Mayo Clinic Hosts Dr. Larry H. Hollier to Namesake Visiting Professorship Activities

The Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, one of the most prestigious medical centers in the world, invited Dr. Larry H. Hollier, chancellor of LSU Health New Orleans, to be part of the 12th annual Larry H. Hollier Visiting Professorship activities which were held at Mayo on Aug. 23-24. The Mayo Clinic established the Larry H. Hollier Visiting Professorship in Vascular Surgery in 2007 to honor Hollier, who founded the Division of Vascular Surgery at Mayo Clinic.

Each year, a distinguished scholar is invited to Rochester as the Larry H. Hollier Visiting Professor in Vascular Surgery. Hollier was the first to be appointed to his namesake professorship, and this year’s Larry H. Hollier Visiting Professor is Ronald L. Dalman, MD, the Walter C. and Elsa R. Chidester professor and chief, Stanford vascular surgery. Stanford Vascular is the largest and one of the most diverse academic vascular units in the western United States. It has been recognized as the highest volume, highest quality aortic surgical program and for developing the first academic vascular medicine clinical and training program in California. Dalman presented grand rounds on emerging insights on medical and surgical management of abdominal aortic aneurysms.

A graduate of the LSU School of Medicine, Hollier joined the faculty and staff at Mayo Clinic in Rochester in 1980. There, he founded first the Section, then the Division of Vascular Surgery, initiated an accredited Vascular Surgery Training Program, and started a research program in vascular surgery. Hollier has made special contributions to aortic, renal, and carotid surgery. He is an expert in thoracoabdominal reconstructions and in research of spinal cord ischemia.

“During the seven years he spent at Mayo, Dr. Hollier had major contributions to vascular surgery,” said Peter Gloviczki, MD, professor and chair, Division of Vascular Surgery, and Director of the Gonda Vascular Center at Mayo Clinic. “He established a full clinical program of vascular surgery and was named first Section Head of the Division. He established the Vascular Fellowship Program at Mayo, instituted the Vascular Surgery Research Fellowship program, and started an International Vascular Research Fellowship. He also started a multidisciplinary vascular conference that ultimately led to the establishment of the Mayo Clinic Gonda Vascular Center. Dr. Hollier was honored not just for his qualities as a skillful vascular surgeon and a compassionate physician but also for his visionary leadership and his accomplishments in education and organization.”

In 2004, LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans recruited Hollier to return to his alma mater as dean of its School of Medicine. He was named chancellor in November of 2005. He also continues to practice vascular and endovascular surgery.

Hollier is certified by the American Board of Surgery in general surgery and in vascular surgery. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, the American College of Cardiology, the Royal College of Surgeons of England, and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, Scotland. He is a member of all major national and many international societies of vascular surgery, including the Society for Vascular Surgery.