VCU Health’s medical staff at Baird Vascular Institute reflects fresh thinking about a collaborative approach to vascular care. VCU Health Medical Center’s Division of Vascular Surgery and Department of Radiology joined forces to create Central Virginia’s only academically based vascular center. We’ve brought together leading interventional radiologists and vascular surgeons to provide the Greater Richmond and Central Virginia region with the best in vascular diagnosis and treatment. Together, they offer area patients and referring physicians a level of medical expertise, experience and knowledge usually found only in a major academic medical center, as well as the most advanced technologies and facilities to support their work – all in a convenient outpatient setting.
Occasionally, we like to highlight some of our physicians on a more personal level. We recently sat down with Dr. Christopher Bailey.
Where are you from? I was born and raised in Port Charlotte, Florida, a small sleepy fishing town on the Gulf coast.
Would you say you’re a city person or a country person? I’m a hybrid of both. I grew up in a small town, but have done much of my schooling in large metropolitan areas. Both areas have benefits.
What do you enjoy in your spare time? Spending time with my wife, hiking with my 2 dogs, sporting events, crossword puzzles, and golf.
Tell us about your family. My wife and I are inseparable. We enjoy being in each other’s company and have been doing so since 2003-ish.
What’s your favorite television show and why? Don’t have one. I do enjoy watching classic black and white films on TCM – a different time period with so much change in between then and now.
What’s your favorite sports team? Depends on the time of year. Tampa Bay Buc’s, West Virginia Mountaineers, Boston Celtics
What’s your favorite book? A Clockwork Orange
If you were stranded on a deserted island, what are 3 things you’d want to have with you? Ability to create fire, writing device, and Banyan trees
What’s one thing patients would be surprised to know about you? I’m an osteopathic physician (D.O). Many patients I encounter are unaware and ask me what that means.
What do you like most about working at Baird Vascular Institute at VCU Health? BVI is a relaxed atmosphere with great support staff.