North Carolina Surgeon Wins Award to Improve Treatment Decisions for Peripheral Artery Disease

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Vascular Cures has named Matthew Corriere, M.D., at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, N.C., as its 2014 Wylie Scholar in Academic Vascular Surgery. The $150,000 multi-year grant, co-sponsored by the Society for Vascular Surgery, was awarded to support Dr. Corriere's research to develop decision-making tools that incorporate patient input as well as clinician observation when treating peripheral artery disease (PAD).

Corriere's goal is to build a vascular research program based on evaluation of treatment decisions, with novel approaches integrating clinical evidence with patient-centered perspectives. "By developing approaches and tools that facilitate shared decision-making between patients and providers, I believe there is enormous potential to impact the way that we care for patients with PAD," said Corriere. This area of investigation is important and highly relevant to the rapidly changing health care environment that increasingly focuses on patient-centered care, but simultaneously demands greater value. To learn more about Dr. Corriere's work click here.

Vascular Cures' Wylie Scholar Program provides financial assistance to outstanding surgeons at the early stage of their careers, to help them develop as academic vascular surgeon-scientists. Vascular Cures has advanced breakthrough research since 1982.