International Invited Faculty
Professor Stephen Cheng MBBS MS FRCS(Eng) FRCS(Edin) FCSHK FHKAM(Surg)
Professor Cheng obtained his qualifications in medicine at The University of Hong Kong in 1984. He received his training in General Surgery and Vascular Surgery at the Department of Surgery, Queen Mary Hospital. In 1991 he obtained his Master of Surgery degree. He is currently Chief of the Division of Vascular Surgery, Director of the Francis Y.H. Tien Vascular Disease Centre and the Vascular Laboratories and the Serena HC Yang Professor of Vascular Surgery at The University of Hong Kong.
His main interest is Endovascular treatment of occlusive and aneurysmal diseases. He was elected Distinguished Fellow of the American Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS), and honorary member of the ANZSVS and Society of Clinical Vascular Surgery; member of the European Society for Vascular Surgery, Executive Board Member and Asian Chapter Secretar of the International Union of Angiology, and National Representative in the International Society for Vascular Surgery (ISVS). He is currently Secretary General of the Asian Society for Vascular Society. He was Editor-in-Chief of the Asian Journal of Surgery, and is on the Executive Board of the Chinese Society of Vascular Surgery and the Editorial Board of the Chinese Journal of Vascular Surgery. He held visiting Professorships in the University of British Columbia, and the Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine in London.
Professor Cheng played a key role in the development of Vascular Surgery in Hong Kong, he established the Vascular Laboratory in Queen Mary Hospital. He led the development of endovascular intervention in peripheral vascular diseases and aortic aneurysms and dissections in SE Asia.
Professor Cheng’s research is directed toward aspects of aortic aneurysms, including pathogenesis, endovascular treatment, and hemodynamics; as well as in peripheral vascular disease, especially epidemiology, atherogenesis, and carotid stenosis. He has authored over 180 publications in peer-reviewed journals and several book chapters in the specialty.
Professor Vikram Kashyap FACS
Dr Vikram Kashyap is Professor of Surgery at Case Western Reserve University and Chief of Vascular Surgery at the University Hospitals Case Medical Centre having previously been a vascular surgeon at The Cleveland Clinic. He trained in general surgery at the Massachusetts General Hospital and in vascular surgery at UCLA.
In addition to a significant surgical workload, with an emphasis on endovascular techniques, Professor Kashyap has established a laboratory focussed on the interaction between thrombosis and endothelial function, research sponsored by the ACS, NIH and the American Vascular Association.
Professor Young-Wook Kim MD PhD
Professor Young Wook Kim, MD, PhD was born in 1952 in Korea and graduated from School of Medicine, Kyungpook National University, Daegu, Korea in 1977. He finished Geneal Surgery Residentship Training in 1982 at Kyungpook National University Hospital and learned Vascular Surgery in Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, Oregon, USA. He served as a director of Executive Board, Korean Society for Vascular Surgery (2006.12 – 2008.11) and the President of Asian Society for Vascular Surgery (ASVS, 2008-2009).
Currently, he is a professor of Surgery, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine and a director of Cardio-Vascular Center, Samsung Medical Center in Seoul, Korea.
His other academic activities include members of Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS), European Society for Vascular Surgery (ESVS), International Society for Vascular Surgery (ISVS), American Venous Forum(AVF), and Fellow of American College of Surgeon(FACS).
Associate Professor Erica Mitchell MD FACS
Dr. Mitchell is Associate Professor of Surgery and Program Director for Vascular Surgery at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU). She joined the faculty at OHSU in 2006 after completion of a Vascular and Endovascular Fellowship at Oregon Health & Science University and Interventional Vascular and Radiology Fellowship at the University of Colorado, Health Sciences Center. She is a graduate of Colorado School of Mines and the University of Colorado, School of Medicine. She holds board certification in both general and vascular surgery. Her current academic focus is surgical education, surgical simulation, and surgical skills lab training. Clinical interests include critical limb ischemia, carotid disease, aneurysmal disease, and visceral ischemia. She is a member of the Society for Vascular Surgery, European Society for Vascular Surgery, Western Vascular Surgery, Peripheral Vascular Surgery, Pacific Northwest Vascular Society, and the Association for Surgical Education.
She Chairs the Society for Vascular Surgery Resident and Student Outreach Committee. She also serves on the Association of Program Directors for Vascular Surgery Simulation and Education Committee and the Association for Surgical Education Simulation Committee. She is an Examination Consultant and Examiner for the Vascular Surgery Board of the American Board of Surgery. At OHSU Dr. Mitchell is a member of the School of Medicine, Admissions Committee and Curriculum Committee, and Women in Academic Medicine Committee. She also serves on the Department of Surgery Executive Education Committee and is Assistant-Director of surgical simulation center, VirtuOHSU. She serves as an editorial reviewer for the Journal of Vascular Surgery, Annals of Surgery, Academic Medicine, Annals of Vascular Surgery, Journal of the American College of Surgeons, World Journal Surgery, Journal of Vascular Medicine, and European Journal of Ultrasound. Her bibliography includes over 50 chapters, articles and invited presentations world-wide.
Professor James Valentine MD
R. James Valentine MD is Professor and Chairman of the Division of Vascular Surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. He also serves as Executive Vice Chairman of the Department of Surgery and holds the Alvin Baldwin Chair in Surgery. Dr. Valentine graduated from Emory University School of Medicine in 1980 and completed a residency in general surgery at UT Southwestern in 1985. He completed a vascular fellowship at UT Southwestern in 1986. Following a four-year tour of active duty in the United States Navy, Dr. Valentine joined the faculty at UT Southwestern in 1990 and rose through the ranks to become professor in 1999. He served as Director of the Surgery Residency program for 16 years before assuming the chairmanship of the Division of Vascular Surgery in 2010.
Dr. Valentine has authored 148 manuscripts, 25 chapters, and numerous other publications. He has served as a member of editorial boards of four journals and is the Vascular Editor for ACS Surgery. He and Dr. Gary Wind authored Anatomic Exposures in Vascular Surgery, a popular atlas that has been translated into four languages and is currently in preparation for a third edition. Dr. Valentine is past President of the Association of Program Directors in Surgery and the Southern Association for Vascular Surgery, and he is a former Governor of the American College of Surgeons. He is a Director on the American Board of Surgery and the Vascular Surgery Board of the American Board of Surgery and serves as a site visitor for the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education – International.
Local Invited Faculty
Professor Alex Bobik
Professor Bronwyn Kingwell
Professor Karlheinz Peter