Oleksiy Gudz, M.D., Ph.D., Joins UAMS as Vascular Surgeon

By Linda Satter

“We are so pleased to welcome Dr. Gudz to our Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery,” said Mohammed Moursi, M.D., chief of vascular surgery at UAMS. “He comes to us from the country of Ukraine, where he was a practicing vascular surgeon for more than five years. He was granted asylum in the United States. He is skilled in advanced endovascular techniques and procedures for limb salvage, and will be heavily involved in vascular surgery research at UAMS.”

Gudz was an associate professor in the General and Vascular Surgery Department at Ivano-Frankivsk National Medical University in Ukraine, where he earned his medical degree in 2009, graduating in the top third of his class. He earned his doctoral degree from the same university in 2015. Gudz completed a residency in general surgery in 2012 at the university in Ivano-Frankivsk and completed a fellowship in vascular surgery at the National Medical University in Lviv in 2016.

“We welcome him and his young family to our division and to our country,” Moursi said.


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