Mitchell Goldman, MD, Assistant Dean for Research and retired vascular surgeon, received the Rudolph Matas Award from the Southern Association for Vascular Surgeons for a lifetime of excellence, achievement and contributions to the field of Vascular Surgery, and service to the organization. Dr. Matas has been called the "Father of Vascular Surgery" and the Rudolph Matas Award was initiated in 2004.
The Rudolph Matas Award is the highest award bestowed by the Southern Association for Vascular Surgery. In the 41-year history of the Association, only 13 members have been honored with the Matas Award. Dr. Goldman has served the Southern Association for Vascular Surgery in many capacities with distinction, most notably as its 28th President. His basic research, clinical investigations, mentorship, and leadership in the field of vascular surgery are widely known and respected. At The University of Tennessee Medical Center, Dr. Goldman assisted Kimball Maull, former Surgery Chair, in re-building an accredited Surgery program including education, research, a kidney transplant program and a vascular surgery program. Dr. Goldman performed the first kidney transplant at the medical center in 1985, which still has the only kidney transplant program in Knoxville. Dr. Goldman went on to serve as Chair of Surgery for more than 15 years from 1998-2015.
Posted May 18, 2017
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