The Honorable Dr. Peter Gloviczki, to Serve as the 3rd President of the Frank J. Veith International Society
It was a pleasure and a great honor to have Professor Juan Parodi serve as President of the Frank J. Veith International Society. His leadership is truly inspirational and we thank him dearly for his great contributions to vascular surgery and to this Society over the past two years.
To follow this legendary vascular surgeon the executive committee has unanimously selected one among the brightest and internationally recognized vascular surgeons.
Dr. Peter Gloviczki is the Joe M. and Ruth Roberts Emeritus Professor of Surgery and served as Division Chair and Director of Gonda Vascular Center at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota. He has performed over 10,000 operations at the Mayo Clinic and his clinical expertise has been sought by many national and international institutions as well as the White House, USA.
Dr. Gloviczki has enriched Vascular Surgery over the last decades with his innumerous scientific contributions. He has been a charismatic mentor to many leaders in our specialty and his own success never distracted him from being a humble and sincere individual respected by all.
Currently, he is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Vascular Surgery. His vision and leadership qualities have also been recognized by all major vascular societies and he was awarded the Presidency of the Society for Vascular Surgery, American Venous Forum, International Union of Angiology, World Federation of Vascular Societies, and Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery, among others. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the SVS, AVF, a member of the American Surgical Association, and an Honorary Member of 19 North American and international societies. He has 470 peer-reviewed publications, over 250 book chapters, and editorials. Additionally, he has edited eight textbooks, including four Editions of the Handbook of Venous and Lymphatic Disorders. He gave >700 presentations, has 23,456 citations with an h-index of 83 (Scopus). The University of Washington, Seattle, established the Peter Gloviczki Professorship in Venous and Lymphatic Disorders. His Alma Mater, the Semmelweis University awarded him the “Doctor Honoris Causa” degree, the Semmelweis Budapest Award, and elected him to the Curatorium of the University. Dr. Gloviczki received the Officer’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Hungary.
We are pleased to welcome Dr. Peter Gloviczki as our 3rd President of the Frank J. Veith International Society!
Enrico Ascher, MD, FACS