Dr. Bob Hye was an outstanding vascular surgeon committed to excellence in research by being the San Diego Area Research Chair for SCPMG. His academic interests included carotid and peripheral arterial disease. Bob published over 100 articles and book chapters and was the Principal Investigator in 40 clinical research trials to better the field of vascular surgery. He was also responsible for founding registries to track abdominal aortic aneurysms within the Kaiser Permanente System. As a physician, educator, researcher, and scholar Bob’s life is a testament to vascular surgery – the surgical specialty he cultivated and helped flourish at UCSD and in the Southern California region. His counsel, enthusiasm for vascular surgery, commitment to resident education, and leadership was especially significant.
He took advantage of every day and never complained about his illness, referring to it as only “bad luck”. He was pragmatic, sharp and funny. He passed on February 22, 2016. He is deeply missed by everyone whose life was touched by his.
ROBERT J. HYE BEST TRAINEE COMPETITION
Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three papers presented by residents at the annual SCVSS meeting to honor loyal past member Dr. Robert J. Hye. We thank you for your contribution and support of this fund.