Dr. R. Clement Darling III, Elected President-Elect of SVS

CHICAGO, Ill., July 11, 2016 —R. Clement Darling III, MD, was elected president-elect of the Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) at the 2016 Vascular Annual Meeting in June.

Dr. Darling has been active in the leadership of the 5,400-member society for more than 25 years, serving on numerous SVS committees, on the board of directors and on the executive council.

Dr. Darling graduated Trinity College, Hartford, Conn., in 1978 and received his medical degree from the University of Cincinnati Medical College in 1984. He completed his residency training at Boston’s Harvard/Deaconess in 1989 and his vascular surgery fellowship at Albany Medical Center, Albany, N.Y., in 1991.

“I see the SVS as part of a whole team of caregivers,” Dr. Darling said. “We need to continue to improve our ability to provide comprehensive care by working closely with our specialty trained physician  assistants, nurse practitioners, vascular nurses, vascular technologists and others who dedicate their career to treating vascular disease. Similarly, the society, which provides education for all components of vascular care, should move forward with a team approach to our health care endeavors. As the population grays, we must work together to continue to find better ways to provide cost effective, high quality care by all members of the vascular team.”

Board-certified in both general and vascular surgery, Dr. Darling is president of The Vascular Group, Albany; director of The Institute for Vascular Health and Disease and chief of the Division of Vascular Surgery at Albany Medical Center Hospital; and professor of surgery at Albany Medical College. Dr. Darling oversees one of the largest vascular care networks in the country, encompassing over 15 hospitals and 21 vascular surgeons.

Dr. Darling has been named among Strathmore’s Who’s Who and America’s Top Doctors every year since 2002, and the Best Doctors of the Hudson Valley since 2006.

Dr. Darling has written over 190 manuscripts published in peer-reviewed journals, authored more than 105 book chapters, and has lectured extensively around the world throughout his career. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and has served as president of the Peripheral Vascular Surgery Society, New England Society for Vascular Surgery, and Eastern Vascular Society as well as treasurer for the SVS.

The Society for Vascular Surgery® (SVS) is a 5,400-member, not-for-profit professional medical society, composed primarily of specialty-trained vascular surgeons, which seeks to advance excellence and innovation in vascular health through education, advocacy, research and public awareness. The Society is based in Chicago, Illinois.