Not all vascular surgeons are board certified. Our vascular surgeons at the Vascular Center at University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center are certified by the Vascular Surgery Board of the American Board of Surgery (VSB-ABS). Board certification is voluntary and demonstrates a surgeon's commitment to quality patient care.
The VSB-ABS is composed of nationally prominent vascular surgeons who represent the leading vascular surgery organizations in the United States. The Board assesses the qualifications of physicians who have completed extensive education and training in vascular surgery, and certification means that a surgeon has met the highest standards of education, training and knowledge in the specialty of vascular surgery.
These surgeons have comprehensive expertise in the diagnosis and care of patients with diseases and disorders of the blood vessels - specifically the arteries, veins and lymphatic system outside of the brain and heart. In addition, they are trained to treat vascular disease be medical (non-surgical) means, including the use of drug therapy and management of risk factors.