Radford Physician Donates $100,000 to Create Medical Education Endowment

Carilion New River Valley Medical Center will name Vascular Lab in Dr. Krishan K. Tayal’s honor

ROANOKE, Va. (March 27, 2012) A donation from the doctor who established the vascular lab at Carilion New River Valley Medical Center will ensure that the hospital’s laboratory technicians have access to the latest research and techniques in vascular ultrasound.  Krishan K. Tayal, M.D., of Radford, has pledged $100,000 to the Carilion Clinic Foundation to establish an endowed fund that will allow vascular technicians at the hospital to attend annual meetings nationwide. The meetings provide education focused on maintaining high standards of quality in vascular ultrasound and information regarding the latest scientific research and new technologies.

CNRV will name the hospital’s vascular lab in honor of Dr. Tayal, who is retiring in 2012 after 33 years of service. He was the first vascular surgeon on staff at CNRV and is credited with establishing the vascular lab, making care more accessible for patients in the New River Valley and surrounding areas.

“I hope my gift will raise the awareness of the many ways to give to Carilion and that it will inspire others to make a gift of any size to something meaningful to them,” Dr. Tayal said.

“What a wonderful way to leave a permanent legacy that can continue to improve patient care over the coming years,” said Carilion Clinic President and CEO Nancy Howell Agee. “We are deeply grateful to Dr. Tayal for his years of service and kind generosity.”

"It is my pleasure to both recognize and thank Dr. Tayal for his medical and now financial support of Carilion and the patients of the New River Valley,” said John Piatkowski, M.D., Vice President of Carilion Clinic and Administrator of Carilion New River Valley medical Center.  “To establish a referral level vascular lab in a regional hospital such as CNRV was an amazing achievement. To continue to support the laboratory and its staff even in his retirement is a true testament to Dr. Tayal's dedication."

For more information about the Carilion Clinic Foundation, visit www.carilionclinic.org/foundation or call 540-224-5398

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