An open letter to our hospital consultants

  Dear hospital consultants, Just thought I would write and give you a quick update on our situation, not that you asked. As you recall, a...

I want you to do my job

It is never easy to replace a legend. The Vascular Specialist that Russell Samson has left behind does not require saving. There are, however,...

Endofill and the ‘Last Editorial’

This marks my last editorial as medical editor of Vascular Specialist. It has been more than a privilege to have been offered this position....

Opioids and us: Designed to fail

AIDS, the Vietnam War, whatever your preferred scale for measuring horrific events, the numbers from the opioid crisis are as grave or worse. And,...

I am not your burnout expert

  Look, I am not a burnout expert. And neither are you (presumably). None of us know much, but that won’t stop the regulations from...

A fantasy

The day had gone very well. The vascular surgeon woke early excited for a morning in the OR and then an afternoon in the...

The men and women of vascular surgery

Recent news events have detailed the many humiliations and abuses, both verbal and physical, that women, and some men, have to endure in the...

It’s time for us to talk about guns

Studies have shown that most of you already have deep-seated beliefs regarding guns. Some of you would frame the issue as Gun Rights, others...

Gods and Monsters

For the first time in history, four generations of physicians work side by side in the U.S. health care system. An expanding population, longer...

Unskilled and unaware

In 1999, two psychologists, David Dunning and his student Justin Kruger, published a paper that demonstrated people who are really bad at something tend...

Here There Be Dragons …

For the public, navigating the complex world of vascular care must seem like being adrift on the high seas, with brigands and pirates galore....

Endo hubris

I began to write this opinion piece on the red-eye flying back from the outstanding Vascular Annual Meeting, recently held in San Diego. I...

SVS (Specialty of Vascular Surgery): Why, How, and When

The November 2016 issue of Annals of Vascular Surgery was devoted entirely to the history of the American Board of Vascular Surgery (ABVS) and...

Are we OK?

Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about you and me. No, not being creepy. I meant all of us, vascular surgeons. Something might be...

A welcome addition

On behalf of the SVS Publications Committee I am delighted to announce the appointment of Malachi Sheahan, III, M.D., as Associate Medical Editor of...