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Dr. Raul Guzman to Lead Vascular Surgery

March 14, 2019

The Yale School of Medicine Department of Surgery is proud to announce Dr. Raul Guzman will be joining the team as Division Chief of Vascular Surgery, effective June 3, 2019. Additionally, Dr. Guzman will be appointed as Surgeon-in-Chief, Vascular Surgery, Heart and Vascular Center for the Yale New Haven Health System, and Chief of Vascular Surgery at Yale New Haven Hospital. 

“I am delighted to join the team and grateful for the opportunity to contribute to the legacy of excellence at Yale,” said Dr. Guzman.

Dr. Guzman joins us from the Division of Vascular Surgery at Beth Israel Deaoconess Medical Center at Harvard Medical School.

A surgeon-scientist with an interest in the underlying mechanisms and clinical implications of arterial calcification, Dr. Guzman will be relocating his lab to Yale.

"Dr. Guzman brings an established reputation as a clinician, scientist and educator throughout the cardiovascular community. His leadership will enhance the health system, and we look forward to the collaboration," said Dr. Keith Churchwell, Vice President and Executive Director of the Heart and Vascular Center, Yale New Haven Hospital.

Dr. Ahuja, Chair of the Department of Surgery, thanked the Search Committee for their efforts around the important hire, noting: "Surgical leaders like Dr. Guzman galvanize our tripartite mission and help to create an ethos of collaboration that is vital to our Institution's growth."

Search Committee: Chair, Dr. Walter Longo; Diversity Representative; Dr. Ronnie Rosenthal; Committee Members: Dr. John E Aruny, Dr. Keith Churchwell, Dr. Michele Johnson, Dr. Carlos Ignacio Mena, Dr. Paul Taheri.

Submitted by Cecelia Smith on March 14, 2019