A Leader In EndoVascular Education Award — The LIVE Award recognizes those vascular specialists who have dedicated their professional careers to educating students, postgraduate trainees, and peers in all aspects of vascular medicine and intervention.
Bruce H. Gray, DO, attended medical school at the Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine, followed by an internal medicine residency in Columbus, Ohio, and formal training in vascular medicine, including peripheral intervention, at Cleveland Clinic. He is an early adopter of new devices for carotid, AAA, PAD, and VTE treatment, and has participated in numerous clinical trials involving all of these areas.
For the past 19 years, he has served as the director of Endovascular Services at Prisma Health in Greenville, South Carolina, and is a professor of surgery and vascular medicine at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Greenville. He previously served on the board of the Society for Vascular Medicine, and has also served as the director of the American Board of Vascular Medicine since its inception in 2003.
DIERK SCHEINERT, MD
THOMAS ZELLER, MD, PhD
MARK BATES, MD
TIMOTHY SULLIVAN, MD
J. MICHAEL BACHARACH, MD
JOHN LAIRD JR., MD
MICHAEL DAKE, MD
MARK WHOLEY, MD
MICHAEL R. JAFF, DO
GARY ANSEL, MD
EDWARD DIETHRICH, MD
L. NELSON HOPKINS III, MD
BARRY KATZEN, MD
KENNETH ROSENFIELD, MD
A Teacher, Leader, And Scholar Award — The ATLAS Award celebrates the career and impact of physicians who have distinguished themselves as scholars and leaders in their respective vascular fields. They have committed their careers to advancing the care of patients with vascular disorders, and they have taught countless numbers of physicians techniques to expand care across the United States and the world.
Christopher J. White, MD, graduated AOA from Case Western Reserve Medical School in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1978 and completed his training in medicine and cardiology at Letterman Army Medical Center (LAMC) in San Francisco (1978-1983). After completing his active duty military service in 1988, he joined Ochsner Clinic in New Orleans, Louisiana, and in 1994, Dr. White moved to Glasgow, Scotland, for HealthCare International (HCI), and in 1997, returned to Ochsner as Chairman of the Department of Cardiology.
Dr. White is Past-President (2011-12) of SCAI and was Steering Committee Chairman (2006-2014) for the NCDR’s carotid and peripheral revascularization database. Dr. White served as Editor-in-Chief of Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions (2000-2010), is currently Associate Editor for JACC Interventions, and has published over 300 peer-reviewed manuscripts in interventional cardiology and vascular diseases. He has received Teacher of the Year awards at LAMC (1985) and at Ochsner (2000) and was voted Mentor of the Year by the Ochsner cardiology fellows in 2007. Dr. White was honored as a Master Interventionalist (MSCAI) (2014); awarded the Mason Sones National Service Award (2014); and, named Master of the American College of Cardiology (MACC) (2019). In 2015, he was named the Physician Executive Leader of the Year.
Currently Dr. White is Professor and Chairman of the Department of Medicine for the Ochsner Clinical School, and holds the positions of Medical Director for Value-Based Care and System Chairman of Cardiovascular Diseases for the 14-hospital Ochsner Health System.
|2018||FRANK VEITH, MD|
|2017||NICK HOPKINS, MD|
|2016||THOM ROOKE, MD|
|2015||GARY S. ROUBIN, MD|
|2014||BARRY T. KATZEN, MD|
|2013||JERRY GOLDSTONE, MD|
|2012||JOHN SPITTELL, MD|
|2011||GIANCARLO BIAMINO, MD, PHD|
|2010||ERNEST RING, MD|
|2009||JESS YOUNG, MD|
|2008||NORMAN HERTZER, MD|
VIVA and LINC have collaborated to develop the Vascular Career Advancement Award to recognize young physicians who show promise as potential leaders in the vascular field. Recipients are selected for their dedication to a philosophy of multidisciplinary vascular care and improving the care and outcomes of patients with vascular disease.
Steven Kum, MD, received his medical degree from the National University of Singapore in 2000 and subsequently embarked on his surgical training with the Royal College of Surgeons, obtaining his Masters of Medicine and Fellowship in 2007.
In 2009, he completed his postgraduate fellowship in vascular and endovascular surgery at the Prince of Wales Hospital in Sydney, Australia, as well as at the department of angiology, Heart Centre in Leipzig, Germany. In 2012, he completed a second fellowship on advanced techniques in diabetic limb salvage and wound care techniques in Milan, Italy.
Since 2015, Dr. Kum has been the director of vascular surgery at Changi General Hospital in Singapore, and he was subsequently appointed as a visiting consultant in 2019. He currently maintains his practice at Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital in Singapore.
Dr. Kum is a clinical lecturer in both the Yong Loo Lin and Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine in Singapore and is a faculty member for General Surgical Residents for Singhealth. He regularly proctors physicians in endovascular procedures in Europe and Asia. He is regularly invited to several regional and international meetings and is part of the organizing committee of LINC and VERVE.
Dr. Kum has a keen interest in clinical research revolving around diabetic limb salvage. He is one of the pioneers in percutaneous deep arterialization for no-option critical limb ischemia for which he has authored or co-authored numerous papers. He is the PI or co-PI for several industry or physician-led studies. He is also a keen innovator who is currently working on several disruptive technologies.
Parag J. Patel, MD, is an Associate Professor of Radiology and Surgery in the Division of Vascular & Interventional Radiology at the Medical College of Wisconsin and Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Dr. Patel graduated from medical school in 2002 and from his diagnostic radiology residency at Loyola University Medical Center in 2007. His early research interests in medical school and residency were related to venous disease. He then completed his VIR Fellowship at Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute in Miami, Florida.
Dr. Patel joined the faculty at Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) in 2008. He has been involved with the education and mentorship of trainees, medical students, residents and fellows since arriving at MCW. MCW has a longstanding well-developed multidisciplinary vascular practice and vascular training program with interventional radiology and vascular surgery fellows. He is the Program Director for the VIR Fellowship and IR Residency training programs at MCW.
He has been an invited speaker at numerous national and international conferences and has authored several book chapters in the field of interventional radiology. He is currently on the Executive Council for SIR and serves as the Graduate Medical Education Councilor. In this role he is helping to oversee the national transition of IR Training into the new IR Residency as well as development of a universal IR Residency Training curriculum.
Dr. Patel’s areas of clinical and research interests include evaluation and endovascular treatment of peripheral vascular disease, complex aortic disease, venous disease as well as embolization therapies.
|2018 - 2019||OSAMU IIDA, MD, & SABINE STEINER, MD|
|2017 - 2018||EHRIN ARMSTRONG, MD, & DANIELA BRANZAN, MD|
|2016 - 2017||SAHER SABRI, MD, & ANTONIO MICARI, MD|
|2015 - 2016||RAGHU KOLLURI, MD, & THEODOSIOS BISDAS, MD, PHD|
|2014 - 2015||FELIX MAHFOUD, MD, & GUSTAVO ODERICH, MD|
|2013 - 2014||MEHDI SHISHEHBOR, DO, & MARTIN WERNER, MD|
Venous Educator, Innovator, and National Statesman Award - The VEINS Award honors those individuals who have made significant contributions to improving the care of patients with venous disease.
Suresh Vedantham, MD, is a Professor of Radiology & Surgery at the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, and is an experienced interventional radiologist who specializes in the delivery and clinical investigation of image-guided therapies for venous thromboembolism (VTE). He has a robust clinical practice in which he sees patients with complex vascular/thrombotic disorders who are referred to him locally, nationally, and internationally for treatment that often includes innovative, image-guided procedures.
At Washington University, Dr. Vedantham serves as Assistant Dean for Clinical Research and Adviser to the Vice-Chancellor for Research. Nationally, Dr. Vedantham is recognized as an outstanding and highly collaborative leader of complex multidisciplinary endeavors aimed at enhancing the care of venous disease. He has been honored to serve as the 2017-2018 President of the Society of Interventional Radiology and also as an executive board member for the American Venous Forum, American College of Phlebology, American Board of Phlebology, Vascular Disease Foundation, and Venous Disease Coalition. Dr. Vedantham has devoted his career to the development of high-quality evidence with which to guide venous patient care. Of particular significance, he serves as national principal investigator of the landmark, multicenter, NIH-sponsored ATTRACT and C-TRACT Trials that are defining the appropriate role of catheter-based endovascular therapy in the management of DVT and its late complications.
|2018||SAMUEL Z. GOLDHABER, MD|