Welcoming a New President, Presenting Awards


The Vascular Annual Meeting conducts important Society business at the SVS Annual Business Meeting. During Saturday’s meeting and luncheon, President R. Clement Darling III, MD, will hand over the leadership reins to President-Elect Michel S. Makaroun, MD.

Dr. Michel S. Makaroun

The meeting is from 12 to 1:30 p.m. Saturday in Ballroom C of the Hynes Convention Center. Besides welcoming a new president, the meeting also will include acting on the 2018-2019 slate of officers.

Dr. R. Clement Darling III

Members also recieved updates from officers and select committees and recognized outstanding achievements and awards from the Journal of Vascular Surgery, SVS Foundation and SVS. Award winners included the first recipients of the new SVS Foundation Community Awareness and Prevention Project Practice Grant.

The following people received awards during the luncheon:

SVS Presidential Citation Award

Drs. Kellie R. Brown, for her work as Chair of the Postgraduate Education Committee; O. William Brown, Chair of the Conflict of Interest Committee; Daniel G. Clair, Chair of the Education Council; Michael C. Dalsing, Chair of the Government Relations Committee; Alan Dardik, Chair of the Research Council; Dennis R. Gable, Chair of the Public and Professional Outreach Committee; Richard J. Fowl, Chair of the Ethics and Professional Conduct Committee; Brad L. Johnson, Chair of the Quality and Performance Measures Committee; Larry Kraiss, Chair of the SVS Patient Safety Organization; Walter J. McCarthy, Chair of the History Committee; Frank B. Pomposelli, Chair of the Clinical Practice Council; Jeffrey Raines; Amy Reed, Chair of the Fellows Committee; Edith Tzeng, Chair of the Research and Education Committee; Robert Zwolak, Chair of the VA Vascular Surgeons Committee; and Roger Gregory and James S.T. Yao, for their dedicated service in capturing the history of SVS.

SVS Awards

Women’s Leadership Training Grants
Drs. Dawn Coleman, Bao-Ngoc Nguyen and Margaret Tracci

SVS Vascular Surgery Trainee Advocacy Travel Scholarship
Dr. Anahita Dua

SVS Foundation Awards

SVS Foundation and American College of Surgeons Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Development Award (K08)
Dr. Bao-Ngoc Nguyen

SVS Foundation E.J. Wylie Traveling Fellowship
Dr. Omid Jazaeri

SVS Foundation Clinical Research Seed Grant
Drs. Samantha D. Minc and Bjoern D. Suckow, MD, MS

SVS Foundation Resident Research Award
Dr. Kaspar M. Trocha

SVS Foundation Research Career Development Travel Award
Drs. James Brooks, Kristina Giles, and Samir Shah, MD

Vascular Cures/ SVS Foundation Wylie Scholar Award
John Byrne, MB BCh, MD (by research), FRCSI

SVS Foundation Community Awareness and Prevention Project Practice Grant
Drs. Manish Mehta, MD, MPH; Elizabeth L. Detschelt, MD; and Marcus E. Semel, MD, MPH

Vascular Research Initiatives Conference Trainee Travel Scholarship
Drs. Frank M. Davis, Catherine Go, Omar Saffaf, and Karim M. Salem

SVS Foundation Student Research Fellowship Award
Arash Fereydooni* (Yale School of Medicine), Helen Genis* (University of Toronto), Nikolai Thomas Harroun (Washington University, St.Louis), Alice Jo* (Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine), Revanth Kosaraju* (Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center), Alexa Mordhorst* (Vancouver General Hospital/University of British Columbia), Lindsey Anne Olivere (Duke University School of Medicine), Suzannah Patterson (Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School), Joel L. Ramirez* (University of California, San Francisco), Sudie Ann Robinson* (SUNY Upstate Medical University), Muzammil Hussain Syed (St. Michael’s Hospital/McMaster University), Jeffrey W. Zhao* (Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine)

(*Awarded a Society for Vascular Surgery General Surgery Resident/Medical Student VAM Travel Scholarship)


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