Angela Gucwa is completing a long journey from student to surgeon in the summer of 2014, when she becomes a fully certified vascular surgeon.
Vascular surgery involves the diagnosis and management of disorders of the arterial, venous and lymphatic systems, not including the intracranial vessels and the heart.
In addition to her hands-on experience as a surgeon, Angela Gucwa has done extensive scientific research and writing related to this specialty. Her research has appeared in the American Journal of Surgery and Carbohydrate Research, and she made contributions to the book ACS Surgery: Principles and Practices, both of which are highly regarded in the field. Topics that Angela Gucwa has written about include the following PET/CT findings, virtual patient simulators, and breast procedures.
Spending some time on this research part has been very important to Angela Gucwa. While she is primarily a clinical surgeon, the amount of time that she has spent working with others in order to further the body of knowledge associated with procedures has been extremely educational.
Angela Gucwa knows that the future of clinical procedures depends on the research that is completed today. The cutting edge processes that are currently going on in surgical rooms across the country are only possible due to the amount of research that has gone into them. Angela Gucwa feels that the time that she spent researching and collaborating with other surgeons and doctors in order to deepen understanding into important medical matters is a strong step forward for science and will pave the way for more complex and succinct patient care.