee, and Medical Director for Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at Regional One Hospital in Memphis
Link to sample application chapter on endoleak management:
Link to Sample chapters via Amazon.com (click the “look inside” button)