Dr. Irving Kron received his undergraduate degree at the University of Pennsylvania in 1971. He finished his medical school training at the Medical College of Wisconsin in 1975. He continued his training in General Surgery Residency at the Maine Medical Center. He completed his training in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery in 1982 at the University of Virginia.
Board certified in Surgery, Vascular Surgery and Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Dr. Kron joined the faculty at the University of Virginia over 26 years ago. His specialties are in Adult Cardiac Surgery, Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, and Peripheral Vascular Surgery. He was elected Chief in Vascular Surgery and Associate Medical Director in Thoracic Cardiovascular Postoperative Unit in 1989. He became Chief, Division of Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery, 1993-2007. He was appointed Vice-Chairman, Department of Surgery in 1999. Appointed Chairman, Department of Surgery beginning in 2002 and currently holds the position of S. Hurt Watts, Professor in Surgery.