Our Team

We aim to be inclusive of all perspectives represented within the vascular surgery community.

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Co-Editors

Adam Johnson, MD, MPH

Managing Editor

 

Adam is a second year vascular surgery fellow at NewYork-Presbyterian, Columbia University and Weill Cornell Medicine. He first fell in love with listening to podcasts while walking his new Italian Greyhound, Pepperoni.  He has academic interests in continuous quality improvement, optimizing the electronic health record, and mitigating the impact of frailty on vascular surgery outcomes. Follow @adam_mdmph

Adham Elmously, MD 

Interviews and History

 

Adham completed his general surgery residency at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, and is currently a first year vascular surgery fellow at NewYork-Presbyterian, Columbia University and Weill Cornell Medicine.  He has a clinical interest in complex aortic disease and in what free time he has, he enjoys cycling, playing guitar and entertaining his daughter, Amina.  Follow @ElmouslyMD


Jacob Schwartzman, MD, MPH

Research and Publications

 

Jacob completed his general surgery residency at Rutgers - New Jersey Medical School and is currently a first year vascular surgery fellow at NewYork-Presbyterian, Columbia University and Weill Cornell Medicine. He has a special interest in surgical education, both at the medical student and resident level. In his free time, he enjoys running, golf, tennis, fishing, and being outdoors.  Follow @JSchwartzmanMD

 

Kevin Kniery, MD, MPH 

Collaborations

 

Kevin is a vascular surgeon in the US Army.  He completed his vascular surgery fellowship at NewYork-Presbyterian, Columbia University and Weill Cornell Medicine. He is the co-creator of Behind The Knife, the leading surgery podcast. He is an avid podcast listener, and endurance sport enthusiast, and enjoys spending time with his wife, Sarah, and two beautiful daughters, Makenna and Maddie. Follow @Kniery_Bird

 


Matt Smith, MD, PhD

Education

 

Matt is an assistant professor of surgery at University of Washington in Seattle, WA. He completed his fellowship at NewYork-Presbyterian, Columbia University and Weill Cornell Medicine. Matt did an MD/PhD at University of Utah where he focused on Platelet biology.  Matt loves to teach and is excited to be a part of this podcast though his real passions are playing in the mountains and spending time with family.  

 

Nicole Rich, MD, MPH 

Policy and Advocacy

 

Nicole is a second year vascular surgery fellow at NewYork-Presbyterian, Columbia University and Weill Cornell Medicine. She completed her residency in general surgery at UCSF. Nicole enjoys teaching and is passionate about improving vascular surgical care for underserved populations. She loves architecture, theater, fashion, food and a good bookstore. Follow on LinkedIn

Sharif Ellozy, MD 

Society for Vascular Surgery Liaison

 

Sharif is an Associate Professor of Surgery and in the Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at Weill Cornell Medicine and Program Director for the NYP Vascular Surgery Fellowship. He is passionate about surgical education, and couldn’t be prouder of his trainees. He is an avid swimmer, and in his off time he enjoys music, food, travel and listens to way too many podcasts. Follow @SharifEllozy

 


Editors-At-Large

Amanda Fobare, MD

WISER Podcast

 

Amanda is a first year Vascular Surgery fellow at Emory University. She is originally from Kalamazoo, MI and completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Michigan (Go Blue!). She complete her MD at Boston University and general surgery residency at Emory. Outside of operating, she enjoys traveling, reading, running, and fostering animals with the local humane society.  Follow @AmandaFobare

 

Leanna Erete, MBBS

Rouleaux Club

 

Leanna graduated from Newcastle University in 2014. She underwent post graduate training in East of England and Northern Deaneries. She is now based in London and is currently an ST5 Vascular Trainee in King's College Hospital. She is an Education Rep of the Rouleaux Club, interested in education and human factors. She is a fair-weather runner, loves jigsaws, and excited to join the Audible Bleeding team! Follow @leanna_erete

Rachael Forsythe, MBChB, PhD

Rouleaux Club

 

Rachael is a senior vascular surgery trainee in Edinburgh, Scotland, having also trained in Bristol and London, with a PhD studying molecular and cellular imaging of AAA.  She is the Vice President and an education rep of the Rouleaux Club - the UK vascular trainees’ association. She is married with 2 children, has recently taken up cycling and is delighted to be a new member of the Audible Bleeding team! Follow @ROForsythe

 


Contributors

Guests


Anna Vecchio

SVS Marketing

 

Anna is the Marketing & Membership Specialist at the Society for Vascular Surgery. She works with Audible Bleeding on the public-facing website, social promotion, editing podcasts and optimizing SEO. She graduated from the University of Kentucky in May 2020 with a BA in Integrated Strategic Communication. Anna loves trying new recipes, traveling and skiing.