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LA BioMed investigator honored for research and teaching

Carlos E. Donayre, M.D., elected to distinguished fellows status, Society for Vascular Surgery

LA BioMed

LOS ANGELES (August 19, 2009) - Carlos E. Donayre, MD, a researcher at the Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center (LA BioMed), has been elected to distinguished fellow status of the Society for Vascular Surgery® (SVS).

Dr. Donayre's election was based upon his scholarly research activities, creative professional activities and broadly recognized teaching excellence, according to SVS.

Dr. Donayre has been a principal investigator or sub-investigator in 21 commercially-sponsored clinical studies and six commercially-sponsored basic science studies. He is credited with 87 peer-reviewed publications, 29 book chapters and as co-editor of "Endoluminal Vascular Prostheses." Dr. Donayre is a professor of surgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles.

He also is on staff in the department of surgery at the Professional Staff Association of Los Angeles, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. In 2004, he received the Faculty Teacher of the Year Award/Department of Surgery Award from Harbor-UCLA Medical Center.

In addition to his dedication to the SVS, Dr. Donayre is involved with the American College of Surgeons, American Venous Forum, International Society for Endovascular Surgery, Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery, Southern California Vascular Surgical Society and the Western Vascular Society.


SVS is a not-for-profit association that seeks to advance excellence and innovation in vascular health through education, advocacy, research and public awareness. SVS is the national advocate for 3,000 vascular surgeons dedicated to the prevention and cure of vascular disease.

About LA BioMed

Founded in 1952, LA BioMed at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center is one of the country's largest nonprofit independent biomedical research institutes. It conducts biomedical research, trains young scientists and provides community services, including childhood immunization and nutrition assistance. The institute's researchers conduct studies in such areas as cardiovascular disease, emerging infections, cancer, diabetes, kidney disease, dermatology, reproductive health, vaccine development, respiratory disorders, inherited illnesses and neonatology. LA BioMed is academically affiliated with the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. For more information, please visit our website at

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