Reed Named Leader of Vascular Surgery Training Program
Published June 2003
The UC Department of Surgery has named Amy Reed, MD,
program director of its vascular surgery fellowship program. Dr. Reed
has been with the UC Department of Surgery since July 2002, when she
was named assistant professor of surgery in the Division of Vascular
Surgery. As program director of the vascular surgery fellowship
program-one of approximately 20 accredited two-year vascular surgery
training programs in the country-Dr. Reed will direct the training of
the fellows and recruit applicants for the fellowship program.
"Our vascular surgery fellowship program is one of the
premier programs in the country for endovascular, or minimally invasive
techniques," said Jeffrey Matthews, MD, chairman of the UC Department
of Surgery. "Additionally, Dr. Reed will continue the division's work
to train surgeons and develop new techniques to treat atherosclerosis,
or the hardening of the arteries, which reduces blood flow through the
body and is a leading cause of strokes and heart attacks."
Dr. Reed received her medical degree from the
University of Wisconsin. She completed a general surgery residency and
vascular surgery fellowship at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard
Medical School in Boston and an elective venous surgery fellowship at
the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. Dr. Reed is board certified in
General Surgery and Vascular Surgery by the American Board of Surgery.
"Dr. Reed is an excellent vascular surgeon who will do
a great job leading our fellowship program and expanding our expertise
and training in endovascular surgery," said John Edwards, MD, chief of
the Division of Vascular Surgery at UC. "Additionally, as the only
woman in the country to lead a vascular surgery training program, Dr.
Reed will boost our efforts to attract more women to the program."