UW Medicine physicians Mark Meissner and Benjamin Starnes were among five North American doctors honored Nov. 15 with awards in therapies involving blood vessels.
The "Pioneers in Performance" awards are sponsored by W. L. Gore & Associates, which manufactures devices and grafts used in vascular and endovascular procedures.
The awards honor exceptional work in the field of vascular and endovascular therapy, including aortic and lower-limb bypass and dialysis access surgery.
Meissner, a professor of surgery at the University of Washington School of Medicine, received the award for "dedication to creating consensus within the medical community."
Starnes, a UW professor of surgery and chief of the Division of Vascular Surgery, was honored for "dedication to analysis of clinical outcomes."