In Memoriam: Gratitude for Two Pioneering Cardiologists, Carlos R. Ayers, MD and Lawrence R. Burwell, MD

August 25, 2022 by

Dr. Carlos Ayers Lawrence Burwell, head shots

Dr. Carlos Ayers (lt) and Dr. Lawrence Burwell, (rt)

Carlos R. Ayers, MD, an early proponent of preventive measures to avoid heart disease, died July 26; and Lawrence R. Burwell, MD, who pioneered the use of coronary balloon angioplasty at the UVA Medical Center, died July 28. Both physicians will be remembered for their significant contributions to expanding the cardiology specialty at UVA from six cardiologists in 1977 to the more than 50 cardiologists and surgeons who make up the Center for Heart & Vascular Care today. The School of Medicine in grateful for their trailblazing work that has benefited countless patients in Virginia and beyond.

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