In Memoriam

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Professor Edouard Kieffer, a preeminent figure in French vascular surgery, died in February 2014, at the age of 72. He was Professor of Vascular Surgery and former Head of the Department of Vascular Surgery at the Hôpital Pitié-Salpêtrière, in Paris, and served as Chairman of the French National Board of Vascular Surgery between 1986 and 1994, and as President of the European Society for Cardiovascular Surgery between 2004 and 2006. He was cofounder of the Annals of Vascular Surgery in 1986 with his good friend and past-President of the Society for Vascular Surgery, Dr. Ramon Berguer.

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