Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award

Dr. Stefano Sdringola-Maranga

Dr. Stefano Sdringola-Maranga

Dr. Stefano Sdringola-Maranga, professor of internal medicine, is the 2012 recipient of the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award presented by the Arnold P. Gold Foundation.

The Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award annually honors faculty who are exemplary in their compassion and sensitivity in the delivery of care to patients and their families, who administer scientifically excellent clinical care, and who serve as role models to students.

Sdringola-Maranga, holder of the Weatherhead Distinguished Chair of Heart Diseases, joined the Medical School in 2000 as an assistant professor of medicine. He received his medical degree (cum laude) from the University of Perugia (Italy) in 1990 and completed his residency and fellowship training at The University of Texas Medical School at Houston.

Board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases, Interventional Cardiology, and Nuclear Cardiology, he is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology, fellow of the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, a member of the American Medical Association, Texas Medical Association, and Albo dei Medici Chirurghi di Perugia-Italy.

Sdringola-Maranga’s clinical interests are primary and secondary prevention of ischemic coronary artery disease and hyperlipidemia management, non-invasive management of stable coronary atherosclerosis. His areas of expertise are coronary atherosclerosis stabilization and regression, acute coronary syndromes, interventional cardiology, cardiology intensive care, and nuclear cardiology (PET and SPECT). Sdringola-Maranga has an active interest in research related to preventing and reversing coronary atherosclerosis. He treats patients at the UT Physicians Cardiology Office in the Texas Medical Center, 6410 Fannin.

Fluent in English, Spanish, French, and Italian, he is the author of more than 100 manuscripts in peer reviewed and international journals, published 56 abstracts, 40 publications, five review articles and several book chapters.

He has been honored with the Dean’s Teaching Excellence Award for several years; he has been elected twice cardiology fellowship Teacher of the Year, and received the nomination of Physician of the Year Award by Memorial Hermann Hospital.

Previous winners of the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award are Saleem Khan, M.D., 2011; Gus W. Krucke, M.D., 2010; James “Red” Duke, M.D., 2009; Pedro Mancias, M.D., 2008; Keith Hoots, M.D., 2006;Larry C. Gilstrap III, M.D., 2005; Virginia A. Moyer, M.D., M.P.H., 2004; Cheves M. Smythe, M.D., 2003;Oscar Rosales, M.D., 2002; Philip C. Johnson, M.D., 2001; Philip R. Orlander, M.D., 2000; and John R. Stroehlein, M.D., 1999.

— Darla Brown, Office of Communications, Medical School

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