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Julie A. Freischlag

FreischlagJulieJULIE A. FREISCHLAG, MD, the William Stewart Halsted Professor of Surgery, is the first woman and only the sixth person in Johns Hopkins Hospital’s history to serve as director of the Department of Surgery and surgeon in chief. Her research interests focus on the effects of smoking on hardening of the arteries, and evaluation of a laser to identify types of atherosclerosis in the carotid arteries. She has published more than 100 articles and 27 book chapters, most on the surgical repair of the carotid (neck) artery and abdominal aortic aneurysms. Winner of numerous awards, Dr. Freischlag is a national leader in academic societies and serves on the editorial boards of six major surgery journals. She was recently appointed editor of theĀ Archives of Surgery, and in 2011 was elected the first female vice president of the Society for Vascular Surgery.