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Thom W. Rooke, MD Mayo Clinic, USA

Dr. Thom Rooke obtained a BS in Physiology at the University of Michigan and an MD at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. After completing Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Medicine residencies at Mayo Clinic, he joined the Vascular Medicine section at Mayo. He is the Krehbiel Professor of Vascular Medicine, and he founded the Mayo Clinic Wound Care Center.

Dr. Rooke serves on a number of national boards, committees, and societies. He has a long history of service to the Society for Vascular Medicine (SVM). He has successfully organized the 2005 and the 2006 Board Review Course in Vascular Medicine. Dr. Rooke is currently President of the SVM. His major area of interest remains non-invasive vascular testing; and toward that end, he is Past-President of the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Vascular Laboratories (ICAVL).

Dr. Rooke's interests include medical writing – fact and fiction, peripheral vascular medicine, varicose veins, swollen limbs, and the art of the medical lecture.