Mark K Hirko, M.D. Chairman of the Department of Surgery and Medical Director
of the Comprehensive Vascular Center at Monmouth Medical Center, joined
Monmouth Medical Center from Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, Mass.,
where he served as Chief of the Division of Vascular Surgery and Associate
Medical Director of the Heart and Vascular Program. Additionally, Dr.
Hirko served as Director of Baystate Vascular Services, Medical Director
of the Vascular Lab, and Associate Professor of Surgery at Tufts University
School of Medicine in Boston.
Dr. Hirko brings to Monmouth expertise in the combined use of endovascular
and open surgical techniques in treating patients with abdominal aortic
aneurysms, carotid arterial disease, mesenteric disease, peripheral vascular
insufficiency (PAD), dialysis access and venous insufficiency (DVT, varicose
veins). He has fostered a multidisciplinary approach to health care, combining
the best skills from many other medical and surgical specialties, streamlining
the process for these patients, improving efficiency, patient satisfaction,
and more importantly, patient care outcomes. Examples include the multimodal
care for the diabetic patient, wound healing protocols and programs, limb
salvage initiatives and care for the patient with cardiovascular disease.
Widely published in professional peer-reviewed journals, Dr. Hirko has
also authored a host of textbook chapters and serves on the editorial
boards of the Journal of Vascular Surgery and Current Surgery. He is a
Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and is affiliated with numerous
professional organizations, including the Society for Vascular Surgery
(SVS), Eastern Vascular Surgery Society, Society for Clinical Vascular
Surgery (SCVS), Peripheral Vascular Surgery Society (PVSS), International
Society for Endovascular Surgery, Association of Surgical Education (ASE),
Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), and Association of Program
Directors in Surgery (APDS). Additionally, Dr. Hirko serves on the Public
and Professional Outcomes Committee of the Society for Vascular Surgery
and on the Eastern Vascular Surgery Society Bylaws Committee.
Board Certified by the American Board of Surgery, Dr. Hirko also has a
Certificate of Added Qualifications in General Vascular Surgery. He earned
his medical degree from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. He trained
in general surgery at Akron City Hospital, Summa Health Systems, in Akron
Ohio and completed his clinical and research fellowship in vascular surgery
at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, Ill.