Surgeons Who Built Vascular Surgery: Interviews from the Society for Vascular Surgery’s History Project Work Group

edited by James S.T. Yao & Walter J. McCarthy

Vascular surgery is an extraordinary success story. The ability to reliably repair, modify or replace human blood vessels is very recent on the long timeline of surgical history. In this book an important part of the story is told through the interview recollections of more than 90 prominent vascular surgeons who helped to guide and pioneer the process. Dr. Yao’s and Dr. McCarthy’s text highlights ten years of video interviewing with surgeons from the United States and around the world. The interviews were conducted by a Society for Vascular Surgery committee called The History Project Work Group.

The reader will meet these interviewed surgeons face-to-face, each in an individual one-hour in-depth video conversation with a committee member. In this book a detailed biography is provided for each individual, and most importantly, the actual interview can easily be immediately accessed by scanning the QR code at the bottom of the page.

Dr. Yao was the visionary project initiator and leader beginning in 2011, and Dr. McCarthy became the project chairman in 2018. Within this book are first-hand accounts of tremendous technical surgical advances, new devices and prosthetic materials, magnificent careers, fascinating personalities, hard-fought failures, and many tales of wartime vascular surgery. Surgeons in practice or training, historians and loved ones alike will find much of interest here.

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SRP: $39.95 paperback, $49.95 hardcover

Page Count: 245

Publication Date: 20 April 2024

ISBN-10: 1956872507 paperback, 1956872744 hardcover

ISBN-13: 978-1956872507 paperback, 978-1956872743 hardcover