Department of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery and Vascular Medicine
Department of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center offers a state-of-the-art program for managing every aspect of vascular disease - defined as disorders of arteries, veins, and lymph vessels outside of the heart and brain. Few centers in the nation provide such breadth of expertise and services under one umbrella, dedicated entirely to patient care, education and research in vascular diseases.
Our faculty is unique in the region, combining board-certified, fellowship-trained specialists from both vascular surgery and vascular medicine in one program. Our physicians have more than 60 years of combined experience caring for patients with vascular diseases and in training the next generation of vascular specialists. Our nurses, technicians and administrative staff are committed to facilitating assessment and care through our clinics and diagnostic services as well as in-hospital services for diagnosis, treatment and research. For patients, this translates into a comprehensive evaluation culminating in an integrated care plan including medical therapies with minimally-invasive "endovascular" procedures or traditional open surgery when indicated, for the broad spectrum of vascular diseases.
Section on Vascular Medicine
The successful application for the NHLBI Vascular Disease Academic Award in 1994 was the impetus for the development of Vascular Medicine at Wake Forest. With the recruitment of Pavel J. Levy, MD, Vascular Medicine is an important and fully integrated component of the Department. The recent funding of a K12 Mentored Clinical Scientist Program in Vascular Medicine serves as the financial and educational framework for a fellowship in Vascular Medicine. This mentored clinical scientist program will provide unique additional expertise in the medical management of vascular disease. The combination of Vascular Surgery and Vascular Medicine at the level of the teaching faculty and fellows in training is unequaled and provides optimal patient management.