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Gore Joins Vascular and Endovascular Community in Honoring 2016 “Pioneers in Performance” in Europe

W. L. Gore & Associates (Gore) joined with leaders across the vascular and endovascular community in honoring four European physicians as Pioneers in Performance . The biennial award acknowledges exceptional work in the field of vascular and endovascular therapy, including aortic and lower-limb bypass and dialysis access surgery.

Selected by past award recipients in four categories that corresponded with different aspects of clinical collaboration, each winner was selected through popular vote. By submitting for the nominee of their choice on , the broader medical community chose to recognize the following 2016 honorees on the evening of Tuesday, April 26 at the Gore MEDICAL MASTERY Learning Center at the Charing Cross International Symposium in London.

Commitment to Ongoing Learning :

  • Amman Bolia, MD, Consultant Radiologist, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, Leicester, UK

Dedication to Sharing Knowledge with Peers and Patients :

  • Jean-Baptiste Ricco MD, PhD, Professor of Vascular Surgery, University Hospital of Poitiers, Poitiers, France

Dedication to Creating Consensus within the Medical Community :

  • Hans van Overhagen, MD, PhD, EBIR, Department of Radiology, Haga Teaching Hospital, The Hague, The Netherlands

Dedication to Analysis of Clinical Outcomes:

  • Martin Malina, MD, PhD, Vascular and Endovascular Surgeon Consultant, Malmo University Hospital, Malmo, Sweden

Dr. Ross Naylor, a past recipient of the award, noted, “The Pioneers in Performance award program offers a unique opportunity for the vascular community to recognize its own. The exemplarily individuals receiving this year’s award encompass the true spirit of innovation. Congratulations to all of this year’s honorees.”

“The Pioneers in Performance program brings together physicians from all corners of the globe to recognize their fellow physicians for their unwavering dedication to advancing vascular and endovascular therapy and minimally invasive treatment options for patients worldwide,” said Ryan Takeuchi, Gore Aortic Business Leader. “We congratulate and thank this year’s honorees and nominees for their part in driving the industry forward and enhancing the patient experience.”

About W. L. Gore & Associates

At Gore Medical, we have provided creative therapeutic solutions to complex medical problems for 40 years. During that time, 40 million innovative Gore Medical Devices have been implanted, saving and improving the quality of lives worldwide. Our extensive family of products includes vascular grafts, endovascular and interventional devices, surgical meshes for hernia and soft tissue reconstruction, staple line reinforcement materials, and sutures for use in vascular, cardiac, and general surgery. We are one of a select few companies to appear on all of the U.S. “100 Best Companies to Work For” lists since the rankings debuted in 1984. For more information, visit


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