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 Peter Lawrence, MD, of UCLA, Elected Vice President of Society for Vascular Surgery®

​June 18, 2012     Contact: Sue Crosson-Knutson     312-334-2311

CHICAGO – Peter Lawrence, MD, of the University California Los Angeles (UCLA), was elected 2012-2013 Vice President of the Society for Vascular Surgery® (SVS) on June 8, 2012 during the Vascular Annual Meeting® in National Harbor, Maryland.

Board certified in vascular surgery, Dr. Lawrence is the Wiley Barker Chief of Vascular Surgery at David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He is also the Director of the UCLA Gonda (Goldschmied) Vascular Center. 

“SVS is honored to have Dr. Lawrence accept this important leadership role,” said SVS President Peter Gloviczki, MD. “He is an accomplished surgeon and leader in vascular healthcare. He has been an active member of SVS for the past 30 years.”

Dr. Lawrence earned his medical degree with honors from Harvard Medical School. He completed his surgical residency and vascular fellowship at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City.

In 1978, Dr. Lawrence joined the faculty at the University of Utah, where he served as chief of surgery at the Veterans Administration Hospital, chair of the Division of Vascular Surgery and president of the medical staff. 
In 1998, Dr. Lawrence became the associate dean for clinical affairs, vice president for specialty services, and professor of surgery at UC Irvine. In 2003, he was named chief of vascular surgery and director of the Gonda (Goldschmied) Vascular Center, as well as the Bergman chair in vascular research.
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