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Bruce Perler MD, MBA

Bruce A Perler MD, MBA

Julius H. Jacobson II, M.D. Professor of Surgery, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; Vice-Chair for Clinical Operations and Finance, Department of Surgery; Chief Emeritus, Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy; Director, Vascular Noninvasive Laboratory, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland

Dr. Perler was born and raised in New Bedford, Massachusetts.  He received a Bachelors of Arts degree in 1972 from Duke University and his M.D. in 1976 from the Duke University School of Medicine.  In 2004 he received a Master of Business Administration from the Johns Hopkins University.  He completed his internship and residency at the Massachusetts General Hospital as well as a Clinical and Research Fellowship in Vascular Surgery at the Massachusetts General Hospital and the Harvard Medical School.  Dr. Perler joined the faculty of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine as an Assistant Professor of Surgery in 1982, became an Associate Professor in 1988 and a Full Professor in 1997.  In 2002 he was named the first recipient of the Julius H. Jacobson II, M.D. endowed Chair in Vascular Surgery.  He has served as Director of the Vascular Noninvasive Laboratory at the Johns Hopkins Hospital since 1982.  In 1998 he established the Vascular Surgery Fellowship at the Johns Hopkins Hospital and served as Director until 2009.  Dr. Perler was named the Chief of the Division of Vascular Surgery & Endovascular Therapy at Johns Hopkins in January 2002.  In 2013, he was named the Vice-Chair for Clinical Affairs and Finances for the Department of Surgery and became Chief Emeritus of the Division of Vascular Surgery.

Dr. Perler has edited or co-edited 5 textbooks including Vascular Intervention: A Clinical Approach and the 6th and 7th editions of Rutherford’s Vascular Surgery.  He has authored more than 200 medical journal articles and textbook chapters on the diagnosis and treatment of the entire spectrum of circulatory diseases.  He has served on the Editorial Boards of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Vascular, the Annals of Vascular Surgery and the Journal of Vascular Surgery.  He has served as Assistant Editor and then Associate Editor,and in 2009 became the Senior Editor of the Journal of Vascular Surgery

He has held many leadership positions in vascular surgery.  In 2013 he was elected the Vice-President of the Society for Vascular Surgery. He has held several other leadership positions in the Society for Vascular Surgery.  He has been a member of the Board of Directors from 2004 to 2010 and from 2011 to the present.  He was the initial Chair of the Communications Committee. He served as a member of the Research Council from 2003-2006 and served as its Chair from 2005-2006.  He subsequently served as a Member of the Clinical Practice Council from 2006-2010 and served as Chair from 2007-2010. During his tenure as Chair the Private Practice (now the Community Practice Advisory) Committee, the Comparative Effectiveness Committee, and the Young Surgeons (now the Young Surgeons Advisory) Committee were established. He has also served as President of the Southern Association of Vascular Surgery, the Eastern Vascular Society, and the Chesapeake Vascular Society.

Dr. Perler is recognized and respected as a superb clinical vascular surgeon, outstanding teacher and lecturer.  Dr. Perler has received the Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award by the surgical house staff.  As a Visiting Professor he has delivered nearly 300 lectures at national and international symposia and postgraduate courses.  In addition to his longstanding interest in cerebrovascular disease and especially carotid endarterectomy, and the surgical and endovascular treatment of PAD and limb salvage revascularization, his clinical surgical expertise includes the evaluation and treatment of aortic and peripheral aneurysms, and renal and mesenteric occlusive disease.   

Dr. Perler’s research has been in the area of clinical outcomes analyses of vascular surgical and endovascular interventions, defining the influence of surgeon and institutional volume on the outcomes of carotid and aortic aneurysm surgery, and in evaluating the impact of new, minimally invasive, therapies on clinical and economic outcomes.   He has served since 1989 as a Consultant to the Circulatory Devices Panel, Center for Devices and Radiologic Health of the Food and Drug Administration. 

Dr. Perler has been recognized for his clinical and academic contributions by a number of organizations, such as America’s Top Doctors; Marquis Who’s Who in America; Who's Who in Science and Engineering; Strathmore’s Who’s Who; America’s Top Surgeons: Consumers’ Research Council of America; The Top Doctors List: Center of the Study of Services; The Best Doctors in America; and West's Who's Who in Health and Medical Services.