─Alik Farber, MD, was elected to distinguished fellow status of the Society for Vascular Surgery® (SVS) at the 67th Vascular Annual Meeting® on May 30, 2013. At Boston University Medical Center, he is the chief of the Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, medical director of the Catheterization and Angiography Laboratories, and co-director of the Vascular Noninvasive Laboratory. He is an associate professor of surgery and radiology at the Boston University School of Medicine.
After Dr. Farber graduated from Brown University with a degree in biology, he obtained his medical degree from Harvard Medical School and finished a residency in general surgery at the Massachusetts General Hospital. He completed his vascular surgery fellowship at Dartmouth and an endovascular surgery fellowship at the Southern Illinois School of Medicine. He has served as a principal investigator in a number of clinical trials and currently is a principal investigator of the Best Surgery vs. Endovascular Therapy (BEST) clinical trial (approved by the National Institutes of Health but is still awaiting funding), which will compare vascular surgery and endovascular therapy in patients with critical limb ischemia.
He has written and published many articles about vascular and endovascular surgery; has served as a moderator for various vascular meetings, and developed a formal education program in vascular surgery while at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, Calif. for which he was awarded the Golden Apple Teaching Award for teaching and mentoring residents.
After his arrival at Boston Medical Center eight years ago, Dr. Farber made it his goal and mission to foster continued clinical excellence and academic productivity. Dr. Farber is a director of a fourth-year medical school elective (BMC Surgery Bootcamp) which is designed to prepare medical students who are going into surgery for their internship.
Dr. Farber is a fellow in the American College of Surgeons and is a member of the American Board of Surgery. He has been a leader in many national and regional medical and surgical societies including SVS, the Society of University Surgeons, the Western Vascular Surgery Society, the New England Society for Vascular Surgery, the International Society for Endovascular Surgery, and the Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery.
About the Society for Vascular Surgery®
The Society for Vascular Surgery® (SVS) is a not-for-profit professional medical society, composed primarily of vascular surgeons, that seeks to advance excellence and innovation in vascular health through education, advocacy, research, and public awareness. SVS is the national advocate for 4,600 specialty-trained vascular surgeons and other medical professionals who are dedicated to the prevention and cure of vascular disease. Visit its website at www.VascularWeb.org®