George Andros, MD
#20 – 2006
Dr. Andros attended the University of Illinois and the University of Chicago Medical School. After completing his internship at the Los Angeles County General Hospital, he returned to the University of Chicago and the Argonne National Laboratory to study biophysics; he later continued this work at the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health.
Dr. Andros subsequently started a surgical residency at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), taking a year out to conduct research at the Gardner institute of the University of Glasgow, where he held dual appointments in the Laboratory of Physiology and the Department of Surgery. Dr. Andros completed his vascular training at the MGH/Harvard Medical School. Working with Dr. R.R. Linton, he developed his interest in revascularization of the lower extremity.
Dr. George Andros has served as president of the Western Vascular Society and the Southern California Vascular Surgical Society. He has also been recognized as a distinguished fellow of the Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS). Dr. Andros has been awarded honorary fellowships from the Royal College of Surgeons of Scotland (Glasgow), the Vascular Society of Great Britain and Ireland, the Dutch Society for Vascular Surgery, the Greek Vascular Surgical Society, and the Vascular Society of Southern Africa, among others. In addition, he is an honorary member of the Southern Association for Vascular Surgery (SAVS). In 2013 he received the Georgetown University Award for Lifetime Achievement in Diabetic Limb Salvage. In 2016, DFCon honored him with the Edward James Olmos Award for Diabetic Limb Salvage.
Dr. Andros has published more than seventy peer-reviewed scientific papers, sixty book chapters, and a book on vascular diagnosis. He has also edited three monographs on vascular topics. He served on the editorial boards of the Journal of Vascular Surgery, the Journal of Endovascular Therapy, and Vascular Surgery. He is emeritus editor of Vascular Specialist, the newspaper of the Society for Vascular Surgery.
Following two years in Washington state, Dr. Andros moved to Los Angeles, where he practiced for the rest of his career. Together with his partners, he established the Los Angeles Vascular Specialists surgical group. He has worked and written in most areas of diagnosis and management general vascular surgery, with a focus on leg revascularization. He founded and served as Medical Director of the Amputation Prevention Center at Valley Presbyterian Hospital, and served for more than 15 years as co-chair of DFCon.
Dr. Andros lives in Los Angeles with his wife of more than sixty years. They have two daughters and four grandchildren. He is happy, and considers himself a fortunate man.
2006 Annual Meeting
La Jolla, CA
Jean Pierre Becquemin