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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.

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09/16 - Pass or Fail? Louisiana’s Education System

How well is the state’s public school system really performing?

One national survey ranks Louisiana as 49th for academic achievement of public school students. Another national report ranks the state dead last. So, how well is the state’s public school system really performing? Where is there room for improvement? What will the new federal “Every Student Succeeds Act” mean for education in Louisiana? And how have the historic summer floods changed things? Louisiana Public Square explores these issues and more on “Pass or Fail? Louisiana’s Education System” Wednesday, September 28 at 7 p.m. on LPB HD and in New Orleans on WLAE.

The panelists are
• Superintendent Michael Faulk, Central Community School System
• James D. Garvey, Jr. , BESE Board President
• Scott Richard, Executive Director, Louisiana School Boards Association
• Rep. Patricia Haynes Smith, D- Baton Rouge; House Education Committee

LPB CEO Beth Courtney and LSU Manship School of Mass Communication professor Robert Mann host the show. The program features interviews with Louisiana Education State Superintendent John White; Debbie Meaux, President of the Louisiana Association of Educators; Brigitte Nieland with the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry and Caddo Parish School Superintendent Dr. Theodis Lamar Goree.

“Pass or Fail? Louisiana’s Education System” can also be heard on public radio stations WRKF in Baton Rouge; Red River Radio in Shreveport and Monroe; and WWNO in New Orleans. Check their station websites for schedule.

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