June 30, 2011 Contact: Sue Crosson-Knutson 312-334-2311 email@example.com
CHICAGO – The Society for Vascular Surgery® (SVS) presented its highest honor, the Lifetime Achievement Award, to Wesley S. Moore, MD, of the University of California Los Angeles, during the Vascular Annual Meeting® held June 16-18, 2011 in Chicago.
The honor is presented to SVS members who have provided outstanding and sustained contributions to vascular surgery and SVS while exhibiting exemplary professional practice and leadership.
A national and international leader in vascular surgery for five decades, Dr. Moore was the youngest vascular surgeon elected SVS president (1986). In succeeding years, he served as a committee chairperson as well as a contributing author at the SVS Vascular Annual Meeting. He has also served as president of several regional vascular societies.
In addition, Dr. Moore remains an active chairperson for the American Heart Association and the American College of Surgeons.
As Chief of Vascular Surgery at the University of Arizona and the University of California Los Angeles, Dr. Moore has mentored countless young vascular surgeons. He founded and led UCLA’s annual vascular fellows and residents course for 25 years. He authored 300 peer-reviewed articles, 200 book chapters, and edited or authored 15 vascular textbooks or monographs.
Dr. Moore is a pioneer in the development of prosthetic vascular grafts, the treatment of graft infections, lower extremity bypass procedure improvements, endovascular aneurysm (EVAR) and endovascular treatments. He was the first vascular surgeon to place a FDA-approved endograft in a patient with an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). He was also one of the key vascular surgeons to complete the Carotid Revascularization Endarterectomy vs. Stenting Trial (CREST).
About the Society for Vascular Surgery
The Society for Vascular Surgery® is a not-for-profit professional medical society, composed primarily of vascular surgeons, that seeks to advance excellence and innovation in vascular health through education, advocacy, research, and public awareness. SVS is the national advocate for 3,550 specialty-trained vascular surgeons and other medical professionals who are dedicated to the prevention and cure of vascular disease. Visit its website at www.VascularWeb.org
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