The SVS Foundation announced Dr. Julie Ann Freischlag as the new SVS Foundation Chair. Dr. Freischlag follows in the footsteps of Dr. Peter Gloviczki, who successfully led the Foundation to increased participation from SVS members. SVS Past Presidents move into the SVS Foundation Chair position at the end of their term.
“We are so impressed with Dr. Gloviczki’s vision for the Foundation,” said Dr. Freischlag.
“With his leadership, individual contributions have increased; more vascular surgical societies are committed; the Legacy Program was formed; and a new co-sponsored Vascular Cures Wylie Scholarship Program was established. I plan to work with the SVS Foundation Board of Directors and Development Committee, led by Ali AbuRahma, MD, to build on these successes.”
Collaboration with the vascular health care community has reached a milestone. The following societies share the Foundation’s belief that quality vascular research is critical to the specialty’s goal to provide the best care possible to all vascular patients:
• American College of Surgeons
• American Podiatric Medical Association
• Eastern Vascular Society
• Midwestern Vascular Surgical Society
• New England Vascular Surgical Society
• Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery
• Southern Association for Vascular Surgery
• Vascular & Endovascular Surgery Society
• Western Vascular Society
“To reach this goal, we must develop and support the work of vascular research leaders. Those doing the research will keep vascular surgery at the forefront of medicine. All vascular surgeons benefit from their work, but most importantly, all vascular patients will continue to receive the highest quality care,” said Dr. Freischlag.
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