Kim J. Hodgson, MD, was elected treasurer of the Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS), an international medical society with 5,000 members, at the society’s annual meeting in Boston in June.
He is Chairman of the Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and co-editor of the society’s online education program, VESAP. He also holds the appointment of the David S. Sumner Professor of Surgery at Southern Illinois University.
Dr. Hodgson says, “In the outcomes-driven world we are entering, we must expand programs like the Vascular Quality Initiative, the SVS outcomes registry, so that patients receive the most effective care and vascular surgeons are the leaders in defining the most appropriate treatment of vascular disease.”
He completed his fellowship in vascular surgery at Southern Illinois University following a General Surgery residency at Albany Medical College. He earned his medical degree from University of Pennsylvania and his undergraduate degree from Rutgers University.
The Society for Vascular Surgery advances the care and knowledge about vascular disease, which affects the veins and arteries of the body, to improve lives everywhere. It counts more than 5,000 medical professionals worldwide as members, including surgeons, physicians and nurses. For more information about vascular health and the society, please visit the society's website, www.vascularweb.org.