Dr. Larry W. Kraiss currently serves as a Professor in the Division of Vascular Surgery at the University of Utah and as Chair of the Governing Council of the SVS Patient Safety Organization. He is a graduate of Vanguard University of Southern California (BA: Science-Chemistry) and Baylor College of Medicine (MD). He took his general and vascular surgical training at the University of Washington in Seattle. He joined the faculty at the University of Utah in 1995 where he established an NIH-funded research laboratory studying translational control in endothelial cells and was named vascular surgery division chief in 2003. He has previously served as director of the vascular surgery fellowship program at the University of Utah and chief of vascular surgery.
He is a regular reviewer for research proposals submitted to the NIH, NASA, and the Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS). He has served as Chair of the SVS Research Council and Chair of the Arterial Quality Committee of the SVS Patient Safety Organization. He is a past president of the Western Vascular Society.