JULIUS H. JACOBSON II, M.D., PROFESSORSHIP IN VASCULAR SURGERY
Established in 2003 through a commitment made in 1998 by Julius H. Jacobson II and Joan Jacobson

JULIUS H. JACOBSON II, Med 1952, is considered to be the preeminent pioneer in microsurgery. Dr. Jacobson initially pursued graduate work in cell physiology and then entered the School of Medicine, where he excelled. He applied the basic science graduate training in his innovative use of microscopes during surgery. In addition to endowing this chair, Dr. Jacobson and his wife, JOAN JACOBSON, have established professorships in vascular surgery at Hadassah-Hebrew University School of Medicine in Jerusalem and at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York. These medical centers are now working with Hopkins surgeons through monthly conferences via satellite, which have proven valuable for all three institutions and their patients.

 

BRUCE A. PERLER, the inaugural Julius H. Jacobson II, M.D., Professor of Vascular Surgery, joined the Hopkins faculty in 1982 and became a full professor in 1997. He has directed the Vascular Noninvasive Laboratory since 1982 and was named chief of the Division of Vascular Surgery in 2002. In addition to his longstanding interest in cerebrovascular disease, Dr. Perler's clinical interests include aortic and peripheral aneurysms, renal and mesenteric occlusive disease, limb salvage revascularization and thrombolytic therapy. In 2001 he received the Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award from the surgical house staff. In 2004 he was elected president of the Eastern Vascular Society, the largest vascular society in the United States.