To help celebrate the diversity in the vascular surgery specialty, the Society for Vascular Surgery Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee has launched “Voices of Vascular,” a series highlighting the contributions of surgeons from a wide variety of backgrounds.
“Voices” debuts this month, during the celebration of Black History Month. The initiative will highlight the stories of SVS members while also emphasizing patient education and awareness and sharing health-related facts and information pertinent to the community. The series will continue throughout the year.
SVS members from all backgrounds are invited to share their stories (or nominate someone else) by filling out the form available at vascular.org/VoicesForm. The SVS Foundation added a new fourth pillar for DEI in 2022. The “Voices of Vascular” series is aimed at helping to raise awareness as the Foundation works to raise funds to support DEI initiatives. The first profiles will be available at vascular.org/VoicesOfVascular.