Kaufman earned his medical degree at Boston University School of Medicine and was a resident and chief resident in radiology at Boston City Hospital/The University Hospital. He has received a range of academic and hospital appointments throughout his career, particularly in Boston and Portland.
2012 Leaders in Innovation Award
This year's Leaders in Innovation Award was presented to Michael D. Dake, M.D., professor of cardiothoracic surgery and medical director of the catheterization and angiography laboratories at Stanford Medical Center, Stanford, Calif. The Leaders in Innovation Award acknowledges individuals who have conceptualized and implemented an idea such as a device, technique, approach or clinical practice model that has a significant improvement upon the quality of patient care or the economics of interventional practice. Dake was honored for his pioneering work in the development and clinical integration of stent grafts, particularly with thoracic aortic aneurysms and dissections, into clinical practice. He has been the principal investigator in numerous landmark trials, including the trials leading to the approval of thoracic aortic stent grafts, stent grafts for the treatment of femoral artery occlusive disease and recently the use of drug-eluting stents for femoral atherosclerotic disease.
He has served in numerous SIR leadership positions, including as a member of the ethics, technology assessment and biliary reporting committees and as chair of the society's technology assessment subcommittee for the study of endovascular
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