SAVS Joins Societies Giving to SVS Foundation


The Southern Association for Vascular Surgery demonstrated its commitment to the advancement of vascular surgery with a pledge of $25,000 to the SVS Foundation.

“The SAVS Executive Committee unanimously recommended making this commitment because we all appreciate the Foundation’s efforts on behalf of all vascular surgeons, ” said SAVS President, Thomas Huber, M.D.

The Foundation awards clinical and basic research grants to vascular surgeons, including those just beginning their careers in research. SVS grant recipients often go on to receive government or other competitive funding. In this way, the Foundation keeps the pipeline of innovative researchers open and solidifies vascular surgeons’ position as the experts in the field. The Foundation’s mission not only advances the specialty’s goals, it helps ensure quality patient care.

“The SVS Foundation extends its thanks to SAVS Board and members,” said SVS Foundation Development Committee Chair Ali AbuRahma, MD. “The Foundation’s goal is to move our specialty forward through research to help build research scientists’ careers and improve patient care. SAVS pledges, along with support from other societies, strengthen our field and demonstrates our unity.”

The other societies that have committed support to the SVS Foundation include:

• Eastern Vascular Society

• Midwestern Vascular Surgical Society

• New England Society for Vascular Surgery

• Western Vascular Society

With its contribution, SAVS is now honored in the Foundation’s Legacy Program: Director’s Circle. To learn more about the SVS Foundation and read testimonials visit


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