November 9, 2007
Dr. Douglas B. Hood has joined the faculty at the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine as an associate professor of vascular surgery. He has a special interest in the treatment of arterial occlusive disease and aneurysms, particularly conditions affecting the abdominal and thoracic aorta.
Prior to joining SIU, Hood was director of the Endovascular Therapy Program at the University of Southern California (USC) where he was instrumental in establishing minimally invasive methods for the management of vascular disease and in training other physicians in the use of these techniques.
Hood’s medical training included a two-year fellowship in vascular surgery at SIU (1996). He served a general surgery residency at the USC in Los Angeles (1993). Hood received his medical training at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine in Oklahoma City, where he was elected into the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society (1988). He earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from Washington University in St. Louis (1984).
Hood is board certified in general surgery with added qualifications in general vascular surgery from the American Board of Surgery. He is a member of several medical societies, including the American College of Surgeons, the Society for Vascular Surgery, and the International Society of Endovascular Specialists.