–Michel S. Makaroun, MD, was elected May 31, 2013, as the 2013-2014 secretary of the Society for Vascular Surgery® (SVS). The announcement was made during the SVS 67th Vascular Annual Meeting® in San Francisco, Calif.
Dr. Makaroun is the co-director of the University of Pittsburg Medical Center (UPMC) Heart and Vascular Institute and is the chair and professor of surgery in the division of vascular surgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, both in Pittsburgh, Pa. He has served at both of these institutions for more than 30 years.
Published extensively, Dr. Makaroun has presented his research at conferences around the world. His primary interest in the endovascular and surgical repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms, and his research focuses on the treatment of thoracic aneurysms and dissection, the role of carotid artery stenting, the bio-mechanical predictors of aneurysm rupture, and the socioeconomic trends of aneurysm repair.
Dr. Makaroun is certified by the American Board of Surgery and the Vascular Surgery Board. He has already served as the president of the Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery, the Eastern Vascular Society, and the Association of Program Directors in Vascular Surgery.
Dr. Makaroun received his medical degree from the American University of Beirut, where he also completed a surgical internship and residency program, before coming to the University of Pittsburgh for further clinical training and a fellowship in vascular surgery.
About the Society for Vascular Surgery
The Society for Vascular Surgery® 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