Ronald M. Fairman, MD, Elected Vice President of the Society for Vascular Surgery

Ronald M. Fairman, MD, was elected vice president 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 Vice Chairman for Clinical Affairs, Department of Surgery, and Chief, Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy, at the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania. He also holds the appointment Clyde F. Barker-William Maul Measey Professor of Surgery.

Dr. Fairman says, “I’m energized by the opportunity to kick start the academic careers of aspiring clinician scientists with support from our foundation and to enhance the development of younger faculty through educational programs and mentorship.”

He completed his residency in general surgery and fellowship in vascular surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He earned his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University and his undergraduate degree from Muhlenberg College.

He is married to Julie Fairman, PhD, who is the Nightingale Professor of Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. They have two sons. Dr. Fairman enjoys fly fishing with his sons in Wyoming.

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,