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Dr. Michael Weingarten Receives Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching

June 2, 2017

Michael Weingarten, MD, MBA, FACS, professor and chief of vascular surgery, recently received the 2017 Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching.

The Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching is made possible by a generous grant from the Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation. Each year the award is given to two Drexel University professors who demonstrate an outstanding commitment to the life, the mind and the well-being of students. Nominations are made by the colleges and schools, and the two recipients are selected by the Provost and Deans.

Michael Weingarten, MD, MBA

Michael Weingarten, MD, MBA

"Dr. Weingarten is a consummate physician and educator who has inspired medical students for decades through his unrivaled surgical expertise as well as his thoughtful and compassionate bedside care for patients," said Daniel V. Schidlow, MD, Walter H. and Leonore Annenberg Dean and senior vice president of medical affairs.

Weingarten joined the College of Medicine in 2001. As a course director and educational leader, he's created innovative programs for Drexel students including "Business of Health Care," one of the earliest longitudinal medical school curricular programs. Considered to be ahead of his time as a physician, Weingarten earned his MBA degree and quickly became a pioneer in health care economics.

Weingarten is also an accomplished researcher. Most recently, he collaborated with investigators from Drexel's School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems and the College of Nursing and Health Professions on a $3 million, NIH-funded project studying the effectiveness of ultrasound in chronic wound healing.

Dr. Weingarten's many accomplishments were recognized at this year's College of Medicine commencement. "He leads by example, holding himself and his students to the highest standards of knowledge, skills and patient care," said Dean Schidlow "He gives back not only as an educator but also in service to patients both locally and globally."