#VAM21 Highlight, Part 4 - Jason Lee and VESS, Bernadette Aulivola and Cassius Ochoa Chaar on Outreach, and Max Wohlauer on Occupational Hazard in Vascular Surgery
Directly from the Vascular Annual Meeting in 2021 in San Diego, here’s a taste of some of the great things that are happening at this year’s VAM. Hear perspectives from some first-time VAM attendees, as well as speakers, moderators, and other leaders in the field.
In this episode, we hear three different interviews with four different guests. We covered the Vascular and Endovascular Surgical Society with Dr. Jason Lee, Resident and Student Programming with Dr. Bernadette Aulivola and Dr. Cassius Ochoa Chaar, and occupational hazards for vascular surgeons with Dr. Max Wohlauer. Stay tuned for followup episodes on these and other topics from VAM!
- Dr. Jason Lee is the President of the Vascular and Endovascular Surgical Society, in addition to being the chief of vascular surgery for Stanford Medicine. He has held multiple leadership roles within many professional societies, having completed his medical degree at the University of California San Diego, general surgery residency at the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, and vascular surgery fellowship at Stanford.
- Dr. Bernadette Aulivola (@BAulivolaMD) is the chief of vascular surgery at Loyola University in Chicago, Illinois, and chaired the resident and student outreach committee for VAM21. She completed her medical degree at the Washington University School of Medicine, general surgery residency at Rush University Medical Center and Cook County Hospital in Chicago, and vascular surgery fellowship at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
- Dr. Cassius Ochoa Chaar is an associate professor of vascular surgery at the Yale School of Medicine in New Haven, Connecticut, and was vice chair of the resident and student outreach committee for VAM21. He completed his medical degree and master’s of science at the American University of Beirut, followed by general surgery residency at Yale, and vascular surgery fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
- Join the SVS as a Medical Student: https://vascular.org/about/membership/medical-student
- Join the SVS as a General Surgery Resident: https://vascular.org/membership/candidate/general-surgery-resident
- Find a mentor in the SVS Mentor Match Program: https://vascular.org/career-tools-training/develop-my-training-career/mentor-match-program
- Dr. Max Wohlauer (@doctormaxw) is an assistant professor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, as well as an associate program director of their residency and fellowship. He founded the Vascular Surgery COVID-19 Collaborative (VASCC, https://medschool.cuanschutz.edu/surgery/divisions-centers-affiliates/vascular/research/vascc/vascc). He obtained his medical degree from the Albany Medical College and completed general surgery residency at the University of Colorado followed by vascular surgery fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic.
- Audible Bleeding with Dr. Samuel Money on Ergonomics in Surgery: https://www.audiblebleeding.com/money-ergonomics/
- Physical discomfort, professional satisfaction, and burnout in vascular surgeons: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jvs.2018.11.026
- Physical pain and musculoskeletal discomfort in vascular surgeons: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jvs.2020.07.097
- Vascular surgeon wellness and burnout: A report from the Society for Vascular Surgery Wellness Task Force: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jvs.2020.10.065
- Dr. Matt Chia (@chia_md) is in his 6th year in the integrated vascular surgery program at Northwestern University. He obtained his medical degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine, and also holds a Master’s in Health Services and Outcomes Research from Northwestern.
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