Sean J. English, MD, an assistant professor of surgery at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has been named the 2017 Wylie Scholar by Vascular Cures, a nonprofit organization that works to advance research in vascular disease.
In its 21st year, the Wylie Scholar program awards early-career vascular surgeon-scientists in North America who have demonstrated promise for innovative research. English studies abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) disease and its associated rupture. Patients who undergo ruptured AAA repair historically have about a 50 percent survival rate. English is developing novel imaging techniques to diagnose, survey, treat and prevent the disease process and its associated complications.
The award, co-sponsored by the Society for Vascular Surgery Foundation, includes a three-year, $150,000 grant to support research.