Gore announces Pioneers in Performance winners for Latin America


Gore has announced the launch of the Pioneers in Performance for Latin America awards programme with the 2013 winners. The announcement was made at the Congresso Internacional Cirurgia Endovascular 2013 (CICE) conference in São Paulo, Brazil.

This is the first year that Gore has introduced the award to the Latin American vascular community which includes physicians practising in Mexico and the countries across Central and South America. The winners can be viewed by visiting pioneersinperformance.com/la. These physicians have been selected by their peers 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.

Physicians were chosen across four major categories that reflect a strong and ongoing commitment to improving clinical and patient performance through collaboration. Nominees have demonstrated collaboration as it relates to improving patient and clinical performance: a commitment to ongoing learning, dedication to sharing knowledge with peers and patients, dedication to creating consensus within the medical community, and a dedication to analysis of outcomes.


The winners

  • Commitment to ongoing learning: Pierre Galvagni Silveira, Brasil
  • Dedication to sharing knowledge with peers and patients: Gustavo Rubio Arguello, Mexico
  • Dedication to creating consensus within the medical community: Arno Von Ristow, MD, Brasil
  • Dedication to analysis of clinical outcomes: Alberto Munoz, Colombia


Juan Parodi of Argentina is a member of the Pioneers in Performance nominating academy and one of the first physicians to ever receive the honour of Pioneer in Performance, in 2009. “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,” said Parodi.

“The vascular community in Latin America has greatly influenced endovascular and vascular therapy, beginning with one of the original pioneers of endovascular aortic repair, Argentina’s Parodi, whose achievement brought the groundbreaking treatment to patients 20 years ago,” said Ryan Takeuchi, Gore Aortic Business leader. “We are thrilled to introduce our Pioneers in Performance programme to this deserving group of physicians dedicated to driving medical innovation and improving clinical and patient outcomes across Mexico and South and Central America. We congratulate our winners and look forward to honouring this important community in future programmes.”