Penn Medicine Surgeon Named President of the Eastern Vascular Society

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Media Contact:Jessica Mikulski | jessica.mikulski@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-8369November 6, 2013

Michael A. Golden, MD, associate professor of Surgery at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and chief, Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center (PPMC), has been named president of the Eastern Vascular Society (EVS).

“I am honored to serve as President of the Eastern Vascular Society.  In order to be the very best at what we do, it is important that we collaborate, mentor our trainees and younger members, and create and share the latest advances and techniques with our colleagues who practice vascular and endovascular surgery in the eastern half of North America,” said Dr. Golden.  “The EVS is an organization that helps us do that and work together to deliver the highest quality vascular health care.”

The Eastern Vascular Society is the largest regional vascular society in the U.S., with over 575 members who are primarily vascular surgeons representing both major academic medical centers and community hospitals in the Eastern part of the U.S. and Canada.

Dr. Golden has been a Penn Medicine faculty member for over two decades. As chief of the Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy at PPMC, his clinical interests include evaluation and treatment of patients with aortic, visceral, renal, carotid and peripheral arterial aneurysms and occlusive disease. He has participated in clinical trials involving carotid stenting, lower extremity bypass and thoracic and abdominal aortic aneurysm repair using novel stent grafts.  He has also run a National Institutes of Health-funded laboratory, focused on the study of arterial and vein graft wall biology, in order to prevent vessel wall degeneration, vascular stenosis and bypass graft failure.

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