Ronald M. Fairman, a vascular surgeon with a multidisciplinary practice at Penn Medicine, was elected president of the Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) at the organization’s annual meeting in June. As president of the 5,400-member organization, Dr. Fairman will chair a board of directors of more than two dozen vascular surgery leaders, and will oversee four governing councils, 26 committees and 400 volunteer members. In addition, he will lead the efforts of more than 20 full-time SVS employees in the society’s Chicago and Washington, D.C. offices.
Dr. Fairman is chief of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy and has a dual faculty appointment, as Clyde F. Barker–William Maul Measey professor in surgery and professor in radiology. In 2015, he was inducted as a member of the Academy of Master Clinicians, Penn Medicine’s highest clinical honor.