The Medical Jungle

A Pioneering Surgeon's Battle to Revolutionize Vascular Care and Challenge the Medical Mafia

“Dr. Veith would seem an unlikely radical, but he is waging an aggressive and unusually public fight in the clubby world of the medical profession.”The New York Times

No matter your profession, The Medical Jungle will inspire you to have the courage to do what is right, even in the face of tremendous adversity. Join Dr. Frank Veith—one of America’s most celebrated vascular surgeons—as he illustrates that while your environment may feel like a fierce jungle, unwavering conviction can tame the elements.

Part captivating memoir, part exposé of a self-serving system, The Medical Jungle unveils numerous behind-the-scenes stories from an often opaque industry and recounts Dr. Veith’s tireless efforts to improve medical care for patients. With wisdom garnered from a seventy-year journey as a pioneering surgeon, Dr. Veith pulls back the curtain on the inner workings of innovative medical procedures, while candidly describing the self-interested parties that sought to either block or take credit for his progress. Always going against the grain for the greater good, Dr. Veith’s perseverance and determination will inspire anyone in any profession fighting the good fight.

The New York Times calls Dr. Veith “an unlikely radical,” and this inspirational book will motivate anyone who faces adversity at any level to stand up—to be radical—even when it is unpopular.

ISBN: 978-1-63755-262-9
SKU: 18-961-01
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The Medical Jungle describes Dr. Veith’s journey in a surgeon’s world. It reveals that passion, hard work, and self-belief can overcome resistance to improve medical care. Sadly, it also confirms that necessary changes in medical practice cannot take place if those who are the custodians of change benefit from the status quo. This is a must-read book for all doctors and the public!”—PROFESSOR SIR PETER R. F. BELL,past president of the European Society of Vascular Surgery

The Medical Jungle is a courageous and honest portrait of a passionate leader and a visionary vascular surgeon. It is a must-read for anyone trying to meaningfully affect any field and build a lasting legacy.”—SIMONA ZANNETTI, MD, vice president of clinical research and medical science, peripheral vascular heath, Medtronic

“Dr. Veith is an icon in academic surgery and a visionary vascular surgery leader. TheMedical Jungle vividly portrays his personal persistence to get his innovative contributions accepted as well as his important decades-long fight to establish vascular surgery as a recognized discipline.”—DR. HAZIM J. SAFI,founding professor and chairman of the department of cardiothoracic and vascular surgery at McGovern Medical School, University of Texas, in Houston

The Medical Jungle is compelling both as a fascinating chronicle of a remarkable medical career and a picture of the inner workings of the medical establishment and its failure to allow for change both in medical practice and regulation of the profession.”—G. OLIVER KOPPELL, former attorney general of New York

Frank J. Veith, MD

Pioneering Vascular Surgeon

FRANK J. VEITH, MD, is one of America’s leading vascular surgeons, a pioneering creator of life- and limb-saving medical advances, and the chairman of VEITHsymposium—the largest vascular surgery conference in the world. He currently serves as a professor of surgery at NYU and the Cleveland Clinic.

At various times in a career spanning more than half a century, Dr. Veith has been a leader in every national and international vascular society. He has authored or co-authored more than 900 articles in medical journals. He has received numerous honors, including the Society for Vascular Surgery Distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2013, an endowed chair was established in his honor at NYU.

Dr. Veith is a graduate of Cornell and completed his surgical residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard. He lives in New York with his wife, Carol.