Dr. Robert Foran received his undergraduate education at UCLA. He was elected to Phi Beta Kappa during his junior year of college. He won numerous awards during his medical school education at the University of California including admission into Alpha Omega Alpha honor society and receipt of the Russell Severance Springer and Newhouse Foundation Scholar in Medicine awards. His general surgery training was at the Los Angeles County/University of Southern California Medical Center and vascular subspecialty training at the University of Oregon.
During his distinguished practice he held many administrative positions – chief of the vascular surgery division and kidney transplant service, as well as longstanding member of the Medical Executive Committee at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He had an abiding interest in medical education. In addition to training many vascular surgeons through the practice’s fellowship he taught medical students at UCLA and general surgery residents at the Los Angeles County/University of Southern California Medical Center. He was a founding member of the Southern California Vascular Surgery Society and the Western Vascular Society. He has co-authored over 40 journal articles and book chapters on a variety of vascular surgical topics, particularly issues of dialysis access. Dr. Foran retired from surgical practice in 1997.
He continues to provide consultative services.