#VAM21 Highlight, Part 3 - Drs. Carlos Bechara and William Shutze on the new SVS Surgical Coaching Program

Directly from the Vascular Annual Meeting in 2021 in San Diego, here’s a taste of some of the great things that are happening at this year’s VAM.  Hear perspectives from some first-time VAM attendees, as well as speakers, moderators, and other leaders in the field.  

In this episode, we hear from Dr. Carlos Bechara and Dr. William Shutze on the new SVS Surgical Coaching Program. We discuss the basics of the program and get a first hand look at what a coach and mentee interaction will look like as Dr. Bechara provides Dr. Shutze with his perspective and advice on a common non-clinical problem. 

Show Guests:

  • Dr. Carlos Bechara (@cfbechara) is a professor of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy at Loyola University Medical Center in Chicago, Ill. He is also the Co-Medical Director of Vascular Surgery and the Program Director of the Vascular Surgery Fellowship. Dr. Bechara has a focus on aortic disease and is part of the first cohort of surgical coaches. He completed medical school at American University of the Caribbean, general surgery residency at Tulane and Baylor University and vascular fellowship at Baylor University.
  • Dr. William P. Shutze is a vascular surgeon with Texas Vascular Associates in Plano, Tx. He has served numerous roles for the Society of Vascular Surgery and the Southern Vascular Outcomes Network.  He is past president of the Texas Vascular and Endovascular Society and will be the chair of the 2021-2022 SVS Clinical Practice Council. He went to medical school at the Baylor College of Medicine, general surgery residency at the University of Alabama Birmingham, and vascular surgeryfellowship at Baylor University. 

SVS Surgical Coaching for Vascular Surgeons: https://surgicalcoaching.org/svs/ 

  • Email: info@surgicalcoaching.org
  • Phone: (608) 301-5156
  • Surgical Coaches are SVS members and practicing vascular surgeons. The program is open to all active SVS members in good standing.

Host Introductions: 

  • Dr. Matt Chia (@chia_md) is in his 6th year in the integrated vascular surgery program at Northwestern University. He obtained his medical degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine, and also holds a Master’s in Health Services and Outcomes Research from Northwestern.