Dr. Mark G. Davies Joins Department of Surgery at the University of Rochester Medical Center

August 19, 1999

Mark G. Davies, M.D., Ph.D., has been appointed to the Department of Surgery, Division of Vascular Surgery at the University of Rochester Medical Center/Strong Memorial Hospital. Davies holds a joint appointment in the Center for Cardiovascular Research at the University's new biomedical research building, where he will lead a vascular biology and therapeutics program within the Division of Vascular Surgery.

Davies comes to Rochester from the University of Washington, where he recently completed a fellowship in vascular surgery. He has expertise in general vascular and endovascular surgery for both arterial and venous diseases. Of particular interest to Davies is endovascular therapy as it relates to aneurysmal and occlusive arterial disease, carotid artery disease, therapeutic interventions for renal artery disease, limb salvage, venous disease, and wound care.

Davies' research efforts will focus on the cellular responses of arteries and veins to injury, the response of arteries and veins to thrombosis, and gene therapy for atherosclerosis and restenosis.

Davies received his medical degree and his doctorate at Trinity College Medical School, Dublin, Ireland. He completed a medical/surgical internship at the University of Dublin, a general surgery residency at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, and a general surgery residency at Duke University Medical Center. Davies received his Ph.D., in vascular biology from the University of Dublin. In addition to receiving numerous awards and serving on several professional societies, Davies has authored and co-authored over 100 publications. He is board-certified in general surgery.

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