Dr. Joseph Mills Appointed to Reid Professorship

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The Executive Committee of the Baylor College of Medicine Board of Trustees has approved the appointment of Joseph L. Mills, Sr. M.D., to the John W. “Jack” Reid, M.D., ’43 andJosephine L. Reid Endowed Professorship in Surgery.

Dr. Mills, professor and chief of the Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy at the College and medical director of the Diabetic Foot and Wound Care Center at Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center, was one of eight faculty members to be honored with an endowed position Aug. 7.

Dr. Mills is an internationally recognized expert on peripheral vascular disease and limb salvage in diabetic patients. He was the lead author of the Society for Vascular Surgery Lower Extremity Threatened Limb Classification System, a risk stratification system based on wound, ischemia, and foot infection (WIfI), adopted in 2014.

Among his many honors, Dr. Mills 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), past chair of the Vascular Surgery Board of the ABS, and is currently a member of the Surgery Residency Review Committee of the ACGME.

Dr. Mills has authored over 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 more than 40 clinical trials, including a number of current active, funded investigations.