Dr. Kim J. Hodgson has been named chair of the vascular surgery division at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, succeeding Dr. David Sumner who retired on June 30. Sumner had been chair of vascular surgery since 1975.
Hodgson is a professor of surgery, chief of the peripheral vascular surgery section and director of the School's endovascular therapy and vascular surgery fellowship training programs. In addition to his appointments at SIU, he serves as director of the non-invasive vascular laboratories at both Memorial Medical Center and St. John's Hospital in Springfield.
He joined the SIU faculty in 1987 after completing a peripheral vascular surgery fellowship at the School. He completed his surgery residency at the Albany Medical Center in New York (1986). He earned his medical degree at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia (1981) and a bachelor's degree in biochemistry at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, N.J. (1977).
His clinical and research interests have focused on techniques to diagnose and treat blood vessel blockages and aneurysms through minimally invasive ultrasound and endovascular techniques. He has written numerous scientific articles and books on these and other vascular disease topics.
Hodgson is board certified in peripheral vascular surgery by the American Board of Surgery. He is a member of the International Society for Cardiovascular Surgery, the Association for Academic Surgery, the Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery, the Peripheral Vascular Surgery Society, the International Society for Endovascular Surgery and the Society for Vascular Surgery. He holds committee appointments in many of these professional societies.
A native of New Jersey, Hodgson and wife, Dr. Mary Ann McRae, live in Springfield.