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Vascular Disease Foundation Seeking Nominations for Jacobson Award

admin - January 25, 2011

According to a press release dated today, the Vascular Disease Foundation (VDF) is looking for nominations for the 2011 Julius H. Jacobson II Award for Physician Excellence. The deadline for nominations is Friday, February 11.

Named for the doctor who pioneered microsurgery, being the first to bring a microscope into the operating room, Dr. Jacobson’s work led to coronary artery surgery and limb implementation. The VDF annually gives this award to recognize other doctors who have given outstanding contributions to physician education, leadership, or vascular disease care.

Criteria for each candidate are as follows:

  • A licensed physician in good standing.
  • Made significant contributions advancing the science or clinical practice for the prevention and treatment of vascular disease or made exceptional contributions to vascular education programs, either to health professionals or patients.
  • Recognized for personal and professional integrity.
  • Not a current member of the Board of Directors of the Vascular Disease Foundation.

The recipient of the 2010 award was Jack L. Cronenwett, MD, Professor of Surgery at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. Dr. Cronenwett ran a vascular surgery fellowship, initiated a vascular residency for new medical school graduates, served as President of the Association of Program Directors in Vascular Surgery, and designed a modern curriculum in the specialty.

You can learn more about the 2010 winner, find out how download a 2011 nomination form, and/or read this press release in full at

Life Line Screening supports vascular health and is a proud sponsor of the Vascular Disease Foundation.


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