, Volume 29, Issue 1 Supplement, pp S72-S73
Date: 13 Apr 2005

Norman M. Rich—The Walter Reed Vascular Surgery Fellowship

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The Walter Reed Vascular Fellowship Program is among the oldest fellowship programs in the United States. It began in 1966 and is the only Military Vascular Fellowship in the United States. The following individuals, supported by Army Surgeon General, Leonard D. Heaton, provided the first contributions in establishing the Walter Reed Vascular Fellowship: Carl W. Hughes, Joseph H. Baugh, J. Robert Benson, Norman M. Rich, and Thomas J. Whelan, Jr.

Joseph H. Baugh and Norman M. Rich, with the support of Carl W. Hughes, contributed to the continuing development over the first 5 years (Fig. 1 Initially, as a section of the General Surgery Service in the Department of Surgery, the Peripheral Vascular Surgery Service was established in the early 1970 s. At about the same time, a Military Occupation Specialty (MOS) for Vascular Surgery (61 W) was established through the Office of The Surgeon General of the Army. The Fellows successfully completing the Vascular Fellowship at Walter Reed were eli ...