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SVS Foundation is Research

SVS Foundation is Health


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Message from the SVS Foundation Chair

Dr. R. Clement Darling III Chair, SVS Foundation

CORE MISSION OF THE SVS F O U N D AT I O N To optimize the vascular health and well-being of patients and the public through support of research that leads to discovery of knowledge and innovative strategies, as well as education and programs, to prevent and treat circulatory disease.

D E A R F R I E N D S:

The SVS Foundation has had a busy and productive past few years. We expanded our mission in 2017 to include disease prevention and patient awareness and education and this year we funded projects to advance that expansion.

because... prevention and public awareness are critical in the fight against

circulatory disease and because community practitioners are in the front lines daily, we launched our new community grants program. Read more about this project on pages 4–5. This grant is only one of the new initiatives we began this year to support the larger core mission.


... patient education is critical to helping prevent circulatory diseases and provide help at early stages, we have created brochures and other patient education materials on nine common issues, including PAD, smoking and carotid artery disease.

because... some mid-career surgeon-scientists face an unanticipated

loss of national grant money for a funding cycle, we launched a new Bridge Grant program.

because... …we must do more, we need your help

In these pages, you will find important stories about what we do, how much money we raise and where it goes, why people give and the profound differences we can make, not only in our communities but also in our research labs. The SVS Foundation touches every SVS member, from our researchers searching for solutions to our surgeons in private practice saving patients’ lives and limbs. We all share the same goal: improving patient care.


... we must do more, we need your help. Please give today to support our expanded objectives. Visit vsweb.org/GIVE. Yours truly, Dr. R. Clement Darling III Chair, SVS Foundation

I give because... SVS donations go to real-world problems


Dr. Paul Brown Vascular/Cardiothoracic Surgeon


many years, vascular/ cardiothoracic surgeon Dr. Paul Brown has contributed to foundations for the societies to which he belongs and to other charitable organizations.

Last year, for the first time, he contributed to the SVS Foundation. Why? He had begun reconsidering his charitable donations a year ago, pondering, “Where would my money go the farthest? Where would it do the most good?” And the answer was, “The SVS Foundation.”

He wanted his contributions to avoid politics. And he wanted to direct donations to particular ?areas of interest. As a cardiothoracic surgeon, he supports the Society of Thoracic Surgeons and the American College of Surgeons and their foundations, he said. “But half my practice is vascular,” he said. “I thought,


‘I always go to the Vascular Annual Meeting, I should donate to the SVS Foundation as well!’ ” It can best use his “precious donatable dollars,” he said firmly. “It’s doing the most useful things with the money. The Foundation is staying true to the mission; it’s staying out of politics and staying with the practice of medicine.” His generous donation placed him immediately at the “benefactor” level. Though he himself is a community-based private practitioner, he designated his dollars to be split between research grants and the Foundation’s general fund. “I’ve always thought vascular surgeons, unlike so many other medical researchers, focus on real-world problems that they’re trying to solve on a practical, technical basis,” Dr. Brown said. “For example, they study, ‘if we bring such and such a graft from here to here, will it last as long as if we do it from here to here?’ I’d like to know the answer to that. I can use that in my practice.”

…patients need to know more about their own health risks, the SVS Foundation supports the annual AAAneurysm Outreach screening event for veterans during the Veterans of Foreign Wars annual conventions. In July 2018 11 of 600 participants were flagged for follow-up

Photo courtesy of AAA vet screening AAAneurysm Outreach


How to Give to the SVS Foundation Our supporters enable the SVS Foundation to fulfill its mission to support the next generation of surgeon-scientists, education, patient awareness and disease prevention.

IRA Rollover

Industry Support

if over 70.5 years of age, you can lower your taxes on IRA withdrawals when you give

We invite industry to partner on education, research and patient awareness efforts

Cash Can be done using check, credit card, or while paying your dues!

Stock Tax-Deductible


GREATEST NEED (Annual Fund) Gifts to this unrestricted fund will ensure that there will always be a resource to address the projects that need funding. Awareness and Prevention (Community Health Initiatives) Donations support our expanded mission in disease prevention, patient education and public awareness. Projects include our new fliers (page 3) and the new Community Awareness and Prevention Project Grants (pages 4–5).


Including Wills/ Revocable Trusts, Life Insurance, Charitable Gift Annuities

The SVS Foundation provides donors the opportunity to direct their dollars to specific areas of interest. A contributor could have the zeal to fund the SVS Foundation’s core mission of research, or the new community initiatives, or simply the area of greatest need.

The SVS Foundation funds include:


Other Gifts

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Research Grants Contributions support the SVS Foundation’s core mission—crucial vascular research that improves patient health. Awards support researchers at all levels of their careers. Disaster Relief Fund The fund provides short-term emergency assistance and longer-term aid for vascular surgery practices and vascular patients in disaster-devastated communities. Alexander W. Clowes Distinguished Lecture Fund Honor the memory of our colleague and internationally recognized vascular surgeon-scientist, Dr. Alexander W. Clowes, by supporting the annual lecture at the Vascular Research Initiatives Conference.


Raising Awareness of Vascular Diseases and Comorbidities

The SVS Foundation has created new patient education handouts that are available for members to download and personalize. The newly revised and updated handouts were written and edited by Drs. Tej Singh and Benjamin Pearce, of the Public and Professional Outreach Committee. “For this first effort,” said Foundation Chair Dr. R. Clement Darling III, “we have some fliers on the diseases that are most worrisome for patients, but we also focus on vascular health and lifestyle choices. We didn’t want to simply duplicate the information available on our website [vascular.org], but to help surgeons reinforce their ‘doctor’s advice’ with a take-home piece that reminds patients of the importance of a healthy lifestyle.”


Plans are underway to add Spanish versions as well. The handouts are available on nine topics: • What is a vascular surgeon? • Abdominal aortic aneurysm • Carotid artery disease • Peripheral arterial disease • Varicose veins • Smoking and vascular disease • Cholesterol, nutrition and vascular disease • Diabetes and vascular disease • Physical activity and vascular health Suggestions for additional topics are welcome. Send ideas to: communications@vascularsociety.org.

…patients need information about their health, the SVS Foundation has created new patient education brochures




…we must raise awareness of vascular disease and promote vascular health

Projects Aim to Improve Community Health An SVS Foundation dream of increasing awareness of and preventing vascular disease is taking root across the country. Three projects, funded by the first SVS Foundation Community Awareness and Prevention Project Grants, will: • Provide preventive care to those at risk for diabetic foot infections • Educate high school students about vascular risk factors and disease so they, in turn, can educate family members • Add vascular screening to a long-established health screening event in an area with one of the highest rates of diabetes in the country The grants were awarded in June during the Vascular Annual Meeting. Three community-based vascular surgeons received up to $10,000 for an innovative, community-based initiative. “It was tough to choose just three,” said former SVS Foundation Chair Dr. Ronald M. Fairman. “The three we ultimately accepted were very much aligned with our aim to promote disease prevention, reach out to the community and advance public awareness of vascular health.” 4


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Manish Mehta, MD, MPH Vascular Health Partners of Community Care Physicians, Queensbury, NY


V-Health Initiative Manish Mehta, MD, MPH, of Queensbury, N.Y., plans to empower high school students to diagnose and understand the impact of vascular risk factors and disease. This project is an outgrowth of a pilot program begun in 2016, designed to make high school students aware of how risk factors early in life impact their vascular health decades later. The now day-long program includes 14 high schools, numerous regional hospitals, medical practices, insurance companies and nonprofit organizations and a volunteer group of more than 150 physicians, allied professionals, teachers and patients. Early results show promise. Nearly 400 students participated in hypertension screenings, measuring their parents’ blood pressures daily for a week; 14 percent had a pre-existing hypertension diagnosis and an additional 65 percent of parents previously undiagnosed were found to have hypertension. Dr. Mehta also wants to help increase awareness of the expertise of vascular surgeons. Vascular surgeons need to “take charge, innovate, differentiate our specialty and re-define our brand,” he said. Other specialists focus on what they do and how they do it; Dr. Mehta believes the focus should instead be on “WHY we do what we do.”

Many Great Projects Submitted Sometimes it was small details that the selection committee found intriguing, said Dr. Fairman, describing the difficulty in selecting the three recipients. He cited the popularity of Dr. Mehta’s existing efforts to educate teens as well as the project’s simplicity and powerful impact; the high diabetes rate in Dr. Detschelt’s area; and the intriguing concept of preventing diabetic foot infections by identifying patients discharged for another reason.

The projects are the first in the Foundation’s efforts to broaden its outreach to all SVS members, from academics and researchers who receive many of the Foundation’s grants to those in community practice, which comprise a majority of SVS members. “The Foundation’s work is relevant to every one of our members, in all practice types,” said Dr. Fairman. “This new project expands our reach, adds visibility to our work and, as is the case with everything we do, hopefully improves patient care.”

Marcus Semel, MD, MPH Elizabeth Detschelt, MD

South Shore Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA


Excela Health, Southwestern Pennsylvania


Diabetic Foot Education

Vascular Health Screening

Marcus Semel, MD, MPH, and Edward Marcaccio, MD, both of South Shore Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital near Boston, hope to reduce emergency room visits and hospitalizations for diabetic foot infections in part by providing comprehensive diabetic preventive care for those at risk for such infections.

Elizabeth L. Detschelt, MD, will expand a longestablished Wellness Check held across the Excela Health service area in Pennsylvania by adding a Vascular Health Awareness and Screening event. She is director of vascular surgery for the service area in several counties in Pennsylvania.

Dr. Semel’s program will capitalize on the interconnected nature of the health system, which includes the hospital plus a home-health visiting nurse service, a wound-healing center and a primary care practice. With electronic records flagged, diabetic patients discharged from the hospital will receive visiting nurse services, including a comprehensive diabetic evaluation as well as education. Patients will have a foot examination, an in-home anklebrachial index screening, hemoglobin testing and referrals where appropriate. Such referrals can include shoes, education, counseling on quitting smoking and further evaluations. Data collected after six months of intervention will analyze emergency room visits and hospitalizations for diabetic foot infection.

Screenings will include blood pressure, an abdominal aortic ultrasound, carotid duplex, an ankle-brachial index measurement and a foot check. Two boardcertified vascular surgeons will read and review all tests and offer real-time recommendations. Dietitians, diabetes educators and wound specialists will be available to all attendees, not just those present for vascular screening. The need is great, said Dr. Detschelt. Portions of the areas have some of the highest population of diabetes in the country, Pennsylvania itself has one of the highest rates of smoking in the country and there is a general lack of awareness and understanding in the general medical community of vascular disease and the relationship to heart disease, diabetes, obesity and vascular health.


2018 Clinical Research Seed Grant Recipient Dr. Samantha Minc Morgantown, WV

A Vascular Elegy— Facing Down Poverty and PAD in Rural West Virginia A Mixed-Methods Approach to Understanding Diabetes and PAD-Related Amputations in a Rural Population. MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – At first glance, it’s almost heaven – the rolling hills, the Monongahela River, the picturesque, small-town university. But unlike the celestial place in the song, “Take Me Home, Country Roads,” West Virginia is far from heaven when it comes to the health of its people. Their comorbidities and high rates of vascular disease were the inspiration for Dr. Samantha Minc’s latest research that combines her dual passions for vascular research and public health. Winner of a 2018 SVS Foundation Clinical Research Seed Grant, she is pushing hard to complete her initial research in 12 months. First, she will examine



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patient data from two large databases to determine geographical hot spots of diabetes- and PAD-related amputations, then she will conduct in-person focus groups in those troubled areas to determine the root causes of amputations. Long term, she hopes to find ways to reduce the rates of amputation in West Virginia and then develop a scalable, community-based intervention that can be implemented throughout the state and elsewhere. The rush is not due just to the grant’s time frame, but because the need for a better understanding of amputations in West Virginia has an urgency all its own. West Virginia is the third most rural state in the country, with one of the oldest, least-educated and poorest populations. Residents have the highest prevalence of diabetes (12 percent) and tobacco use (24.8 percent) in the continental U.S. These demographics all are risk factors for amputation. In addition, West Virginia’s scenic terrain can create nightmares for medical transport. Not long ago, Dr. Minc was alerted that a patient who lived hours away was going to be transported by helicopter for revascularization of acute ischemia. Hours passed while the pilot waited in vain for mountain fog to dissipate. Eventually, the patient was transported by ground. By the time he arrived in Morgantown, it was nearly too late to save his leg.

The SVS’ Clinical Research Seed Grant program is designed to encourage the interest and development of clinical investigators, particularly among junior members or new principal investigators. The program provides direct support for pilot projects that could develop into larger studies. The next application deadline is March 1. When taking a break from her research, Dr. Samantha Minc enjoys her other passion: competitive rowing. She (second from left, above) and her Lincoln Park Boat Club teammates power ahead in the Chicago Sprints in July 2016.

Learn more at vsweb.org/ClinicalResearchSeedGrant.

Dr. Minc hypothesizes that the high rates of cigarette smoking and diabetes, multiplied by poverty and despair are creating a perfect storm in parts of the state for amputations. But the first order of business is to prove it with better data.

“Appalachians are very proud and they want to take care of themselves,” she said. “They don’t want to come to the doctor.”

“Most data nationwide are Medicaid data, or it’s from a national inpatient sample, but it’s not localized,” she explained. “The average incidence of amputations in West Virginia is about 3 / 1,000 but we think that is not representative. Looking at the last five years of state data, it’s probably more like 11 / 1,000.” Dr. Minc has worked in high-need urban areas for most of her career. At West Virginia University she found leaders who were passionate about creating a healthier model for the state. It was invigorating to bring her research ideas to that intellectual environment, she said. Of course, it didn’t hurt that there was a rowers’ community and a beautiful river for pursuing her other passion: competitive rowing. “I don’t think I’ll ever want to live in a place where I can’t row,” she admitted. “It’s how I find balance and clear my head.” That’s the kind of healthy response to stress that may be missing in some parts of the state. She and her colleagues sense that there are thornier problems that run even deeper than poverty and too many cigarettes. Is it loneliness, hopelessness, a loss of connection or a lack of resiliency? Maybe all of the above?

Too many of her patients, she said, believe it is normal for diabetics to lose a leg. “Their relatives have had diabetes, they have diabetes, and everybody loses a leg.” Talking with patients and their doctors in small-group settings is “the type of vascular research we should be doing,” she said. A key to success will be understanding and working with the mindset of area residents. She recalled a female patient in her late 60s who decided to quit taking her insulin for a year. She developed unusual deep wounds on the top of her feet that went all the way down through the bone and into the tendons before she finally sought medical help. “We had to amputate the right leg, but we were able to revascularize the left,” said Dr. Minc. “But we saw a sort of fatalism in her, which we are seeing among many patients. She was all alone and had suffered a loss of hope.” It is for people like this woman that Dr. Minc spends her energies. “I could do all the amputations in the world and not make a difference in the big picture, where we need social justice and equity in health care. And that’s my passion.” 7


Research Career Development Travel Award

Vascular Research Initiatives Conference Trainee Travel Scholarship

James Brooks, MD University of South Florida/James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital COURSE: AAS Fundamentals of Surgical Research Course

Frank M. Davis, MD University of Michigan Medical Center ABSTRACT: Palmitate Regulates Diabetic Macrophage Inflammation via the Epigenetic Enzyme JMJD3

MENTOR: Panos Kougias, MD,

Catherine Go, MD University of Pittsburgh Medical Center ABSTRACT: Retrograde Hemorrhage and Ischemic Injury after REBOA in a Porcine Model of Uncontrolled Aortic Injury

Baylor College of Medicine

Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Development Award (K08) Co-sponsored by the American College of Surgeons Bao-Ngoc Nguyen, MD George Washington University The Role of Poly-ADP-Ribose Polymerase in Angiogenesis of Ischemic-Diabetic Wounds

Kristina Giles, MD University of Florida COURSE: AAS/SUS Surgical Investigators’ Course: The Grant Writing Workshop MENTOR: Todd R Vogel, MD,

University of Missouri-Columbia

Samir Shah, MD Brigham and Women’s Hospital COURSE: AAS/SUS Surgical Investigators’ Course: The Grant Writing Workshop MENTOR: Jason M. Johanning, MD,

University of Nebraska Medical Center

E.J. Wylie Traveling Fellowship Omid Jazaeri, MD University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus

Clinical Research Seed Grant Samantha D. Minc, MD West Virginia University School of Medicine A Mixed-Methods Approach to Understanding Diabetes and PAD-Related Amputations in a Rural Population (see pages 6-7) Bjoern D. Suckow, MD, MS Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center Development of a Critical Limb Ischemia Quality of Life Outcome Measure

Resident Research Award Kaspar M. Trocha, MD Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School Pre-Operative Protein-Restriction Attenuates Vein Graft Disease Via Induction of Endothelial Cystathionine gamma-lyase MENTOR: C. Keith Ozaki, MD

Wylie Scholar Award Co-sponsored by Vascular Cures John Byrne, MB BCh, MD (by research), FRCSI University of Toronto – Toronto General Hospital Characterization of Macrophage Biology in the Pathogenesis of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

Community Awareness and Prevention Project Grant (see pages 4–5) Manish Mehta, MD, MPH Vascular Health Partners / Community Care Physicians, PC Latham, NY PROJECT: V-Healthy Elizabeth L. Detschelt, MD Excela Health Medical Group Greensburg, PA PROJECT: Wellness Check PLUS Marcus E. Semel, MD, MPH Brigham and Women’s Surgical Associates at South Shore Hospital Weymouth, MA PROJECT: A Community-Based Intervention to Prevent Diabetic Foot Infection

Omar Saffaf University of Missouri St. Louis ABSTRACT: Fenofibrate Induces Endothelial Cell Tubule Formation Independent of Phospholipogenesis Karim M. Salem, MD University of Pittsburgh Medical Center ABSTRACT: Oral Nitrite Supplementation Improves Rates of Wound Healing in Diabetic Mice

Student Research Fellowship Award Arash Fereydooni* Yale School of Medicine SPONSOR: Alan Dardik, MD PROJECT TITLE: Does rapamcyin promote adaptive venous remodeling and improve arteriovenous fistula patency? Helen Genis* University of Toronto SPONSOR: Thomas Forbes, MD PROJECT TITLE: Development of a Semi-Automated Planning Method for Fenestrated Endovascular Aneurysm Repair Nikolai Thomas Harroun Washington University, St. Louis SPONSOR: Mohamed Zayed, MD PROJECT TITLE: Fatty Acid Synthase is a Biomarker of Carotid Artery Stenos and is Bound to LDL is Serum, as exploration of mechanism Alice Jo* Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine SPONSOR: Vikram S. Kashyap, MD PROJECT TITLE: Duration of Dual Antiplatelet Therapy in Patients Undergoing Lower Extremity Endovascular Revascularization ­



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Revanth Kosaraju* Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center SPONSOR: Elliot Chaikof, MD PROJECT TITLE: Targeting and imaging activated platelets via multifunctional protein micelles

Suzannah Patterson Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School SPONSOR: C. Keith Ozaki, MD PROJECT TITLE: Short-Term Endogenous Hydrogen Sulfide Upregulation to Improve Vascular Surgery Outcomes

Alexa Mordhorst* Vancouver General Hospital/University of British Columbia SPONSOR: Joel Gagnon, MD PROJECT TITLE: Demonstration of Hydrophilic Polymer Embolization from Endovascular Devices in an in vitro perfusion system and an in vivo Porcine Model

Joel L. Ramirez* University of California, San Francisco SPONSOR: S. Marlene Grenon, MD PROJECT TITLE: Characterizing the Association Between Comorbid Depression and Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm in Inpatients in the United States

Lindsey Anne Olivere* Duke University School of Medicine SPONSOR: Cynthia Shortell, MD PROJECT TITLE: The Role of Notch Signaling in Determining the Clinical Manifestations of Peripheral Arterial Disease


Sudie Ann Robinson* SUNY Upstate Medical University SPONSOR: Vivian Gahtan, MD PROJECT TITLE: Thrombospondins and the microRNA-17~92 Cluster Interactions: Role in Vascular Smooth Muscle Physiology

Muzammil Hussain Syed St. Michael’s Hospital/McMaster University SPONSOR: Mark Wheatcroft, MD PROJECT TITLE: Economic Burden of Diabetic Foot Ulcers in Toronto, Canada: A Population-Based Study Jeffrey W Zhao* Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine SPONSOR: Mark Eskandari, MD PROJECT TITLE: Preliminary Assessment of a Thin Flexible Pressure Sensor for Therapeutic Compression Garments in a Cohort of Healthy Adults (*Awarded a Society for Vascular Surgery General Surgery Resident/Medical Student VAM Travel Scholarship)

86 11 Percent of donations go directly to support awards





Percent of Active and Senior members in North America who are contributors

*development staff added


Percent of Foundation income contributed by individuals & departments

25% External Society & Foundation contributions


from corporate support

$6,796,699* Total liabilities and equity

*Includes cash, investments and value of pledges for future support


Percent of SVS Foundation Board members who are contributors




he SVS Foundation’s Legacy Program honors those who contribute a total of $10,000 or more to the SVS

Foundation during their lifetimes. They are remembered in perpetuity for their commitment to the specialty.

Benefactor’s Circle ($10,000 - $24,999)

The exceptional support from our Legacy Program contributors makes it possible for the SVS Foundation to not only provide our researchers the resources they need throughout their careers but also help our members in private practice educate their patients about vascular disease and how to prevent it. Each Legacy contributor knows vascular patients are the primary beneficiaries of all that the Foundation does.

Director’s Circle ($25,000-$49,999)

SVS Foundation Legacy Program Contributors

The Legacy Program is grateful to every category of donor in this program:

President’s Circle ($50,000-$99,999) Chairman’s Circle ($100,000 - $499,999) Founder’s Circle ($500,000+)

Founder’s Circle

Director’s Circle

($500,000 – plus)

($25,000 - $49,999)

American College of Surgeons

George Andros, MD

Anonymous Donor

Arthur I. Auer, MD

Joan L. and Julius H. Jacobson II

Richard P. Cambria, MD Alexander W. Clowes, MD†

William J von Liebig Foundation

These contributors are leaders who best understand our specialty’s critical need for innovative researchers and the need to provide patient education for prevention of circulatory disease.

Michael C. Dalsing, MD

Chairman’s Circle ($100,000 - $499,999) Edwards Vascular Foundation James DeBord, MD Peter and Karen Lawrence

President’s Circle † Indicates deceased


Eastern Vascular Society Nicholas D. Garcia, MD Vivienne J. Halpern, MD New England Society for Vascular Surgery William H. Pearce, MD

Midwestern Vascular Surgical Society

Southern Association for Vascular Surgery

Western Vascular Society

Early contributions to the Lifeline Foundation or the American Vascular Association® may not be reflected.


Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital

($50,000 - $99,000)

Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery

*If you note any omissions or needed corrections, please email: svsfoundation@vascularsociety.org.

Susan Detweiler, MD

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Daniel B. Walsh, MD and Teri Walsh, RN

Benefactor’s Circle (10,000 - $24,999) John Abele, MD Ali AbuRahma, MD K. Ramesh Adiga, MD Samuel S. Ahn, MD Dennis F. Bandyk, MD Robert C. Batson, MD B. Timothy Baxter, MD John J. Bergen, MD† Victor M. Bernhard, MD Paul S. Brown Jr., MD Allan D. Callow, MD† Joseph E. Carney, MD G. Patrick Clagett, MD Jon R. Cohen, MD E. Stanley Crawford, MD† Jack L. Cronenwett, MD Ronald L. Dalman, MD Herbert Dardik, MD R. Clement Darling, III, MD Mark G. Davies, MD, PhD David Deakins, MD Michael E. DeBakey, MD† Dominic A. DeLaurentis, MD† Ralph G. DePalma, MD James A. DeWeese, MD† R. Howard Dobbs, MD Magruder C. Donaldson, MD William H. Edwards, MD Calvin B. Ernst, MD† Rumi Faizer, MD Ronald M. Fairman, MD William R. Flinn, MD Thomas L. Forbes, MD Julie Ann Freischlag, MD Bruce L. Gewertz, MD Gary Giangloa, MD Peter Gloviczki, MD John F. Golan, MD Richard M. Green, MD Lazar J. Greenfield, MD Thomas J. Greenfield, MD Roger T. Gregory, MD John W. Hallett Jr., MD Norman R. Hertzer, MD Robert W. Hobson II, MD†

Glenn C. Hunter, MD Anthony M. Imparato, MD Bengt L. Ivarsson, MD George Johnson Jr., MD† Robert L. Kistner, MD Larry W. Kraiss, MD Marvin E. Kuehner, MD Robert P. Leather, MD Stephen E. Lee, MD Frank W. LoGerfo, MD Joseph G. Magnant, MD William T. Maloney, MD John A. Mannick, MD Rebecca Maron, CAE Kenneth E. McIntyre, Jr., MD Joseph L. Mills Sr., MD R. Scott Mitchell, MD Gregory L. Moneta, MD Wesley S. Moore, MD Robert W. Oblath, MD John L. Ochsner, MD† Kenneth and Joy Ouriel C. Keith Ozaki, MD Malcolm Perry, MD† John J. Ricotta, MD Thomas S. Riles, MD Gary R. Seabrook, MD Alexander D. Shepard, MD Gregorio A. Sicard, MD Robert B. Smith III, MD Ronald J. Stoney, MD David S. Sumner, MD† George T. Sugiyama, MD Vascular & Endovascular Surgery Society Frank J. Veith, MD Fred Weaver, MD Jock R. Wheeler, MD Anthony D. Whittemore, MD Samuel J. Williams, MD James S. T. Yao, MD, PhD Robert M. Zwolak, MD, PhD


The following individuals contributed to the SVS Foundation between April 1, 2017, and April 30, 2018.

Christopher J. Abularrage, MD Ali F. AbuRahma, MD Eric Adams, MD John A. Adeniyi, MD Francesco A. Aiello, MD Donald L. Akers, MD Babatunde H. Almaroof, MD Jose I. Almeida, MD Alex D. Ammar, MD Edward J. Arous, MD Elias J. Arous, MD Shipra Arya, MD Bernadette Aulivola, MD Ricardo Aun, MD Sateesh C. Babu, MD J. Dennis Baker, MD William H. Baker, MD Adel Barkat, MD Alexandre Battilana, MD B. Timothy Baxter, MD Hernan A. Bazan, MD Adam W. Beck, MD Michael Belkin, MD Scott A. Berceli, MD, PhD Eric Berens, MD John Blebea, MD Paul H. S. Bloch, MD Suellen S. T. Bonadiman, MD April J. Boyd, MD, PhD Renato Braulio, PhD Luke P. Brewster, MD O. William Brown, MD, JD Paul S. Brown Jr., MD Kevin J. Bruen, MD Patricia Burton Ruth L. Bush, MD Richard P. Cambria, MD Marcio W. S. Campelo, MD, PhD

Jonathan P. Carroll, PA-C Gustavo A. Caserta, MD Sherry Cavanagh, MD Elliot L. Chaikof, MD James G. Chandler, MD Bill K. Chang, MD David M. Chatman, MD G. Patrick Clagett, MD Daniel G. Clair, MD William D. Clouse, MD William B. Cohen, MD Dawn M. Coleman, MD Anthony J. Comerota, MD Michael J. Costanza, MD Brian W. Coyle, MD Jack L. Cronenwett, MD John A. Curci, MD Michael A. Curi, MD Leo J. Daab, MD Ronald L. Dalman, MD Michael C. Dalsing, MD Scott M. Damrauer, MD Alan Dardik, MD, PhD Herbert Dardik, MD R. Clement Darling III, MD Mark G. Davies, MD, PhD Luis R. Davila-Santini, MD David L. Dawson, MD Susan Detweiler, MD Alan M. Dietzek, MD Gregory S. Domer, MD Magruder C. Donaldson, MD Carlos E. Donayre, MD Danielle Doucet, MD Matthew J. Dougherty, MD J. Michael Duncan, MD Matthew J. Eagleton, MD Eugene Eddlemon, MD Robert E. Engles Jr., MD 11

Individual Contributors, continued

because... …vascular researchers are searching for the causes of disease and better treatments for future patients, the SVS Foundation provides grants and awards for every level of inquiry



Mark K. Eskandari, MD Jaime G. Estrada, MD Ronald M. Fairman, MD Ziad Fayad, MD Antoine M. Ferneini, MD Robert W. Fincher, DO Thomas J. Fogarty, MD Thomas L. Forbes, MD Rogerio C. G. Freitas, MD Patricia C. Furey, MD Vivian Gahtan, MD Katherine A. Gallagher, MD Manuel Garcia-Toca, MD Robert M. Gasior, MD Anna Gasparyan, MD Randolph L. Geary, MD Stephen M. Gemmett, MD Jean W. Gillon, MD Natalia Glebova, MD, PhD Peter Gloviczki, MD Michael Go, MD James M. Goff Jr., MD Irene Goldstein, MD Aleyna F. Gonzalez Greg R. Goodman, MD Philip P. Goodney, MD Alan M. Graham, MD Oscar H. Grandas, MD Lori Greenwald, MD Prem C. Gupta, MD Raul J. Guzman, MD Vincent J. Guzzetta, MD Robert I. Hacker, MD John W. Hallett, MD Vivienne J. Halpern, MD Christian A. Hamlat, MD Jimmy C. Haouilou, MD Alfred D. Harding Jr., MD Paul B. Haser, MD Thomas S. Hatsukami, MD Peter K. Henke, MD Anil P. Hingorani, MD Karen J. Ho, MD Kim J. Hodgson, MD Kakra Hughes, MD Glenn C. Hunter, MD Tam Huynh, MD Giulio Illuminati, MD Benjamin M. Jackson, MD Jeffrey Jim, MD

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Fernando L. Joglar, MD Brad L. Johnson, MD William D. Jordan Jr., MD Dejah R. Judelson, MD Thomas Kartis Jr., MD Vikram S. Kashyap, MD Gregory C. Kasper, MD Neelima Katragunta, MBBS Richard Kenagy, PhD Edwin Kendrick, MD Melina R. Kibbe, MD Charles S. Kiell, MD Terry A. King, MD John S. Kirkland, MD, PhD Lee Kirksey, MD Robert L. Kistner, MD Angela A. Kokkosis, MD Russell Kraeger, MD Larry W. Kraiss, MD Gregory J. Landry, MD Cheong J. Lee, MD Marlon A. Lee, MD Stephen E. Lee, MD Steven A. Leers, MD Michael A. Leke, MD Christopher D. Leville, MD Ying Wei Lum, MD Fedor Lurie, MD, PhD Sean P. Lyden, MD Richard A. Lynn, MD Gordon A. Macbeth, MD Michel S. Makaroun, MD Silviu C. Marica, MD John H. Matsuura, MD Mark A. Mattos, MD Stacey Mazzacco, MD Kevin J. McBride, MD Daniel T. McDevitt, MD Louis M. Messina, MD Samantha D. Minc, MD Renee C. Minjarez, MD Marc E. Mitchell, MD Mark J. Mittenthal, MD J. Sheppard Mondy III, MD Samuel R. Money, MD Ricardo E. Morales, PA-C Raghu L. Motaganahalli, MD Dipankar Mukherjee, MD Leila Mureebe, MD Stephen P. Murray, MD

Firas F. Mussa, MD Madhusudanan Nair, MD Deepak G. Nair, MD Jason T. Nieves, MD Gary Nishanian, MD Ryan N. Nolte, MD Melissa Anne Obmann, DO Cassius Iyad N. Ochoa Chaar, MD William Oppat, MD Kristine Clodfelter Orion, MD Kenneth Ouriel, MD C. Keith Ozaki, MD Frank T. Padberg Jr., MD James Pan, MD Christopher Paprzycki, MD William H. Pearce, MD Bruce A. Perler, MD William C. Pevec, MD Sergio Leonardo Pina Gardea, MD Frank B. Pomposelli, MD Petr Dmitrievich Puzdriak, MD Elina Quiroga, MD Saum A. Rahimi, MD Rajesh V. Raikar, MD Ravi Rajani, MD Seshadri Raju, MD Subhash C. Ramnauth, MD Daniel J. Reddy, MD Norman M. Rich, MD Aksim Rivera, MD Jacob G. Robison, MD Caron B. Rockman, MD Sean P. Roddy, MD L. Richard Roedersheimer, MD Joel C. Rosenfeld, MD Jean Ruddy, MD Ulka Sachdev, MD Richard J. Sanders, MD Timur P. Sarac, MD Salvatore T. Scali, MD Andres Schanzer, MD Marc L. Schermerhorn, MD Peter A. Schneider, MD Gary R. Seabrook, MD Alberto Maria Settembrini, MD Murray L. Shames, MD Alexander D. Shepard, MD Paula Shireman, MD

Cynthia K. Shortell, MD William P. Shutze, MD Gregorio A. Sicard, MD Anton N. Sidawy, MD Matthew Sideman, MD Jessica P. Simons, MD Michael J. Singh, MD Tej M. Singh, MD Mahalingham Sivakumar, MD Christopher L. Skelly, MD Kenneth M. Slaw, PhD Lars Stangenberg, MD, PhD Jean E. Starr, MD Robert C. Steppacher, MD Gordon K. Stokes, MD Ronald J. Stoney, M.D. Bauer E. Sumpio, MD Anthony M. Sussman, MD Gale L. Tang, MD Gary Tannenbaum, MD Kevin E. Taubman, MD Stephens D. Taylor, MD Marcelo Passos Teivelis, MD, PhD Victoria J. Teodorescu, MD Desarom Teso, MD Robert W. Thompson, MD Fabio A. Tornquist Sr, MD Shirling Tsai, MD Arthelma C. Tyson, MD Edith Tzeng, MD Gilbert R. Upchurch Jr., MD Frank J. Veith, MD Gilford S. Vincent, MD Uthan Vivek, MD Felix G. Vladimir, MD James S. Wagner, MD Debbie Wallentin James J. Walsh, MD Michael T. Watkins, MD Fred A. Weaver, MD Kurt R Wengerter, MD Franklin W. West, RN John V. White, MD Paul W. White, MD Rodney A. White, MD Richard J. Wilkerson, MD Edward Y. Woo, MD Karen Woo, MD Dennis J. Wright, MD

Timothy Wu, MD Xenophon P. Xenophontos, MD James S. T. Yao, MD Anson A. Yeager, MD Allan Young, MD Shariq Zaidi, MD Mohamed A. Zayed, MD, PhD Jack Zeltzer, MD Wei Zhou, MD R. Eugene Zierler, MD

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SVS Foundation Award Opportunities SVS FOUNDATION AWARD

Resident Research Award VISIT:

VRIC Trainee Travel Scholarship VISIT:

Student Research Fellowship vsweb.org/StudentResearch

Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Development Award (K08) VISIT:


Surgery Department Contributors University of Massachusetts Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award (K23) VISIT:


Foundation Contributors Jewish Federation of St. Louis

Society Contributors American College of Surgeons Eastern Vascular Society Midwestern Vascular Surgical Society New England Society for Vascular Surgery Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery

Corporate Contributors Amputee Associates, LLC BTG International, Inc. Medtronic

January 2019 January 15, 2019



The following organizations donated to the SVS Foundation between April 1, 2017 through April 30, 2018.



Clinical Research Seed Grant VISIT:

February 1, 2019 February 12; June 12; October 12 2019 February 12; June 12; October 12 2019 March 1, 2019

vsweb.org/ClinicalResearchSeedGrant E.J. Wylie Traveling Fellowship vsweb.org/WylieTravel

March 1, 2019

Community Awareness and Prevention Project Grant

March 1, 2019




Research Career Development Travel Award VISIT:

August 15, 2019


Silk Road Medical Syntactx

Bridge Grant

W.L. Gore and Associates, Inc.



October 1, 2019


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SVS Foundation 2018 Annual Report  

The 2018 Annual Report of the SVS Foundation details the work of the foundation over the past year. The mission of the Society for Vascular...

SVS Foundation 2018 Annual Report  

The 2018 Annual Report of the SVS Foundation details the work of the foundation over the past year. The mission of the Society for Vascular...