Saha Awards for Aortic Research, Education, and Clinical Care
2021 Saha Aortic Center Awards
Saha Aortic Center Award in Research
Jonathan F. Wenk, PhD received a 2021 Saha Aortic Center Award in recognition of his innovative contributions to the field of aortic research. As an Associate Professor of Bioengineering and Biomechanics, Dr. Wenk has led a team working to create a computer simulation that will help predict the progression of type B aortic dissection in patients. This work has the potential to help surgeons know which patients will stabilize without a need for surgery vs which patients will benefit from early surgical repair.
Saha Aortic Center Award in Education
Roberto G. Aru, MD received a 2021 Saha Aortic Center Award in recognition of his tremendous contributions in the field of aortic education. As a general surgery resident, Dr. Aru has been recognized as an excellent teacher about aortic and vascular disease for fellow residents, as well as medical students. Dr. Aru has also made a tremendous impact in education of society as a whole, leading the initiative to write multiple case reports about aortic and vascular disease, enhancing education for the entire medical community.
Saha Aortic Center Award in Clinical Care
Melissa L. Jones, RN, BSN received a 2021 Saha Aortic Center Award in recognition of her selfless dedication to patient care. Melissa Jones has been commended by multiple patients who stated that her careful attention to details ensured that they received the best care for their aortic disease. Melissa Jones always puts her patients first, responding quickly to their needs. Melissa Jones is an indispensable member of the comprehensive team that is necessary to people with provide care for people with complex aortic disease.