Strong Memorial Surgeon to Lead Society for Vascular Surgery

June 19, 2002

Richard M. Green, M.D., professor and chair of the Division of Vascular Surgery at Strong Memorial Hospital of the University of Rochester Medical Center, was named president-elect of the Society for Vascular Surgery at the organization's annual meeting June 9-12 in Boston.

Green has been a Society for Vascular Surgery member since 1983. His one-year term as president begins June 2003. He has served as secretary of the society for the past four years. "This is a both a great opportunity and an honor for me, and a recognition of the strength of our vascular program at the University of Rochester," Green says.

Green specializes in surgery for carotid artery disease, aortic aneurysms and thoracic outlet syndrome. He has been a national leader in the application of new technologies into traditional vascular surgery and the integration of multiple specialty areas into vascular centers.

The Center for Vascular Disease at Strong opened in 1997 and serves as an example across the country of collaboration among diverse disciplines to improve patient outcomes. He has been a University of Rochester faculty member since 1976 and became chair of the Division of Vascular Surgery in 1990. Green has been selected as one of the "Best Doctors in America." He serves on the editorial boards of numerous vascular journals and is the author of more than 200 scientific articles and book chapters.

In addition to the Society for Vascular Surgery, Green is a member of the American Association of Vascular Surgery, the American College of Surgeons, Central Surgical Association, Program Directors in Vascular Surgery and the Eastern Vascular Society, for which he also has served as president. He is treasurer of the American Vascular Association and a board member of the Lifeline Foundation.

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