Newsmaker: Dr. Donald Baril
Noteworthy: Baril, chief of vascular surgery at UPMC Mercy, was named medical director of the Vascular Quality Initiative’s Great Lakes Vascular Study Group. VQI is a collaborative of regional quality groups that collects and analyzes data to improve the care of patients with vascular disease, specifically assessing the quality of care and determining the best practices in vascular surgery.
Residence: South Side
Family: Wife, Savannah; son, Jackson, 5; daughter, Harper, 2
Background: Baril is a vascular surgeon and assistant professor of surgery at UPMC. He completed his vascular surgery fellowship in 2009 at UPMC and returned to join the staff in 2013. He has research and clinical interests in acute limb ischemia, lower extremity arterial occlusive disease and endovascular approaches to aortic pathology and peripheral vascular disease.
Education: Bachelor’s degree in economics, Amherst College, 1997; medical degree from Ohio State University College of Medicine, 2001
Quote: “Having been involved with the VQI for several years, I’m excited to help lead a new regional group to impact the care of vascular patients at a regional and national level.”