October 28, 2010

VU School of Engineering honors Churchwell

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Andre Churchwell, M.D., received a Distinguished Alumnus Award from Vanderbilt’s School of Engineering. (photo by Joe Howell)

VU School of Engineering honors Churchwell

Vanderbilt Heart & Vascular Institute cardiologist Andre Churchwell, M.D., received a Distinguished Alumnus Award from Vanderbilt's School of Engineering during the School's annual Engineering Celebration Dinner held Oct. 21 at the University's Student Life Center.

W. Hibbett Neel Jr. and J. Roy Wauford Jr., both engineers, also received the award.

The School of Engineering Distinguished Alumnus Award recognizes distinguished achievement, significant service and excellent character.

Churchwell graduated magna cum laude and Tau Beta Pi 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.

Churchwell is associate dean for Diversity in Graduate Medical Education and Faculty Affairs at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and holds faculty appointments in Medicine and Biomedical Engineering.

Churchwell serves on the biomedical engineering department's industry/practitioner advisory board.

He has received numerous awards and honors and has been named one of the nation's top cardiologists in “The Best Doctors in America.”

“I was flattered by this award, and like most of the successes in my life, it is directly tied to my parents and their influence,” Churchwell said.

As distinguished alumni, Churchwell, Neel and Wauford become members of the School of Engineering Academy of Distinguished Alumni.