Delmar, NY – Ralph Clement Darling, III, FACS, DFSVS, is being recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Top Vascular Surgeon in the field of Medicine as a Chief of Vascular Surgery at Albany Medical Center.
Located at 43 New Scotland Avenue, Albany Medical Center is the only academic health sciences center in northeastern New York. The Center is a 766-bed hospital that is known for having excellent education, biomedical research, and medical and surgical services. Recently, the Center has been recognized as the region’s capital for Alzheimer’s care and for providing best practices for breast and colon cancer treatments.
Leading a remarkable career for more than three decades, Dr. Darling is one of the leading vascular surgeons in Albany County managing his time with hospital appointments at many local hospitals and serves as a professor of surgery at Albany Medical College. His areas of expertise include arterial insufficiency, aortic aneurysms, aortic and thoracic end graphs, peripheral, arterial bypass, venous disease, lymphatic disease, and all arterial venous and lymphatic operative and non-operable therapies. He has been venerated by his patients, who have rated him as a top doctor for being thorough, knowledgeable, and compassionate.
Dr. Darling’s healthcare career began in high school as a vascular lab technician at Massachusetts General Hospital. As a young man, he wanted to avoid a career in medicine but eventually was persuaded to enter the field. In preparation for his career, he earned an undergraduate degree from Trinity College in Hartford, CT, and a medical degree from the University of Cincinnati. Then, he entered the integrated General Surgery Residency Program with Harvard/Deaconess. Following this, he served as a vascular surgery fellow at Albany Medical Center.
Remaining at forefront of his field, Dr. Darling has maintained affiliations with prominent organizations throughout his career. A fellow of the American College of Surgeons, he is the current chair and past president of the Society for Vascular Surgery Foundation. The past president of the New England and Eastern Vascular and Endovascular Society, he currently serves as the president of The Vascular Group in Albany and as the director of The Institute for Vascular Health and Disease.
A leader in his field, Dr. Darling has lectured on various topics throughout the globe. He has shared his breadth of expertise in more than 110 book chapters and 190 reports. His work includes “Supermarket model for vascular disease care”, “Early ambulation after diagnostic angiography using 4-f catheters and sheaths: a feasibility study”, and “Strategies to improve spinal cord ischemia in endovascular thoracic aortic repair: Outcomes of a prospective cerebrospinal fluid drainage protocol.” On top of these accomplishments, he has been honored as the Best Doctors of the Hudson Valley since 2006 and has been profiled in Strathmore’s Who’s Who and America’s Top Doctors.
In Dr. Darling’s spare time, he enjoys skiing, traveling, and spending time with his wife of 34 years, Julie Demeter Darling.
Dr. Darling dedicates this recognition to his children Clem, Jeremy, and Melanie, father/mentor Dr. Ralph Clement Darling, Jr., mentors Dr. Judah Folkman, Dr. Roger Jenkins, and Dr. Dirhj Shah.