─Patrick A. Stone, MD, FACS, an associate professor of surgery at West Virginia University (WUV), Charleston Division, in Charleston, W. Va., was elected to distinguished fellow status of the Society for Vascular Surgery® (SVS) at the 67th Vascular Annual Meeting® on May 30, 2013. His election was based upon his scholarly research activities, creative professional activities and broadly recognized teaching excellence.
At WUV Dr. Stone is the assistant program director for the University's vascular surgery fellowship program (now in its fifth year) and is the coordinator for medical students for the vascular section. In the department of surgery, Dr. Stone serves on the education, vascular residency selection, general surgery selection, and the vascular residency resident advisory committees.
Dr. Stone attended Marshall University in Huntington, W.Va. with a major in chemistry. He completed his medical degree from Marshall University School of Medicine in 1999 and during that year was the class president. He completed his general surgery training in Charleston, W. Va. at WVU, Charleston Division. His vascular surgery training was completed in 2006 at the University of South Florida in Gainsville, Fla.
He has published 80 articles about vascular surgery and 14 book chapters. He also has been the principal investigator in 4 randomized trials performed/currently enrolling at his institution, given 25 presentations at professional meetings and offered a number of outreach talks to residents of West Virginia. He also is an invited reviewer for the Journal of Vascular Surgery® and a member of the editorial board of the Annals of Vascular Surgery.
Dr. Stone has been a leader in many national and regional medical societies. Currently he is a member of the SVS, the Eastern Vascular Surgery Society, the Southern Vascular Surgery Society, Peripheral Vascular Surgery Society, the West Virginia Medical Association, the Society of Vascular Ultrasound and the American Medical Association. He is a Fellow in the American College of Surgeons (West Virginia chapter),
He attributes his academic success to the guidance of two mentors during his training. Ali F. AbuRahma fostered and mentored him during his early years in general surgery residency and has continued to guide his progress once completing training as his current senior partner. Dennis F. Bandyk additionally helped develop clinical and research tools needed. He adds that his success has mostly been due to the support he has gotten during the past two decades from his wife Angela G. Stone, who has provided unlimited encouragement in all his endeavors.
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®