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What is Vascular Medicine?

Vascular medicine is the medical specialty which studies the diseases of the circulatory system, and specifically diseases of the arteries, veins and lymphatic vessels. The Society for Vascular Medicine (SVM) in the United States was founded in 1989 by 14 individuals. Dr. Alan T. Hirsch was one of these founding members, and has served as past President of SVM from 1997-1999.

The mission of the section is:

  • To provide vascular clinical care that is both compassionate and state of the art in prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of vascular diseases.
  • To advance the science and practice of vascular medicine through basic and clinical research.
  • To train and mentor the future leaders of vascular medicine.
  • To share the knowledge and expertise of our faculty with medical professionals and the public.

At the University of Minnesota, “vascular medicine” is uniquely strong. We embrace both ideal individual and community health. Thus our section name is: “Vascular Medicine, Quality Outcomes and Population Health”.