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 Society for Vascular Surgery® Presents Four International Scholar Awards

July 11, 2012     Contact: Sue Crosson-Knutson       312-334-2311

CHICAGO – The Society for Vascular Surgery® provided funds for four young vascular surgeons from Cameroon, Egypt, Ireland, and Russia to attend the Vascular Annual Meeting®, June 6-8, 2012 in National Harbor, Maryland.

The award recipients were:
  • Marcus Fokou, MD, Yaounde General Hospital, Yaounde, Cameroon
  • Alexander Kharazov, MD, Vishnevsky Institute of Surgery, Moscow, Russia 
  • Ahmed Sayed, MD, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt
  • Mark O’Donnell, MD, University of Ulster, Northern Ireland (Ulster); Queen’s University of Belfast, Northern Ireland (Belfast)
The Vascular Annual Meeting is considered the premiere meeting for vascular health professionals from around the world. From June 6-8, vascular surgeons from around the world shared their medical expertise with their peers.
To qualify for the International Scholar Award, nominees must be between the ages of 35 and 40, must have had at least one year of surgical practice teaching or research, and must submit three letters of recommendations from colleagues.
After attending the Vascular Annual Meeting, the four scholars will visit clinics and universities of their choice in the United States and Canada.
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