UB Physician Named Distinguished Fellow of Vascular Surgery Society

By Lois Baker

Release Date: July 16, 2008 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, NY.Y -- Linda M. Harris, M.D., associate professor of surgery at the University at Buffalo's School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, was elected a Distinguished Fellow of the Society for Vascular Surgery at the society's 62nd Vascular Annual Meeting held June 5-8 in San Diego, Calif. Harris also directs the Vascular Laboratory of Kaleida Health and Erie County Medical Center.

Her election to the society was based on her scholarly research activities, creative professional activities and teaching excellence. The Society for Vascular Surgery is a not-for-profit medical society that seeks to advance excellence and innovation in vascular health.

Interim director of vascular surgery at UB since 1999, Harris also is program director of the university's vascular surgery residency, and has been involved with teaching medical students and residents since joining the full-time faculty in 1996.

Harris has published 39 articles in peer-reviewed journals, authored two book chapters and served as a reviewer for several journals, including the European Journal of Vascular Surgery, Annals of Vascular Surgery and the Journal of Vascular Surgery, where she serves as a Distinguished Reviewer. She has given numerous local, regional and national presentations.

Harris is active in the American College of Surgeons, American Venous Forum, Association of Program Directors in Vascular Surgery, Association of Women Surgeons, Eastern Vascular Society and the Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery. She also is a member of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education's Residency Review Committee for Surgery, and is involved in a variety of community service activities related to vascular disease.

A graduate of the BS/MD program at the honors college of Kent State University, Harris earned her M.D. degree from Northeastern Ohio University College of Medicine, and did general surgery residencies at the University of Michigan Medical Center in Ann Arbor, Mich., and at UB. She completed a two-year vascular fellowship at UB before joined the full-time faculty as an assistant professor of surgery. A resident of Amherst, she was promoted to associate professor in 2005.