Burton Sobel, award-winning cardiologist, dies

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Burton E. Sobel, MD, director of the Cardiovascular Research Institute at University of Vermont College of Medicine (UMV) in Burlington, died May 3. He was 75 years old, according to Broomfield, Colo.-based ARCA biopharma, where he served on the board of directors.

In 2010, the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine awarded him an inaugural Distinguished Scientist Award in recognition of seminal research accomplishments that made him a leader in the field of biomedicine. The university made him a distinguished professor in 2009 for ground-breaking research in cardiology that applied to treatments for MI and research on the dissolution of blood clots and heart disease in patients with type 2 diabetes.

His other honors included a Research Career Development Award from the National Institutes of Health, a Distinguished Scientist Award from the American College of Cardiology and the Herric Award from the American Heart Association.

A professor of medicine and biochemistry, he joined the UVM faculty in 1994. He also had served as consulting cardiologist at UMV/Fletcher Allen.

He graduated magna cum laude from the Harvard Medical School in Boston.

A funeral service is scheduled for May 8. More information is available here.