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Panelist Bio

Paul E. Perkowski, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Capital Area Medical Society

Paul E. Perkowski, MD is a Vascular Surgeon with Vascular Clinic in Baton Rouge, Louisiana since 2004.

Dr. Perkowski is an active member of both the Capital Area Medical Society and Louisiana State Medical Society. He served on the Board of Directors for the Capital Area Medical Society for over 5 years, and served as the President in 2010. He has also served on the Board of Governors of the LSMS for the last several years in various titles, including Young Physician representative and District Six Counselor. He currently serves as Vice Speaker of the House of Delegates for the LSMS, and sits as Chair of the Council on Members Services.

Dr. Perkowski graduated with a medical degree from the SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York. In 2002 he completed a residency in general surgery at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in Shreveport, Louisiana. After graduation he was accepted as a fellow in cardiovascular and endovascular surgery at the Arizona Heart Institute of Phoenix, Arizona - a world-wide leader in endovascular therapy, vascular surgery, and cardiovascular research.

Dr. Perkowski completed a one-year fellowship in peripheral vascular surgery at Louisiana State University Medical Center in New Orleans. The program is considered one of the premier vascular fellowships in the South.
His extensive training allows him to offer state-of-the-art treatment options for peripheral vascular disease, carotid disease, venous disease, and aneurysmal disease. Dr. Perkowski's areas of expertise include:
• Stent graft repair of aortic aneurysms
• Carotid and peripheral arterial stenting
• Minimally invasive laser therapy for varicose veins

He is married to Dr. Cheryl Braud. They have two children Nicole and Peter.

Current Topic

     03/18 - Making Schools Safe

Where does Louisiana stand in this national discussion?
The school shooting in Broward County Florida that took the lives of 17 people has reignited the debate over how to make our schools safe. Energized students nationwide are calling for restricted access to certain guns. Congress is considering broader background checks and age limits on gun purchases. President Donald Trump is most enthusiastic about training school staff members to carry concealed weapons.

Where does Louisiana stand in this national discussion? How would gun control proposals affect the 45% of Louisianans who own guns? What mental health services are available to prevent teenagers from acting out violently? What increased security measures should schools take and how much will they cost? Louisiana Public Square looks for answers to these questions and more on “Making Schools Safe” airing Wednesday, March 28 at 7 p.m. on LPB and WLAE in New Orleans. (Taping Tuesday, March 27.)
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