Establishment of the Western Vascular Institute
As part of my commitment to treatment and awareness of vascular disease and translation research, I founded the Western Vascular Institute in 2002.
The Western Vascular Institute is a charitable body committed to vascular research, technical innovation, professional and public education. To have the infrastructure to address critical issues in cardiovascular medicine, and then to teach others, is central to the mission.
My main goal is to facilitate development of surgical, endovascular, and medical therapies in the treatment of vascular disease. Part of the role of the Western Vascular Institute is to objectively systematize and administer collaboration between vascular surgeons and partners in industry, related clinical fields and other research organizations for focused, cardiovascular-specific, patient-driven research.