Vascular Specialist–December 2021


In this issue:

*This issue went to press before Congress moved to address cuts to Medicare due to kick in Jan. 1, 2022.

  • “Countdown to the cuts” (p. 1 and 7)
  • “One simple trick can tone your abs and identify fake news!” Medical editor Malachi Sheahan, MD, tackles the second part of a two-part editorial on science denial amid the pandemic (p. 2 and 4)
  • Interview: Wei Zhou, MD, discusses becoming Western Vascular Society (WVS) president-elect, progress on diversity, equity and inclusion issues, and the emerging generation of young surgeons (p. 15)
  • Young Erben, MD, interviews Charles B. Ross, MD, in this month’s leadership column (p. 18)
  • Corner Stitch: Christopher Audu, MD, and Laura Marie Drudi, MD, place  Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Society (VESS) membership under the microscope (p. 22–23)
  • A roundup of new science and associated news from meetings taking place across the fall (p. 25)


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