Vascular Volunteers in Service to All (VISTA) Program from the SVS Foundation

Adam, Robin, and Dr. Forbes sit down with Drs Eldrup-Jorgensen and Nelson to discuss in detail the SVS Foundation’s newest initiative, the VISTA program, and one of the first funded pilot projects.

  • Jens Eldrup-Jorgensen, MD is a professor of surgery at Tufts University and Maine Medical Center and medical director for the Society of Vascular Surgery for the Vascular Quality Initiative. He is the innovative force behind the development of the Vascular Volunteers Improve Service to All Program, also known as VISTA.
  • Peter Nelson, MD (@prn19) is the Professor and Chief of Vascular Surgery, Mary Louise Todd Chair in Cardiovascular Research, OU College of Medicine and leads one of the first funded pilot projects working with indigenous communities in Oklahoma.

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Co-host introductions

  • Thomas Forbes, MD (@TL_forbes) is a professor of surgery and RJ Elliot Chair and Division Head of Vascular Surgery at the University of Toronto and was our 4th guest on the podcast and has been a major supporter of our work and will be joining our team more regularly.
  • Robin Osofsky, MD (@OsofskyRobin) is a general surgery resident at the University of New Mexico who is interested in applying for vascular surgery.