SCVS president becomes chair of American Board of Surgery

M. Ashraf Mansour

The American Board of Surgery (ABS) has named Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery (SCVS) President M. Ashraf Mansour, MBBS, as its 2023–24 chair. He was nominated to the ABS by the Association of Program Directors in Vascular Surgery (APDVS) in 2016.

“It is a great honor to serve as the American Board of Surgery chair this year,” said  Mansour. “I am very proud of all the accomplishments of the Board since I joined in 2016, from governance redesign to leading by example on diversity, equity, and inclusion.”

The Vascular Surgery Board (VSB), which administers the Qualifying and Certifying Exams required for board certification in vascular surgery, is part of the ABS.

“Achieving board certification is a milestone in every surgeon’s career,” said Mansour. “Being a diplomate of the American Board of Surgery tells the public that this surgeon has successfully completed surgical training and went through a rigorous certification process.”

Mansour is the chief of vascular surgery at Corewell Health in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and professor of surgery at Michigan State University. Born in Cairo, Egypt, he attended medical school at the Cairo University School of Medicine. After completing a general surgery residency at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver,  Mansour served in the United States Army Medical Corps. He then completed a vascular surgery fellowship at Southern Illinois University in Springfield.

Mansour previously served as vice chair of the VSB from 2018–2019. He is also a past president of the Midwestern Vascular Surgical Society (MVSS).


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