Transatlantic Series with the ESVS: Intersocietal PAD Guidelines


Welcome to the Transatlantic series, a co-production of Audible Bleeding (a publication of the SVS) and the ESVS podcast. In today’s episode, we explore the intersocietal guidelines on peripheral arterial disease in patients with diabetes and foot ulcers authored by the International Working Group on the Diabetic Foot (IWGDF), the European Society for Vascular Surgery (ESVS), and the Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS).


Dr. Robert Fitridge is a Professor of Vascular Surgery at University of Adelaide in Australia. He is a member of the IWGDF and is also a member of the steering committee for the Global Vascular Guideline on the management of Chronic Limb-threatening Ischaemia. 


Dr. Vivienne Chuter is a Professor in the Department of Podiatry at Western Sydney University and Honorary Professor in the School of Health Science at The University of NewCastle. She is a member of the IWGDF. She has published extensively on diabetic foot disease and leads a clinically based research program focusing on the prevention and management of diabetes-related foot disease for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and for non-Indigenous Australians.


Dr. Nicolaas Schaper is an emeritus professor of Endocrinology at Maastricht University Hospital in the Netherlands. Dr. Schaper was the coordinator of the European diabetic foot research consortium, Eurodiale. He is Chair of the 2023 Diabetic Foot Symposium (ISDF 2023) and is Chair of the IWGDF.


Dr. Joseph L. Mills is a Professor of Vascular Surgery at Baylor in Houston, Texas. He is a member of the IWGDF. Dr. Mills is a leader in the vascular surgery global community, has served as president of the Peripheral Vascular Surgery Society, and is currently a member of the Surgery Residency Review Committee of the ACGME.


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  • Dr. Naveed A. Rahman is a chief surgery resident at SUNY Upstate in Syracuse, NY. He will pursue a vascular surgery fellowship at the University of Maryland starting in 2024. His Doximity profile is https://www.doximity.com/pub/naveed-rahman-md. Twitter: @naveedrahmanmd

  • Dr. Suzanne Stokmans is a fifth-year vascular surgery resident at the Isala Hospital in Zwolle, the Netherlands.

  • Dr. Ezra Schwartz is a medical graduate from McGill University currently completing a Master of Medical Science in Medical Education at Harvard Medical School. He is an aspiring vascular surgeon and surgical education researcher. Twitter: @ezraschwartz10


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