Newswise — Dr. Richard P. Cambria was elected 2009-2010 vice president of the Society for Vascular Surgery® (SVS) during the Vascular Annual Meeting® on June 12, 2009. Dr. Cambria attended the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, and completed his internship and residencies at Massachusetts General Hospital.

He is professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School; chief of vascular and endovascular surgery, Co-Director, Thoracic Aortic Center, Massachusetts General Hospital.

"Dr. Cambria's contributions to the SVS and the specialty of vascular surgery are outstanding," said Anton Sidawy, MD, SVS president. "He has served in several high-level SVS positions; he was the society's recorder, producing the program of the Vascular Annual Meeting in 2007 and 2008."

Cambria serves as associate editor, Rutherford Textbook of Vascular Surgery and co-editor-in-chief, Atlas of Vascular Surgery; he is an assistant editor for the Journal of Vascular Surgery®. His accomplishments include numerous research projects; lecturer at major prestigious medical institutions since 1987; Teacher of the Year by general surgery residents, Yale University School of Medicine; and, Teacher of the Year by residents in general surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital.

His major research interests include: spinal cord protection in complex aortic surgery, renovascular disease, injury and repair in vascular tissues, and stent graft repair thoracic aortic disease. He is the current president of the New England Society for Vascular Surgery.

About the Society for Vascular Surgery

The Society for Vascular Surgery is a not-for-profit medical society that seeks to advance excellence and innovation in vascular health through education, advocacy, research, and public awareness. SVS is the national advocate for 3,000 vascular surgeons dedicated to the prevention and cure of vascular disease. Visit the website at and follow SVS on Twitter by searching for VascularHealth or at