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Ferrario Receives Distinguished Alumnus Award from Cleveland Clinic Foundation Alumni Association

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center hypertension specialist Carlos M. Ferrario, M.D., has been named the 2006 recipient of the Cleveland Clinic Foundation Alumni Association’s Distinguished Alumnus Award.

The awards ceremony will be held Friday, June 9 in Cleveland at the organization’s annual staff dinner.

Ferrario, professor of surgical sciences and physiology and pharmacology is Dewitt Cordell professor of surgical research and director of the Hypertension and Vascular Disease Center at Wake Forest Baptist.

The award was established in 1977. Ferrario is its 18th recipient.

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Media Contacts: Jim Steele, jsteele@wfubmc.edu, Shannon Koontz, shkoontz@wfubmc.edu, or Karen Richardson, krchrdsn@wfubmc.edu, at (336) 716-4587.

Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center is an academic health system comprised of North Carolina Baptist Hospital and Wake Forest University Health Sciences, which operates the university’s School of Medicine. The system comprises 1,187 acute care, psychiatric, rehabilitation and long-term care beds and is consistently ranked as one of “America’s Best Hospitals” by U.S. News & World Report.


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