R. Clement Darling III, MD, Elected Vice President of the Society for Vascular Surgery

CHICAGO, Ill. —R. Clement Darling III, MD, was elected vice president of the Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) at the society’s 2015 annual meeting in June.

Dr. Darling has been active in the leadership of the 5,300-member society for more than 25 years, serving on numerous SVS committees, on the board of directors and on the executive council.

“SVS is the world’s premier vascular care organization,” said Dr. Darling, “having grown from an academic society to a global network of physician leaders promoting vascular research, patient health, early diagnosis, risk management and highest quality treatment through minimally invasive endovascular and open surgery procedures. The breadth of our mission has expanded exponentially and has led to tremendous advancements in education, treatment efficacy and preventative therapies.”

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.

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 19 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 advances the care and knowledge of vascular disease, which affects the veins and arteries of the body, to improve lives everywhere. It counts more than 5,300 medical professionals as members worldwide, including surgeons, non-surgeon physicians, nurses and physician assistants. For more information about vascular health and the society, please visit www.vascularweb.org.