June 30, 2011 Contact: Sue Crosson-Knutson 312-334-2311 firstname.lastname@example.org
CHICAGO – The Society for Vascular Surgery® presented the E. J. Wylie Traveling Fellowship to Rabih A. Chaer, MD, of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine during the Vascular Annual Meeting® held June 16-18, 2011 in Chicago.
Dr. Chaer is an Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He plans to travel to vascular centers in Europe and study multi-disciplinary and advanced endovascular interventions for limb salvage and critical limb ischemia.
The $12,000 award provides financial assistance for a Society for Vascular Surgery fellow to travel domestically and internationally to established vascular centers to share professional expertise. The exchange of information can stimulate academic inspiration, promote international exchange, and foster development of fraternal fellowship in vascular surgery. These objectives enhance the development of the fellow’s career in vascular surgery.
About the Society for Vascular Surgery
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