─ Matthew Eagleton, MD, was elected to distinguished fellow status of the Society for Vascular Surgery® (SVS) at the 67th Vascular Annual Meeting® on May 30, 2013. In Cleveland, Ohio he is a vascular surgeon in the department of vascular surgery of the Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart and Vascular Institute at the Cleveland Clinic,.
He is an associate professor at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University, in the vascular surgery and biomedical engineering departments. He is the cardiovascular disease chair of the Clinic's Research Program Committee and on the Innovations Council. His election was based upon his scholarly research activities, creative professional activities and broadly recognized teaching excellence.
A native of New York, Dr. Eagleton graduated cum laude with his undergraduate degree and medical degree from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in Rochester, N.Y., where he also did his internship and residency training in general surgery. He obtained his vascular surgery training at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich. Prior to his 2005 appointment to Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Eagleton was an assistant professor in the department of surgery at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich.
Dr. Eagleton has mentored more than 25 medical students, residents and fellows, mostly with the focus on research. He is the program director for all of the Cleveland Clinic Department of Vascular Surgery education and training activities, and oversees the training program for an aortic fellowship. Under his guidance, trainees within the basic/translational research arena have the opportunity to publish their work, which helps them to pursue a career in vascular surgery. On two separate occasions Dr. Eagleton has been presented with the “Teacher of the Year Award.”
Presently Dr. Eagleton is a co-investigator on several studies evaluating the use of branched and fenestrated aortic endografts to treat complex aortic pathology. He has authored or co-authored 59 articles in peer-reviewed journals about his clinical experience and research and co-authored chapters on his specialty interests in medical textbooks. Additionally, he has done approximately 67 presentations about vascular surgery at various professional meetings.
He currently is a member of SVS, where he is member of the Program Committee as well as the Research and Education Committee. He is a member of the International Society of Endovascular Specialists, the Peripheral Vascular Surgery Society, the Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery, the Midwestern Vascular Surgery Society, and the Society of University Surgeons, and is a Fellow in the American College of Surgeons.
Dr. Eagleton serves on the editorial boards for the Journal of Vascular Surgery®, Vascular Disease Management, and ISRN Surgery. He is currently an ad hoc reviewer for Circulation Research, Journal of Surgical Research, Vascular Journal; Regulatory Peptides, Circulation, and Journal of Cardiovascular 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