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Heather Gornik Elected President of the Society for Vascular Medicine

Oakbrook Terrace, IL – Heather L. Gornik, MD, was elected President of the Society for Vascular Medicine (SVM) during the 2017 SVM Annual Meeting. Dr. Gornik is the 15th president of SVM since its founding in 1989, and the first woman to serve in this role. .

“I am humbled and honored to serve as SVM president.  SVM has been my professional home for many years, and I am incredibly proud of our history, my fellow members, and our collective contributions to the vascular field,” Gornik said. “SVM is the leading society for medical professionals in vascular medicine.I look forward to spending the next two years working with our membership to further advance, grow our numbers, expand the pipeline of early career health professions who choose to enter our field.  I also look forward to continued work with other professional societies to improve the care of patients with vascular disease nationwide.”

In addition to her role as president, Dr. Gornik is the editor in chief of Vascular Medicine, SVM’s official journal. She is a staff physician at Cleveland Clinic in the Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Section of Vascular Medicine of the Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart and Vascular Institute. She is also medical director of the Non-Invasive Vascular Laboratory of the Cleveland Clinic Heart and Vascular Institute.

Dr. Gornik is board certified in cardiovascular disease and has been certified in vascularmedicine by the American Board of Vascular Medicine.

The Society for Vascular Medicine (SVM) is a professional organization founded in 1989 to improve the integration of vascular biological advances into medical practice, and to maintain high standards of clinical vascular medicine. The Society is distinguished by its emphasis on clinical approaches to vascular disorders.

For more information, contact SVM Executive Director Leslie Monahan at lmonahan@vascularmed.org.


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