We are pleased to announce that Dr. Joseph L. Mills, Sr. will join the Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery at the Baylor College of Medicine as chief of the Division of Vascular Surgery & Endovascular Therapy in July 2015. Dr. Mills is currently, and since 1994, professor and chief of Vascular Surgery at the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Tucson, where he also founded and co-directed the Southern Arizona Limb Salvage Alliance (SALSA), an internationally recognized limb salvage clinical care and research unit.
Among his great many honors, he has served as president of the Peripheral Vascular Surgery Society, president of the Western Vascular Society, president of the Association of Program Directors in Vascular Surgery, director of the American Board of Surgery (ABS), immediate past chair of the Vascular Surgery Board of the ABS, and is currently a member of the Surgery Residency Review Committee of the ACGME. He is co-editor of the prestigious "Rutherford's Vascular Surgery" (7th and 8th editions), the “go-to” textbook for vascular surgery.
Dr. Mills earned his medical degree at Georgetown University School of Medicine and completed his surgical internship and residency at Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center, Lackland AFB, Texas. He went on to train in Vascular Surgery at Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, Oregon, and also completed a senior fellowship in Endovascular Surgery at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.
Dr. Mills has authored nearly 300 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters, focused on his clinical and research interests in noninvasive diagnosis, vein graft stenosis, intimal hyperplasia and limb-salvage in patients with diabetes mellitus. He has been the principal investigator for over 40 clinical trials, including a number of current investigations.