WFUBMC Surgeon Named President-Elect of the Southern Association for Vascular Surgery

February 15, 2006

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Kimberley J. Hansen, M.D., professor of surgery and head of the section on vascular surgery at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, has been named president-elect of the Southern Association for Vascular Surgery (SAVS).

Hansen was elected to the position at the SAVS’s 30th annual meeting held in Phoenix, Ariz. last month. He had previously served as secretary-treasurer of the organization.

At Wake Forest University School of Medicine, he serves as program director of the accredited vascular surgery training program and director of the clinical vascular laboratory at Wake Forest Baptist, a world-class noninvasive imaging center. Hansen is a fellow in the American College of Surgeons.

The SAVS was established to promote the art and science of vascular surgery and to further education in the comprehensive care of vascular disease.


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Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center is an academic health system comprised of North Carolina Baptist Hospital and Wake Forest University Health Sciences, which operates the university’s School of Medicine. The system comprises 1,187 acute care, psychiatric, rehabilitation and long-term care beds and is consistently ranked as one of “America’s Best Hospitals” by U.S. News & World Report.

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