Honoring the Cornerstones of Collaboration Globally

Each year, distinguished physicians worldwide are honored with the Pioneers in Performance Awards sponsored by W. L. Gore & Associates (Gore). These physicians are recognized for their unrelenting dedication to advancing vascular and endovascular therapy and minimally invasive treatment options for patients worldwide, including aortic and lower-limb bypass and dialysis access surgery.

It was a great honor for me to be acknowledged by a leading medical company in our field such as Gore, especially in one of the first years and together with prominent colleagues.

- Eric Verhoeven, 2010 Pioneers in Performance award recipient

Nominees for these prestigious awards are selected by their peers – the past recipients of the Pioneers in Performance awards – for having demonstrated a strong and ongoing commitment to improving clinical and patient performance through active collaboration.

To have recognition is a big reward. When the recognition comes from qualified colleagues it represents a big deal in your life as a physician and human being.
The idea is to show young colleagues that a good performance is possible and persistence and hard work gives you the chance to use your creativity on new achievements.

- Dr. Juan Parodi, 2009 Pioneers in Performance award recipient

Nominees are selected in four categories that represent the four cornerstones of collaboration driving clinical performance:

  1. Commitment to ongoing learning
  2. Dedication to sharing knowledge with peers and patients
  3. Dedication to creating consensus within the medical community
  4. Dedication to analysis of clinical outcomes

Ultimately, honorees are selected through popular vote by the clinical community and not by the program’s sponsor.

For more information and images from the Pioneers in Performance program in various regions around the world, please select a region.