Adam, Robin, and Dr. Forbes sit down with Drs Lawrence, Nelson, and Eldrep-Jorgensen to discuss the Society for Vascular Surgery Foundation and introduce one of its newest initiatives, the VISTA program.
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. Amy Reed is a professor and chief of the division of vascular surgery at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, MN. She is an accomplished academic surgeon and clinically active across a broad scope of vascular surgery practice but is here today mostly in her role as the Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) secretary to discuss SVS membership opportunities and recently available resources put out by the SVS to address the COVID-19 pandemic.
Kim Hodgson, MD is the David Sumner endowed Chair of vascular and endovascular surgery at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield, Ill. and is the current president of the Society for Vascular Surgery. Dr. Hodgson served on the Vascular Surgery Board and recently presented as the SVS representative at the multidisciplinary panel for the Circulatory system devices and medical devices advisory committee as part of the FDA oversight into paclitaxel devices in PAD.
Dr. Dawn Coleman is an Associate Professor of Surgery at The University of Michigan, and she is the Program Director of the Integrated Vascular Surgery Residency Program and Fellowship. She is the Chair of The SVS Wellness Task Force, and discusses the results of the vascular surgery burnout survey on today’s podcast.
Michel S. Makaroun, MD is a professor of surgery and the chair of vascular surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He is the current president of the Society for Vascular Surgery and has been the president of almost every major vascular surgery organization, including the WFVS, SCVS, Eastern Vascular Society and the APDVS.
This episode is the first in a series produced in collaboration with the Society for Vascular Surgery Young Surgeons Advisory Committee (SVS YSC). This episode will focus on establishing a research lab and setting the groundwork for a productive academic career. Our guests for this episode are two members of the Young Surgeons Advisory Committee, Dr. Mohamed Zayed and Dr. Nicholas Osborne.
Malachi Sheahan, MD, professor and chair of vascular and endovascular surgery and program director for the vascular surgery integrated residency and fellowship at LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans chats with us about mentorship, his role in developing the fundamentals of vascular surgery curriculum, burnout and surgeon wellness, his experiences during Katrina, and his thoughts on the #ThisIsOurLane controversy.