William J. Quinones-baldrichMD
William J. Quiñones-Baldrich is currently a Professor of Surgery at the University of California Los Angeles. He was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico and received his medical degree from the University of Puerto Rico in 1977. From 1977 through 1982 he obtained general surgery training at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. In 1982 through 1984 he received his vascular fellowship at the University of California Los Angeles. Since then he has been a member of the faculty at UCLA. He is Board Certified in both General and Vascular Surgery. Dr. Quiñones-Baldrich has been intimately involved in the early development of endovascular grafting for abdominal aortic aneurysms, having performed the early experimental evaluation of the EVT endovascular graft. Since then he has been one of the principal investigators in the clinical trials for endovascular grafting for abdominal aortic aneurysms.
Dr. Quiñones-Baldrich is a member of many prestigious surgical societies, including the American Surgical Association. He was President of the Peripheral Vascular Surgery Society, President of the Bay Surgical Society and Secretary-Treasurer and later President of the Southern California Vascular Surgical Society. He has published more than 125 articles in peer-reviewed journals and has 46 chapters in major textbooks of vascular surgery. He is a member of the Editorial Board of the Annals of Vascular Surgery and a Distinguished Editor of the Journal of Vascular Surgery, the premier journal of the specialty. He is a Professor of Surgery and has an active practice in Vascular Surgery at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.