October 21, 2005

Alumnus award recognizes Churchwell’s achievements

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Andre Churchwell, M.D.

Alumnus award recognizes Churchwell’s achievements

Andre Churchwell, M.D., assistant clinical professor of Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Meharry Medical College, has been named the 2005 Walter R. Murray Jr. Distinguished Alumnus. The award, given by the Association of Vanderbilt Black Alumni, recognizes lifetime achievements in personal, professional and community arenas.

Churchwell, a partner with Page-Campbell Cardiology Group, graduated magna cum laude in biomedical engineering in 1975 from Vanderbilt University. He received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School in 1979, and later completed his internship, residency and cardiology fellowship at Emory University School of Medicine and affiliated hospitals in Atlanta. He was the first African-American chief medical resident at Grady Memorial Hospital.

Named the Emory University School of Medicine Resident Alumni Distinguished Achievement Award winner in 2004, Churchwell also received the J. Willis Hurst Award for Best Clinical Teacher in 1991 from Emory and for the past nine years has been named one of the nation's top cardiologists in “The Best Doctors in America.”

Churchwell is the brother of Vanderbilt physicians Keith Churchwell, M.D., director of the Page-Campbell Heart Institute at Vanderbilt and assistant clinical professor of Medicine, and Kevin Churchwell, M.D., chief of staff/associate medical director for the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt and associate professor of Pediatrics and Anesthesiology.