The Advanced Venous Career

By Thomas Wakefield, MD - AVF Past President

I have been asked to write about opportunities that present themselves to academic venous surgeons as they become more senior in their career.  Many of these opportunities, for me, relate to the fact that I have focused my clinical practice to a specific area, venous disease, and that practice has grown and matured.   I have also had the great opportunity to have had both a clinical and research focus in a specific area, venous thrombosis and venous thrombogensis and I have had important mentors in these areas.  This article will cover my top ten list of what it takes to be happy as a surgeon scientist.  Read more...