July 11, 2012 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 James C. Stanley, MD, of the University of Michigan, during the Vascular Annual Meeting® held June 6-8, 2012 in National Harbor, Maryland.
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.
Dr. Stanley is the former Chief of Vascular Surgery and the Vascular Surgery Program Director at the University of Michigan from 1976-2004. He is also the past Director of the Cardiovascular Center at the University of Michigan Medical School and Hospitals.
Known as the world’s leading expert in the management of pediatric aortic and visceral artery disease, Dr. Stanley is a leader in the physiology and surgical treatment of renovascular hypertension.
The author of more than 300 scholarly articles, Dr. Stanley has edited or co-edited more than 15 vascular surgery books. He is the 1991-1995 Co-Chief Editor of the Journal of Vascular Surgery.
An active member of the Society for Vascular Surgery, Dr. Stanley served as president of the medical society from 1997-1998. In addition, he was an active member of the American College of Surgeons, the American Heart Association, and the Midwestern Vascular Society.
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 3,863 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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