Spotlight: Outstanding women in business award

Julie A. Freischlag

American College of Surgeons (ACS) President-elect Julie A. Freischlag, MD, CEO of Wake Forest Baptist Health and a past president of the Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS), has been named the Triad Business Journal 2021 recipient of the Outstanding Women in Business Special Achievement Award.

Seattle Magazine has named its 2021 top doctors in vascular surgery in the regional area, with eight of the nine selected SVS members. They are Renee Minjarez, MD, Benjamin W. Starnes, MD, Nam Tran, MD, Brian Ferris, MD, Kathleen Gibson, MD, Swee Lian Tan, MD, Matthew Sweet, MD, and Derek Nathan, MD.

While registering for VAM, donate to SVS Foundation

Members and others registering for the Vascular Annual Meeting (VAM) have the opportunity to contribute to the Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) Foundation’s continued research, and prevention and awareness efforts.

Registrants will see a box to fill in to make their contribution. Donations fund awards and other important programs to improve vascular care. Visit


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