In this Issue
A candid look at the effects of hospital and industry consolidation on vascular health care.
GUEST CHIEF MEDICAL EDITOR’S PAGE
By Michael R. Jaff, DO
Attributes of successful systems that prove it’s not just about size.
By Brian Contos
Several years ago, Gary M. Ansel, MD, moved from a high-volume private practice into hospital employment, and more recently, when his hospital system began to expand, he took on the role of overseeing the entire system’s vascular division. In this interview, Dr. Ansel describes physician compensation models, job satisfaction, and efforts toward establishing high-quality care, regardless of which door a patient passes through.
Robert A. Hopkins, Equity Research Director at Bank of America, discusses the current motivators for mergers and acquisitions and the future of funding for medical device development.
In response to the growing pressure to cut costs within hospitals, the Cleveland Clinic tasked vascular surgeon Sean P. Lyden, MD, to act as Medical Director of Supply Chain. He spoke with Endovascular Today about his responsibilities in this role, the forces affecting device innovation and education, and the Clinic’s new group purchasing organization.
With cost-cutting efforts underway at nearly every hospital, facility expansion and investment in new capital equipment might seem a tough sell to hospital administrators. But, that’s just what Barry T. Katzen, MD, and Miami Cardiac & Vascular have been working toward. Dr. Katzen discusses the institute’s decision to initiate a $120 million expansion, as well as the challenges of seeing the plan through in a daunting financial climate.
Endovascular Today asked for perspectives from leading conference organizers by posing the question, “To what degree are you concerned about how industry consolidation could affect support for vascular meetings and physician education?”
With Gary M. Ansel, MD; Barry T. Katzen, MD; Dierk Scheinert, MD; Roger M. Greenhalgh, MD; Sean P. Lyden, MD; and Frank J. Veith, MD
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By Rajesh M. Dave, MD, FACC, FSCAI
The first of a three-part series on diagnosing, treating, and researching management options for intracranial malformations.
By Vivek A. Kumar, PhD; Ravi R. Vissapragada, MD; Lyahn K. Hwang, BS; Matthew R. Fusco, MD; Christopher S. Ogilvy, MD; And Ajith J. Thomas, MD
Two Stick or Not Two Stick: Acute Thrombosis of Femoral-Femoral Bypass Graft Resulting in Critical Limb Ischemia
Revascularization in a patient with inflow disease of a left-to-right femoral-femoral bypass utilizing multiple access locations.
By John A. Phillips, MD
A preview of today’s new products.
The interventional cardiologist and Chief Innovation Officer for CRF shares his perspective on products new to the market and down the pipeline.