Tag: Diversity

Cuts to Medicare: ‘As vascular disease complexity increases, reimbursement for complex...

Outgoing Midwestern Vascular Surgical Society (MVSS) President Kellie Brown, MD, has seen fundamental changes to the way vascular surgery is practiced during her 20...

SVS: A lesson in unity through diverse talent

Today’s emphasis on diversity is nearly inescapable, while examples of true unity seem scarcer. Is there really a way the two can co-exist or...

The top 10 most popular Vascular Specialist stories in August

Our recent editorial on the status of the interview, one of the Presidential Addresses from the Vascular Annual Meeting (VAM), a slew of new...

SVS publishes diversity, equity and inclusion supplement—exploring route forward

On the heels of a worldwide pandemic that has helped expose deep disparities in healthcare, the Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) published a response—and...

Dalman: Meeting challenges of COVID-19, SVS future direction head-on

In his introduction to the second of two Presidential Addresses on the 2021 Vascular Annual Meeting (VAM) slate, new Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS)...

‘Let’s move on to solutions,’ keynote speaker tells diversity, equity and...

Lee Kirksey, MD, issued an unapologetic apology of sorts at the outset of his discussion of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) issues. “If I...

Map out your VAM experience with the Online Planner

Get a jump start on planning your way through the Vascular Annual Meeting (VAM) with the SVS Online Planner. It includes the entire VAM...

SVS publishes DEI supplement to highlight challenges and opportunities within the...

With a firm eye on healing disparities in healthcare and within the vascular surgery specialty itself, the Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) has published...

Special session on diversity enters VAM agenda

Over the course of more than a year, diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) have been brought into sharp focus by a compendium of events...

DEI: One speciality, many voices, diverse perspectives

Over the course of the last year, the Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) has been on a journey toward fostering greater diversity, equity and...

Overcoming prejudice and uniting vascular surgery

The United States has been living through some charged times recently. Our profession is not immune to these conflagrations. In recent times, minority members...

Being queer without proximal or distal control

“What do you mean your partner? Does that mean a man?” These were among the questions one of my mentors asked me when we...

Patient: ‘Whole body wellness includes the mind and body’

Kathryn Bowser, MD, a member of the Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Committee, talks to Justin Michel, 29, who...

Does this loofah make me look gay?

I doubt many people remember a specific time they watched C-SPAN, let alone the exact date. But on Dec. 18, 2010, there I was, in...

SVS: Progress made during year like no other

While the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects dominated 2020–21 fiscal year—including the cancellation of the live 2020 Vascular Annual Meeting (VAM)—it did not deter...

Vascular Specialist–June 2021

In this special issue: Members of the SVS Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Committee introduce a multi-part special, featuring personal stories of overcoming prejudice,...

Elevating women in vascular surgery

Over a one-year period, Association of American Medical Colleges data showed that 25% of women in surgery reported experiencing disrespect based on their gender,...

In the room: Changes aplenty as VAM returns

The Vascular Annual Meeting (VAM) is more anticipated than ever after the annus horribilis of 2020 and the pared-back, digital VAM alternative that was...

VAM: Session on diversity set to feature on Friday of SVS...

Racial and ethnically based disparities exist in healthcare. To highlight these disparities, and what the Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) is doing to address...

When there are none: Why manels are out

On June 12, 2019, the director of the National Institutes of Health, Francis Collins, MD, made a public commitment to decline to take part...

‘Latinx’: How to understand and use the term

Three members of the Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Committee, chaired by Vincent M. Rowe, MD, explain use and...

Target 2021: SVS councils and committees drill down on key goals...

While there is little doubt the pandemic has impacted each vascular surgeon and the SVS as a Society in numerous ways, the commitment and...

SVS creates much-anticipated DEI Committee

Fulfilling one of the first recommendations—and the highest priority—of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Task Force, the Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) has...

Executive Board commits to DEI changes

The Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Task Force’s findings and recommendations are taking shape, with some already implemented. After...

NESVS outgoing president makes diversity pitch

During the virtual annual meeting of the New England Society for Vascular Surgery (NESVS), outgoing president Marc L. Schermerhorn, MD, called for the NESVS...

Give people a fair chance and watch the results

Ten years ago when we wrote a paper on diversity that was published in the Journal of Vascular Surgery (JVS), it barely caused a...

Help diversity effort by completing member survey

To know where to go, you first have to know the starting point. "We cannot adequately measure our progress in the SVS on diversity, equity...

New JVS associate editor for diversity traces footsteps of her mother

It took Journal of Vascular Surgery (JVS) associate editor Ulka Sachdev-Ost, MD, a while to realize just how much of an impact her mother’s...

SVS makes commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion

Following a year of study and including more than 40 separate goals, objectives and requested actions, the SVS Executive Board has received, reviewed and...

JVS appoints associate editor dedicated to diversity, equity and inclusion

The Journal of Vascular Surgery (JVS) has announced the appointment of a new associate editor for clinical research who will be focused on diversity,...

Through the looking glass: Addressing bias in surgery

The #Medbikini campaign spread like wildfire following the publication of the journal article in question. Reading the manuscript seemed like we crossed the threshold...

Leadership: Spotlight on Amy Reed, MD

This interview continues our series of conversations with national vascular surgery leaders based on topics from the Kouznes and Pozner book “The Truth About...

Sheahan: On professionals and professionalism

On March 19, 2019, I sat in the audience of the scientific sessions at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery...

APDVS responds to #Medbikini, re-avows commitment to diverse workforce

Vascular surgery took the national stage during the last week of July as outraged medical professionals across the country responded to a visual abstract...

SVS president, JVS editors respond to controversial paper furor

Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) president Ronald L. Dalman, MD, has pledged that the SVS and its flagship title the Journal of Vascular Surgery (JVS)...

Dispatches: Opening up a difficult conversation around systemic racism

Recent times have wrought a potent cocktail of cultural disarray on the psyche of the United States. In medicine and vascular surgery, this confluence...

Outgoing SVS president outlines state of Society diversity

Outgoing Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) president Kim Hodgson, MD, delivered a data-driven insight into diversity within the organization during his June 20 State...

SVS in transition: A look back, a look ahead

Each Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) president wishes for a memorable annual meeting, outgoing SVS president Kim Hodgson, MD, noted during his State of...