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Dr. Anton Sidawy Receives Prestigious Award from Vascular Disease Foundation

WASHINGTON (Oct. 19, 2011)—Anton Sidawy, M.D., M.P.H., professor of Surgery in the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences, received the President’s Award for Leadership, one of four annual awards from the Vascular Disease Foundation (VDF). The awards were presented at the foundation’s eighth annual meeting in Washington, DC. The President’s Award for Leadership honors Dr. Sidawy’s commitment to VDF’s mission of increasing awareness of vascular disease and improving vascular health.

“The President’s Awards for Vision, Leadership, Inspiration, and Partnership show our appreciation for the extraordinary initiatives to support the foundation’s efforts to increase awareness of vascular disease and enhance patient lives,” said Dr. Robert McClafferty, M.D., president of the Vascular Disease Foundation, in a statement about the awards.

Dr. Sidawy serves as the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Vascular Surgery and is a former president of the Society for Vascular Surgery. Dr. Sidawy has been a member of the board of directors of VDF since 2003 and served as its president from 2006 to 2010.

“We are pleased that Dr. Sidawy has been recognized by the Vascular Disease Foundation for his leadership and commitment to improving awareness of vascular disease. As an academic and a mentor for the next generation of medical professionals, Dr. Sidawy’s efforts educating students,  physicians, and the public about the risks, prevention and treatment of vascular disease are remarkable,” said Dr. Jeffrey S. Akman, Interim Vice Provost for Health Affairs and Dean, School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

Dr. Sidawy is also an alumnus of the GW School of Public Health and Health Services where he received his M.P.H in 1999.

About The Vascular Disease Foundation:

The Colorado-based Vascular Disease Foundation is the only national non-profit organization with the sole purpose of educating the public about vascular diseases. It is the most trusted source of credible, scientific and non-biased information on vascular diseases. For more information, call (888) VDF-4INFO or (888) 833-4463 or visit our Web site at

About the GW School of Medicine and Health Services: Founded in 1825, the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) was the first medical school in the nation’s capital and is the 11th oldest in the country. Working together in our nation’s capital, with integrity and resolve, the GW SMHS is committed to improving the health and well-being of our local, national and global communities.