Trainee Awards

D. Emerick Szilagyi Award

The D. Emerick Szilagyi award is presented to a trainee with the most outstanding clinical research paper in vascular surgery and presentation at the Annual Meeting. This work has been done during the trainee’s training years.

Charles C. Guthrie Award

The Charles C. Guthrie Award is presented to the trainee with the most outstanding basic research paper in vascular surgery. This work has been done during the training years.

John R. Pfeifer Best Venous Paper Award

The John R. Pfeifer Best Venous Paper Award is presented in honor of John R. Pfeifer, MD, Past Secretary and Historian of the Midwestern Vascular Surgical Society. The award is presented for the best research in venous disease and presentation at the Annual Meeting.

Midwestern Vascular Society 2021 Award Winners

 Katherin E. Leckie

Contemporary Outcomes of Distal Lower Extremity Bypass for Chronic Limb Threatening Ischemia and a Model-based Comparison with Autologous Bone-marrow Derived Cell Therapy for Limb Preservation

Katherin E. Leckie, Constantin T. Yiannoutsos, Raghu Motaganahalli, Giorgos Bakoyannis, Justin R. King, Michael D. Ingram, Michael P. Murphy

From: Indiana University School of Medicine & Public Health, Indianapolis, IN

William James Melvin

The Histone Methyltransferase SETDB2 Regulates Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Formation

William James Melvin, Frank Davis, Christopher Audu, Sriganesh Sharma, Amrita Joshi, Aaron DenDekker, Sonya Wolf, Emily Barrett, Andrea Obi, Katherine Gallagher

From: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Brent Robertson

Venous Stent Patency Is Independent Of Total Stented Length In Non-thrombotic Iliac Vein And Post Thrombotic Venous Stenoses

Brent Robertson, Jacob Shapiro, Audrey Muck, Angela Fellner, PhD, Matthew Recht, Aaron Kulwicki, Mark Broering, Brian Kuhn, Patrick Muck

From: TriHealth, Good Samaritan Hospital, Cincinnati, OH


Characterizing Satisfaction With Care And Quality Of Life Following Vascular Procedures

Gloria Y. Kim, Maia Anderson, Michael Englesbe, Nicholas Osborne, Peter Henke, Matthew Corriere

From: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Midwestern Vascular Society 2020 Award Winners

 Alexander H. King, MD

Clinical Outcomes Differ After Femoropopliteal Artery Treatment
Between Individual Paclitaxel (PTX)-Coated Balloon

Alexander H. King, Ravi N. Ambani, Saideep Bose, Jason Turner, Vikram S. Kashyap, Jones Thomas, Jae Cho, Karem C. Harth, Benjamin Colvard, Norman H. Kumins

From: Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy, UH Cleveland Medical Center, Cleveland, OH

Frank M. Davis, MD

Jmjd3 Influences Macrophage-Medidated Inflammation in
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms

Frank M. Davis, Liam Tsoi, Aaron Dendekker Amrita Joshi, Christopher Audu, William J. Melvin, Steve Kunkel, Jonathan Eliason, Johann Gudojonsson, Katherine Gallagher

From: Vascular Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI


Indrani Sen, MD

Activated Partial Thromboplastin Time (aPTT)-based Clot Waveform Analysis: Elevated Markers Are a Potential Global Hemostatic Test in the Management of Thrombotic Disorders

Indrani Sen, Melissa Stuart, Sherwin Chanakarnjanachai, Thomas Bower, Gustavo Oderich, Manju Kalra, Rajiv Pruthi

From: Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN


Matthew C. Chia, MD

Perioperative Transfusion Is Associated With Complications After
Lower Extremity Bypass: A Propensity-Matched Analysis

Matthew Chia, Brian Wernick, Rhami Khorfan, Linh N. Khanh, Neel Mansukhani, Ashley Vavra

From: Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL

Midwestern Vascular Society 2019 Award Winners


Type 2 Endoleak with an Enlarging Aortic Sac Predisposes to Development of Type 1a Endoleak

Christine L. Eden, Graham W. Long, Matthew Major, Diane
Studzinski, O. William Brown

From: Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, MI


Allogenic Mesenchymal Stem Cells Induce Regulatory T-Cells and Suppresses Aneurysm Inflammation: Interim Results of the Phase I ARREST Trial

Katherin Leckie, Linden L. Green, Justin R. King, Keisin S. Wang, MD, Raghu L. Motaganahalli, Andres Fajardo, Michael P. Murphy, John G. Maijub

From: Division of Vascular Surgery, IU School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN


False-Negative Upper Extremity Ultrasound in the Initial Evaluation of Patients with Suspected Subclavian Vein Thrombosis Due to Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (Paget-Schroetter Syndrome)

Evan R. Brownie, Ahmmad A. Abuirqeba, J Westley Ohman, Brian G. Rubin, Robert W. Thompson
From: Washington University School of Medicine



Risk of Lower Extremity Amputation Revision Adjusting for the Competing Risk of Death in Patients with Peripheral Vascular Disease

Sarah E. Severance, Giorgos Bakoyannis, Ben L. Zarzaur, Gary W. Lemmon
From: Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN

Midwestern Vascular Society 2018 Award Winner


A Frailty Based Risk Score Predicts Morbidity and Mortality After Elective Endovascular Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm Repair

Donald Harris, Jon Matsumura, Paul Dimusto

From:  University of Wisconsin Hospital, Madison, WI


Thirty-days and One-year Outcome of Patients Treated for Acute Limb Ischemia – A Single Center Analysis

Martina S. Drexler, Ziad Al-Adas, Daniyal Abbas, Nourdeen Houssini, Loay Kabbani, Mitchell R. Weaver, Judith C. Lin, Timothy J. Nypaver, Alexander Shepard
From: Vascular Surgery, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI

Midwestern Vascular Society 2017 Award Winners

Molly N. Schieber
Gait is Improved, But Not Restored in Peripheral Artery Disease Following Revascularization

Molly N. Schieber, Sara A. Myers, PhD, Jason Johanning, MD, Ben Senderling, Sarah Baker, Hernan Hernandez, MD, Iraklis I. Pipinos, MD

From: Department of Biomechanics, University of Nebraska at Omaha, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Omaha Veterans’ Affairs Medical Center, Omaha, NE

Ashley Gutwein and Shihunan Keisin Wang
Osteopontin is Elevated in AAA and May Drive Disease Progression

Ashley Gutwein, Shihuan Keisin Wang, MD, Linden Green, PhD, Praveen Kusumanchi, PhD, Andres Fajardo, MD, Raghu Motaganahalli, MD, Michael Murphy, MD

From: Division of Vascular Surgery, IU School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN

Danielle C. Sutzko
Clinical outcomes after Varicose Vein Procedures in Octogenarians within the Vascular Quality Initiative Varicose Vein Registry (VQI VVR)

Danielle C. Sutzko, MD, Andrew S. Kimball, MD, Margaret E. Smith, MD, Andrea T. Obi, MD, Thomas W. Wakefield, MD, Nicholas H. Osborne, MD

From: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Ziad Al Adas
Contrast-induced Nephropathy after Peripheral Vascular Interventions: Long-term Renal Outcome and Risk Factors for Progressive Renal Dysfunction

Ziad Al Adas, MD, Kevin Lodewyk, David Robinson, Sheraz Qureshi, MD, Loay Kabbani, MD, Alexander Shepard, MD, Mitchell Weaver, MD, Timothy J. Nypaver, MD.

From: Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, MI

Midwestern Vascular Society 2016 Award Winners

Richa Kalsi
Minority Race is Independently Associated with Need for Late Intervention in Medically Managed Type B Aortic Dissection

Richa Kalsi, Scarlett Hao, Donald G. Harris, MD, Oussama Benalla, Zaid A. Naseer, Ilynn Bulatao, MD, Charles B. Drucker, MD, Abhishek Bhardwaj, MD, Andres Fajardo, MD, Robert S. Crawford, MD
From: University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, Division of Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, and Division of Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN

Molly Schieber
Muscular Strength Characteristics at the Ankle Are Altered by Peripheral Artery Disease

Molly Schieber, Ryan M. Hasenkamp, Nick Stergiou, PhD, Jason M. Johanning, MD, Iraklis I. Pipinos, MD, Sara A. Myers, PhD
From: Department of Biomechanics, University of Nebraska at Omaha, Omaha, NE, Department of Surgery, Veterans Affairs Medical Center of Nebraska and Western Iowa, Omaha, NE and Department of Surgery, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE

Mayin Lin, DO, MPH
Evaluation of Thrombolysis Utilizing Tissue Plasminogen Activator in Femoral Popliteal Deep Vein Thrombosis

Mayin Lin, DO, MPH, John CF Hsieh*, MPH, Mian Hanif, MD, Alan McDaniel, MD, and David K Chew, MD
Mercy Medical Center/ Iowa Heart Center, Des Moines, IA and *Iowa State University, Ames, IA

Katherine M. Holzem
Fifteen Year Experience with Endovascular Repair of Popliteal Artery Aneurysms

Katherine M. Holzem, Senthil N. Jayarajan, MD, Patrick J. Geraghty, MD, Luis A. Sanchez, MD, Jeffrey Jim, MD
From: Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO

Midwestern Vascular Society 2015 Award Winners

Crystal M. Kavanagh, MD
Hybrid-Based External Iliac Endarterectomy with Stenting Provides Superior Primary Patency Compared to External Iliac Artery Stenting Alone

Crystal M. Kavanagh, MD, Keith D. Langlois, MD, Michael J. Heidenreich, MD, Abdulhameed Aziz, MD
From: St. Joseph Mercy, Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, MI

Daniel Dansdill
Synthetic, Organic Compound Poloxamer-188 Potentiates Action of Heparin and Tissue Plasminogen Activator

Daniel Dansdill, Walter Jeske, PhD, Debra Hoppensteadt, PhD, Martin Emanuele, Jawed Fareed, PhD, Jae S. Cho, MD
From: Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL and Mast Therapeutics, San Diego, CA

Dustin Y. Yoon, MD
More Filters, More Problems in Distal Deep Vein Thromboses

Dustin Y. Yoon, MD, Katherine Teter, MD, Ahsun Riaz, MD, Ashley Vavra, MD, Melina Kibbe, MD, William Pearce, MD, Mark Eskandari, MD, Robert Lewandowski, MD, Mark Morasch, MD, Heron E. Rodriguez, MD
From: Vascular Surgery, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL

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