Help advance vascular care; keep our specialty vital


Contribute to the SVS Foundation and ask a colleague to follow your lead

The SVS Foundation Development Committee, chaired by Ali AbuRahma, MD, invites you and your colleagues to support better vascular care with a tax-deductible contribution to the Foundation’s 2014/2015 fundraising appeal. Make your contribution at

Dr. Ali F. AbuRahma

Dr. Ali F. AbuRahma

The Foundation awards basic and clinical research grants to vascular scientists to support their investigations and improve the quality of patient care.

Grants are awarded to promising young vascular surgeon-scientists, and the roster of past recipients reads like a who’s who of our specialty.

A wise investment that benefits everyone

Contributions to the SVS Foundation have proven to be a wise investment. As reported in last month’s research newsletter, the SVS Research Council, chaired by Michael Conte, MD, found a nearly fivefold return on investment in NIH K award recipients who also received a supplementary Foundation grant.

Vascular surgeon-scientists encouraged by a total of $9 million in Foundation grants, 1999-2013, secured $45 million in subsequent NIH and VA funding. While these funds directly support researchers, all vascular surgeons and patients benefit from the improved techniques and technologies resulting from the their work.

Every gift makes a difference

The Foundation thanks all who contribute. While the Foundation is growing, with more individual donors and vascular surgical societies giving each year, still more contributors and larger donations are needed to maintain and expand valuable research.

Add your support online now

Please take time to investigate the importance of supporting the specialty through the SVS Foundation and add your support. You may contribute online at or download a mail-back form.

You can also download the SVS Foundation 2014 Annual Report; visit the Legacy Program honor roll of vascular surgeons and societies that have demonstrated a lifetime of support and will be honored in perpetuity; and watch two insightful videos to learn how the Foundation benefits all vascular health professionals, and how it has helped expand knowledge and encourage the work of prominent researchers.


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