A $500,000 gift from an anonymous donor will help create an endowed chair named for Dr. George Vetrovec, professor of medicine and director of the Adult Catheterization Laboratory at the VCU Pauley Heart Center. The VCU Glasgow Endowment will match the gift, making it a $1 million endowed chair.
“This will serve as a wonderful tribute to Dr. Vetrovec and ensure his legacy at the VCU Pauley Heart Center on the MCV campus,” said Dr. Kenneth Ellenbogen, chair of the Cardiology Division, Pauley Heart Center.
Dr. Vetrovec is internationally known for his research on coronary artery disease. He has authored or co-authored more than 200 papers, eight book chapters and has edited two texts on interventional cardiology. He has also served on numerous cardiovascular journal editorial boards and has served as a consultant to the FDA New Cardiovascular Devices Panel. He has received several honors, including the National Award of Merit in 1991 and the Richmond Golden Heart Award in 1997.