We host a panel of vascular surgeons representing the Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) Policy and Advocacy Council, Government Relations Committee (GRC), and the Political Action Committee. (PAC). They discuss how they became involved and specifically their work regarding the United States Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Payment Reforms that will go into effect in January 2021.
Dr. Ross Naylor (MBChB MD FRCS) is Professor of Vascular Surgery at the Leicester Vascular Institute, Leicester UK. He is a past President of the Vascular Society of Great Britain and Ireland and a past Editor in Chief of the European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery. He has authored 600 publications and book chapters, co-edited three textbooks of Vascular Surgery and his work has been cited over 17,000 times.
This episode was recorded prior to the COVID-19 pandemic as part of our collaborative series with the Society for Vascular Surgery Young Surgeons Advisory Committee. Nicole Rich and Sharif Ellozy talk with Dr. Misty Humphries and Dr. Gregory Magee about what they did, or wish they had done, during training to help them establish their practices as young vascular surgeons.
Dr. Antonio Lanfranchi is a Cardiologist at the University of Milan, Luigi Sacco Hospital. He has practiced for over 20 years and has substantial expertise in echocardiography, interventional cardiology and clinical adult cardiology. He joins us today to share his experience and what he has learned from his work in a coronavirus unit in one of the global epicenters of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dr. Gilbert Upchurch is the Edward R. Woodward Professor and Chair of Surgery at the University of Florida College of Medicine and the 2019 president of the Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery. He joins us to discuss changes he sees in vascular surgery.
Dr. Julie Freischlag is the dean of the Wake Forest University School of Medicine and the CEO of the Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. She discusses with us mentorship, leadership and diversity in healthcare and pointers for thoracic outlet surgery.
Dr. Meltzer is an associate professor of surgery and chair of vascular surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Arizona where in addition to a busy clinical practice, he researches cost drivers in medicine along with the safety and efficacy of new technology in vascular surgery.