Interviews · 25. April 2024
In this episode Abena Appah-Sampong (@abenasamp) and Leana Dogbe (@leanadogbe) partner with Vaiva Dabravolskaite ( from ESVS to host an episode discussing social deprivation in vascular surgery. Dr. Tara Mastracci and Dr. Olamide Alabi join us to offer insights into how social deprivation drives disparities in outcomes and steps to how we can shift practice paradigms to better address our patient needs. Dr. Tara Mastracci (@aorticsurgeon) is a vascular surgeon with...
Interviews · 17. February 2024
In today’s episode, Dr. Sharif Ellozy, Gowri Gowda, Ezra Schwartz, and Kundanika Lakkadi interview Dr. Premchand “PC” Gupta, a vascular surgeon in India. Dr. Gupta is the clinical director of vascular and endovascular surgery and vascular interventional radiology at the Care Hospitals in Hyderabad, India. He is President of the Vascular Society of India and Vice President of the World Federation of Vascular Societies. He is actively involved in research, sits on numerous editorial boards...
Interviews · 15. October 2023
In this episode, Imani (@iemcelroy) sits down with Dr. Lyssa Ochoa, vascular surgeon and founder of The San Antonio Vascular and Endovascular (SAVE) Clinic, discussing her efforts to decrease diabetic foot amputations in South Texas. Dr. Ochoa was born and raised along the Texas-Mexico border and attended medical school, general surgery residency, and vascular surgery residency at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX. Understanding that collaboration is key to change health outcomes, Dr....
Interviews · 04. October 2023
Vascular Team Talk is back with our second episode! This podcast mini-series is brought to you by the Society of Vascular Surgery Physician Assistant Section and Audible Bleeding. How does your Vascular team communicate or organize the day? Teams can consist of many people who have different responsibilities and due to the busy nature of vascular surgery services, it may be difficult to ensure urgent matters get passed on. In this episode, we focus on the importance of communication and...
Interviews · 03. September 2023
In today’s episode, Ezra Schwart interviews Dr. Ahmed Kayssi, a vascular surgeon in Canada.
Interviews · 27. August 2023
Today, Dr. Ezra Schwartz and Dr. Nakia Sarad continue exploring how vascular surgeons and patients communicate. They discuss how we share stories and what may get lost in translation.
Interviews · 03. July 2023
We are delighted to review the SVS VAM Diversity and Resident/Medical Student travel scholarships in today's episode. Dr. Ezra Schwartz and Dr. Nakia Sarad speak with three scholarship recipients to explore their reasons for applying, their experience at the 2023 Vascular Annual Meeting, and the impact of their attendance on their goals and aspirations.
Interviews · 18. June 2023
In this episode, we chat with Dr. Alan Dardik about his father, a pioneering vascular surgeon, Dr. Herbert Dardik. Dr. Alan Dardik recollects many great stories of his father and how he ultimately followed in his footsteps.
Interviews · 14. June 2023
Today, Dr. David Ebertz and Dr. Jason Turner (@JasonTyTurner) discuss with multiple leaders in vascular surgery about their involvement in vascular surgery societies, VESS (@VESurgery) and SVS (@VascularSVS). Guests include Drs. Leigh Ann O'Banion, Vikram Kashyap, Nick Mouawad, Saideep Bose, and Matthew Smeds.
Interviews · 22. May 2023
Today, Dr. Ezra Schwartz and Dr. Nakia Sarad begin an exploration of how vascular surgeons and patients communicate. We will discuss how we share stories with one another and what may get lost in translation. The first episode in this series features Dr. Anahita Dua in conversation with her patients and their experience with deep venous arterialization.

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