Dr. Wei Zhou, chief of the Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at the University of Arizona Department of Surgery, was named president elect of the Western Vascular Society for 2021 and will step into the position of president for 2022-2023.
The Western Vascular Society has grown to become one of the largest regional vascular societies and promotes education, research, advocacy and leadership in the art and sciences of compassionate vascular health in the Western U.S., Canada, and the Pacific Rim. Dr. Zhou has been an active member of the WVS for nearly 15 years. She was a member of the Program Committee and chaired the committee in 2018.
“Starting my surgical training in San Diego and coming back to the Western Region feel like coming home," Dr. Zhou said. "I am fortunate to have many wonderful friends and mentors in WVS who are leaders in our society and in SVS. WVS is the family. I am truly humbled by this incredible honor and trust bestowed upon me.”
Dr. Zhou is a recognized academic surgeon and an NIH-funded physician investigator. Her research program focuses on clinical outcomes of vascular interventions and the mechanistic investigation of atherosclerotic disease. She is the principle investigator for more than 30 clinical trials. In addition, Dr. Zhou has authored or co-authored more 150 peer-reviewed articles and nearly 30 book chapters, and has been an invited speaker for numerous national and international meetings.