Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center Surgeon Named President of the Southern Association for Vascular Surgery

December 18, 2007

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

Hansen was elected to the position at the 31st annual meeting of the SAVS held in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico.
At Wake Forest University School of Medicine, he serves as program director of the accredited vascular surgery residency 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, including disorders of the arteries, veins, lymphatics and microcirculation exclusive of the heart and brain.

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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 1,154 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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