Special Recognition / Awards
Gary Seabrook serves as President of the Midwestern Vascular Surgery Society
Sept. 23, 2009 College News - Gary R. Seabrook, MD, Professor of Surgery and Chief of Vascular Surgery, has completed a one-year term as President of the Midwestern Vascular Surgery Society. He also delivered the Presidential Address at the organization's annual Scientific Meeting on Sept. 11 in Chicago.
The title of the address was, The Carotid Bifurcation - Intrigue and Passion, and it reviewed the diagnosis and treatment for carotid artery disease that has developed over the past 50 years, including controversies regarding carotid endarterectomy and carotid artery stenting, the development of diagnostic imaging modalities, and the scrutiny of Medicare payment policies.
The Midwestern Vascular Surgical Society is one of five regional vascular organizations in the country devoted to scientific investigation and professional development for those caring for patients with peripheral vascular disease. The Society has more than 550 members from Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.