Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) member Anahita Dua, MD, has been named a Presidential Leadership Scholar for 2023.
She is one of 60 scholars in this eighth annual class. Dua is an associate professor of surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston.
Presidential Leadership Scholars are “making a difference in the world by applying lessons in leadership learned from the presidential experiences of Presidents George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush and Lyndon B. Johnson,” according to program leaders.
“I am honored to be a part of this program that teaches leadership skills utilized by our past presidents of Bush, Clinton and Johnson and their administrations to make the world a better place,” said Dua of her honor.
Her project focuses on decreasing amputations rates among Americans through targeted legislative changes “that would optimize the multidisciplinary team approach to limb salvage, making it both standardized and accessible.”
Her intent is to address limb amputation—one of the most detrimental and costly outcomes of diabetes—and its prevalence amongst minority groups.
The scholars will travel to each participating presidential center to learn from former presidents, key officials of their administrations, business and civic leaders, and leading academics. Dua and the other scholars will study and put into practice varying approaches to leadership and exchange ideas to help strengthen their impact.