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 Society for Vascular Surgery® Announces Election of Matthew S. Edwards, MD, of Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center as a Distinguished Fellow

August 1, 2011     Contact: Sue Crosson-Knutson     312-334-2311

CHICAGO – The Society for Vascular Surgery® (SVS) elected Matthew S. Edwards, MD, as a Distinguished Fellow during their Vascular Annual Meeting® held June 16-18, 2011 in Chicago.

The designation of Distinguished Fellow is bestowed upon an active, international, or senior member of the Society for Vascular Surgery who has made substantial, sustained contributions in two of three categories – research, service, or education. The application process requires three letters of support from SVS Distinguished Fellows. 

An Associate Professor of Surgery and Public Health Sciences, Department of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, NC, Dr. Edwards is board certified in both vascular and general surgery. He maintains membership in five medical societies.

Since 2005, Dr. Edwards has been involved in nine grant-funded research projects. He serves as an ad hoc reviewer for four medical journals. He has authored or co-authored 36 peer-reviewed journal articles, authored 14 book chapters, and five invited review articles. He has been invited to make 54 scientific or educational presentations. 

Dr. Edwards is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Medicine in Charlottesville. He completed his general surgery internship, residency, and vascular surgery fellowship at Wake Forest University Medical Center. 
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