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.
MOC / CME / CE Requirements
Connecticut Medical Examining Board
Connecticut Medical Examining Board accepts the credit courses that are accredited by ACCME and awards AMA PRA Category 1 Credit.
CME Credits Required : 50.00 | Licensing Cycle AMA PRA : 2 Years | Category Credits : 0.00
A minimum of 50 contact hours of qualifying continuing medical education every 2 years commencing on the first date of license renewal;1 contact hour means a minimum of 50 minutes of the continuing education activity once every 6 years.1 CME hour in each of the following topics:
(A) Infectious diseases, including, but not limited to, acquired immune deficiency syndrome and human immunodeficiency virus,
(B) risk management,
(C) sexual assault,
(D) domestic violence,
(E) cultural competency,
(F) behavioral health.
Beginning January 1, 2020, such behavioral health CME must include at least 2 contact hours on diagnosing and treating (i) cognitive conditions, including, but not limited to, Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, delirium, related cognitive impairments, and geriatric depression, or (ii) mental health conditions, including, but not limited to, those common to veterans and family members of veterans such as post-traumatic stress, risk of suicide, depression, and grief. OCC/MOC not accepted as a substitute. The commissioner may grant a waiver for not more than 10 contact hours of CME for physicians who:
(1) engage in activities related to the physician’s service as a member of the Connecticut Medical Examining Board,
(2) engage in activities related to the physician’s service as a member of a medical healing panel, or
(3) assist the state Department of Public Health with its duties to board and commissions (described in Ch. 368a. Sec. 10a-14).