Main Line Health Medical Professional Wins National Award for Early Diagnosis of Rare Disease

The Vasculitis Foundation (VF) announces the winner of its 2017 Recognizing Excellence in Diagnostics (RED) Award.  The V-RED Award is presented annually to a medical professional who made a quick diagnosis of vasculitis, thus enabling the patient to receive timely and appropriate treatment, potentially sparing the patient permanent and ongoing health complications.

l-r: Karen Hirsch, Dr. Nansteel, Cheryl Petersohn

“The goal of the V-RED Award is to honor these healthcare professionals because they are a part of our goal to raise awareness about the need for earlier diagnosis of vasculitis,” says Joyce Kullman, Executive Director of the Vasculitis Foundation. “So often our patients fail to get an early diagnosis because vasculitis symptoms can mimic so many other conditions.  We created the VF-RED Award to single out those medical professionals who did catch the disease in its early stages, thus improving the outcome for the patient.”

The 2017 V-RED Awardee is Main Line Health Internist, Dr. Jennifer L. Nansteel, from MLHC Primary Care in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania.  Dr. Nansteel was nominated by her patient, Cheryl Petersohn, from Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania.

Ms. Petersohn, and Karen Hirsch, president of the VF Board of Directors presented Dr. Nansteel with the award at a special ceremony on Wednesday, April 26, at Silver Nansteel & Morris Associates,  Wynnewood House (3rd Floor), 300 Lancaster Ave, Wynnewood, PA 19096.

Vasculitis Foundation

The Vasculitis Foundation is the international organization for patients with vasculitis, their families, friends and the health care professionals who care for them.


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