Prof. Peter Mortimer honored for his life’s work

Awarding the Max Ratschow Memorial Medal

Year after year, the awarding of the Max Ratschow Memorial Medal forms one of the highlights of the German Society of Phlebology’s annual conference. At this year’s event, which was held in Bielefeld at the end of September, British professor Peter Mortimer was honored with a medal for his life’s work. The dermatology professor works at St. George’s, University of London and is known for his commitment to researching the lymphatic system. His research group has been instrumental in locating the genes for five different types of hereditary lymphedema. Prof. Mortimer’s work has aided the understanding of the role of lymphatics in metastatic melanoma. The 66-year-old also studies lymphedema on the arm or upper body caused by breast cancer.

Since 1969, the Ratschow medal has been awarded annually by the Curatorium Angiologiae Internationalis to particularly deserving scientists from the field of vascular medicine. Bauerfeind has been a patron of the foundation since 2000.