Dr. Bauer Sumpio named president-elect of New England Society for Vascular Surgery

Bauer E. Sumpio, MD, PhD, chief of vascular surgery at Yale New Haven Hospital and professor of surgery and radiology at Yale School of Medicine, was recently named president-elect of the New England Society for Vascular Surgery. The New England Society for Vascular Surgery is the first regional vascular society in the country, and covers Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut and parts of New York.

Dr. Sumpio, a resident of Woodbridge, CT, has been chief of the section of vascular surgery and program director of vascular surgery, as well as the associate director of graduate medical education at Yale New Haven since 1995. He is an attending surgeon at Yale New Haven Hospital and at the West Haven VA Medical Center, as well as a member of the courtesy attending staff at Bridgeport Hospital. Dr. Sumpio received his undergraduate degree from Johns Hopkins University and both his MD and PhD from Cornell University. He completed his surgical residency at Yale New Haven Hospital and served a vascular fellowship at the University of North Carolina.

Vascular surgery is a surgery subspecialty in which diseases of the vascular system, or arteries and veins, are managed by medical therapy, minimally-invasive catheter procedures and surgical reconstruction. Yale New Haven Hospital's Heart and Vascular Center performs the entire spectrum of all surgical, minimally invasive, endovascular and medical treatments available for patients with a wide variety of vascular problems, including atherosclerosis arterial occlusive disease, arterial aneurysms and venous disorders.

Yale New Haven Hospital (YNHH), part of Yale New Haven Health, is a nationally recognized, 1,541-bed, not-for-profit hospital serving as the primary teaching hospital for the Yale School of Medicine (YSM). Founded as the fourth voluntary hospital in the U.S. in 1826, today, YNHH has two New Haven-based campuses, and also includes Yale New Haven Children's Hospital, Yale New Haven Psychiatric Hospital and Smilow Cancer Hospital. YNHH has received Magnet designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, the nation’s highest honor of nursing excellence. YNHH has a combined medical staff of about 4,500 university and community physicians practicing in more than 100 specialties. www.ynhh.org