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.

MVSS Disparities Research Award

The MVSS Disparities Research Award is presented to the trainee or medical student with the most outstanding full-length research presentation related to healthcare disparities at the MVSS Annual Meeting.

This award supports research on healthcare disparities with the goal of equity in access to excellent care and outcomes regardless of race/ethnicity, sex/gender, sexual identity/orientation, disability status, age, socioeconomic status and geographic location.

2023 Award Winners

D. Emerick Szilagyi Award

Shernaz Dossabhoy, MD

Preoperative Proteinuria Independently Predicts Mortality After Fenestrated Endovascular Aneurysm Repair

From: Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA

Charles C. Guthrie Award

Humraaz Samra, MD
Vasculogenic Mesodermal Cells Derived from Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells Improve Limb Perfusion And Decrease Necrosis In Murine Models Of Hindlimb Ischemia

From: Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN

John R. Pfeifer Best Venous Paper Award

Celeste Murtha
A Cadaveric Study Evaluating Intraluminal Abnormalities of The Left Common Iliac Vein

From: Kansas City University, Overland Park, KS

DEI Disparities Research Award

Nalani Wakinekona
Reporting And Analysis of Race in Vascular Surgery Research

From: Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

Best Poster Award

Shourya Verma
A Comparison Of CostPlusDrugs and Traditional Prescription Options for Vascular Medications

From: Michigan State University, Troy, MI

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