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1999 Wylie Scholar
Section Chief, Vascular Surgery
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

Dr. Powell is currently leading an international clinical trial to evaluate a new type of stent for patients with advanced peripheral artery disease (PAD). He also is working on two clinical trials involving gene and stem cell therapies to prevent limb amputation in patients with advanced peripheral artery disease or critical limb ischemia.

Dr. Powell’s research for the Wylie Scholar Award laid the foundation for further studies in atherosclerosis, growing new blood vessels (angiogenesis), and renarrowing of a blood vessel after angioplasty and stenting. His work involved investigating blood vessel dysfunction and growth to treat ischemic heart disease and critical limb ischemia.

Dr. Powell’s Wylie Scholar award led to obtaining multiple NIH grants, building a vascular research laboratory at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, and becoming Section Chief of Vascular Surgery.