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Invited Commentary
November 2016

The Role of a Vascular Surgeon

Author Affiliations
  • 1Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy, John Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland
JAMA Surg. 2016;151(11):1038. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2016.2263

Because of the number of surgical subspecialties, the role of a vascular surgeon in modern surgical practice has grown from arbiter of bleeding to a key assistant for safe surgical operations. However, the value of a vascular surgeon in a hospital system has always been difficult to measure. An article by Taylor et al1 described the economic viability and productivity of a busy vascular surgical division.

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