Gregorio Sicard, MD, a professor emeritus of surgery at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has received the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society for Vascular Surgery. The award is the highest honor bestowed by the society each year.
Sicard was on the faculty for more than three decades at Washington University. He started the vascular surgery section in 1983, the first year the American Board of Surgery certification in vascular surgery became available. Under Sicard’s leadership, the section grew from performing fewer than 300 procedures annually to becoming a globally recognized center in endovascular patient care and research. He retired in 2015.
Founded in 1946, the Society for Vascular Surgery includes more than 5,800 vascular surgeons and health-care workers worldwide. See more information on Sicard’s award here.