• Exploring the Link Between DVT and Cancer

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    José A. Diaz, M.D.

    José Antonio Diaz, M.D., a research investigator in the Department of Surgery Section of Vascular Surgery, has been studying the mechanisms of Deep Vein Thrombosis, or DVT, for more than five years at the University of Michigan.

    Born, and trained in vascular surgery, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Diaz moved to the U.S. and in 2006 did a two-year fellowship in Vascular Biology at the U-M, eventually becoming part of the research faculty in the Conrad Jobst Vascular Research Laboratories (CJVRL). The CJVRL are state-of-the-art research facilities occupying 4,900 square feet in the North Campus Research Complex. The major topics of research at CJVRL include inflammation, venous thrombosis, vascular inflammation, thrombus resolution, abdominal aneurysms and medical device testing.

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  • James C. Stanley awarded the Society of Vascular Surgery’s highest honor

    Posted on October 22nd, 2012 admin No comments

    James C. Stanley, MDLifetime achievement award follows establishment of professorship

    Earlier this year, James C. Stanley (M.D. 1964, Residency 1972) was awarded the Society of Vascular Surgery’s highest honor, its lifetime achievement award. After more than 40 years as a celebrated surgeon, researcher and administrator, Stanley’s curriculum vitae is longer than some novels. But reflecting recently on the many important positions he has held, and on his accomplishments both inside and outside the operating room, Stanley credits his success to more than just dedication and hard work.

    “The adage that serendipity is important is an understatement,” he says. “You have to be very receptive to new opportunities, rather than viewing change as an obstacle.”
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  • University of Michigan Vascular Surgeons help issue “call to action”

    Posted on November 22nd, 2010 admin No comments

    Peter K. Henke, M.D., Doan Professor of Vascular Surgery, recently led the proceedings of the Pacific Vascular Symposium 6, which issued a call to action to the international vascular surgery community toward battling venous ulcers.
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  • Lazar Greenfield, MD, is the recipient of the 2010 Jacobson Innovation Award

    Posted on June 6th, 2010 admin No comments

    WASHINGTON, DC: Lazar J. Greenfield, MD, FACS, Ann Arbor, MI, is the recipient of the 16th Jacobson Innovation Award of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). The Jacobson Award, which honors living surgeons who have been innovators of a new development or technique in any field of surgery, was presented to Dr. Greenfield on June […]

  • March 17, 2010: American Medical Association Foundation Honors U-M student for leadership

    Posted on March 17th, 2010 admin No comments

    Brandon WojcikUniversity of Michigan student Brandon M. Wojcik is one of only 20
    medical students nationwide to receive the 2010 Leadership Award from
    the American Medical Association Foundation for outstanding non-clinical
    leadership skills in advocacy, community service and education. Wojcik,
    a Saranac, Mich. native who is in his second year pursuing a career in
    surgery at the University of Michigan Medical School, says this award
    comes with the responsibility to continue to foster new leadership and
    involvement amongst younger students in the programs in which he’s
    passionately involved. Read more

  • U-M Cardiovascular Center Hosts Free Blood Clot Screening

    Posted on March 5th, 2010 admin No comments

    March is DVT Awareness Month. On March 12, the U-M Section of Vascular Surgery is sponsoring a free DVT screening with an ultrasound examination of the legs and the opportunity to speak to a doctor who specializes in vein health for those whom believe they may be at risk for vein problems. Read full article…

  • February 15, 2010: U-M residents win 2010 Servier Travelling Fellowship at the Venus Forum

    Posted on February 15th, 2010 admin No comments

    Barry DeatrickChris Pannucci

    Drs. Barry Deatrick and Chris Pannucci were winners of the 2010 Servier Travelling Fellowship from the American Venous Forum. The French pharmaceutical company Servier sponsors the Travelling Fellowship each year. The two winners were selected by the AVF membership at their 22nd annual meeting.
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  • John R. Pfeifer, MD Remembered

    Posted on July 19th, 2009 admin No comments

    John R. We regret to note the recent passing of Jack Pfeifer, MD, a pioneer in Vascular Surgery. While Jack retired from practice in October 2007, he remained an active mentor to his former students. Dr. Pfeifer was internationally known for his expertise and passion for Vascular Surgery, as well as for his endearing personality. His colleagues looked up to him and thoroughly enjoyed working with him, and he will be missed by all.

    The family wishes all charitable donations to go to ‘The John R. Pfeifer Surgical Professorship’ at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor MI. This can be done via check or credit card. Checks should be made out to the University of Michigan and the memo should read ‘In Memory of John R. Pfeifer, MD.’ It can be mailed to:

    University of Michigan
    Surgery Development, Attn: Greg Witbeck
    1500 E. Medical Center Drive
    2110 Taubman Center
    Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5346
    (800) 588-5844

  • May 20, 2009 — U-M vascular surgeon, John E. Rectenwald, M.D. volunteers to treat soldiers

    Posted on May 20th, 2009 admin No comments

    John E. Rectenwald, M.D., has volunteered to fill a slot in the surgery rotation at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center at Ramstein Air Base in Germany where many soldiers injured in Iraq and Afghanistan are treated.

    Rectenwald says he wants to help the men and women serving in the U.S. military. “As a vascular surgeon I have the training to help these wounded soldiers in a unique way,” says Rectenwald, 39, who is also an assistant professor of surgery and assistant professor of radiology at the U-M Medical School.

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