News Release

June 2, 2005

Contact: Maureen McGuire, 860-679-4523

Vascular Surgeon Dr. James O. Menzoian  Joins UConn Health Center

FARMINGTON, CONN. – James O. Menzoian, M.D., a nationally recognized vascular surgeon from Boston Medical Center and a prominent professor of surgery at Boston University School of Medicine, has joined the University of Connecticut Health Center.

At UConn, Dr. Menzoian offers patients expertise in a range of vascular procedures. He also serves as a professor of surgery with the UConn School of Medicine and medical director of a new initiative to foster and promote excellence known as the Collaborative Center for Clinical Care Improvement.

“Dr. Menzoian is truly a giant in the field of vascular surgery – physicians of his stature attract patients from far and wide. His presence complements our vascular program, which already offers state of the art care,” said Robert Kozol, M.D., chairman of the department of surgery at UConn Health Center.

For nearly two decades, Dr. Menzoian was chief of the section of vascular surgery at Boston Medical Center. He is also an accomplished researcher, with interests in wound healing, pre-operative cardiac evaluation of patients with vascular diseases, and the epidemiology of vascular disease. He has authored or co-authored more than 150 scientific papers and is on the editorial board of the Journal of Vascular Surgery.

Throughout his career, Dr. Menzoian has received many awards and honors, including the Stanley T. Robbins Award for Excellence in Teaching from Boston University School of Medicine, the Physician’s Recognition Award from the American Medical Association, and the 2002 Humanism in Medicine Award from the American Association of Medical Colleges.

Dr. Menzoian is a graduate of the SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn and completed his surgical internship, residency and fellowship at Boston University School of Medicine before joining the faculty in 1976. He was named chief of the Section of Vascular Surgery in 1987 and professor of surgery at Boston University School of Medicine in 1989.

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