August 1, 2011 Contact: Sue Crosson-Knutson 312-334-2311 firstname.lastname@example.org
CHICAGO – The Society for Vascular Surgery® (SVS) elected Marc Schermerhorn, 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.
Dr. Schermerhorn is the Director of Clinical Research in the Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. He is also the Chief of the Section of Endovascular Surgery at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Schermerhorn is an Associate Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School, Boston. He is an attending surgeon at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center-Boston.
He is a member of both the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Medical Devices Advisory Committee and the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Agency for Healthcare Research on Quality. Dr. Schermerhorn is the principal investigator (PI) or co-investigator on 25 research projects. He is the PI on a National Institutes of Health-funded R-01 grant evaluating long-term outcomes of open and endovascular aortic aneurysm repair. He is the national PI on the Engage PAS aortic stent graft clinical trial.
Dr. Schermerhorn is an ad hoc reviewer for nine professional journals and is a member of three editorial boards. He has authored or co-authored 50 peer-reviewed articles, two case reports, 12 book chapters and 11invited reviews including original manuscripts in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) and the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).
He has made 50 presentations before regional, national, and international audiences of medical professionals. Dr. Schermerhorn maintains membership in 10 professional medical societies.
Educated at Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, D.C., Dr. Schermerhorn completed his medical training at: New England Deaconess Hospital-Boston; Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center-Boston, Massachusetts; Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center-Lebanon, New Hampshire; and Instituto Cardiovasculaire de Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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