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Vascular Specialist – January 2021

Vascular Specialist – January 2021

*The January 2021 issue of Vascular Specialist went to press prior to the news that the dates for VAM had been moved to August, and that Congress had moved to halt cuts to Medicare.

In this issue:

  • Target 2021: In our positivity special analyzing the year ahead, SVS councils and committees outline their key aims and objectives (p. 1 and 4–11)
  • Vascular Specialist resident/fellow editor Laura Marie Drudi, MD, reflects on a year of challenges—COVID-19, postponed exams, goodbyes, an overseas assignment—and the quest for a healing touch (p. 2)
  • The Society for Vascular Surgery’s inaugural Leadership Development Program signals a year in which it overcame a series of difficulties set forth by the pandemic (p. 12)
  • Vascular surgery COVID-19 registry participants dotted across the U.S. and in Europe probe the state of practice amid the winter surge (p. 20)
  • COVID-related hypercoagulability linked to elevated malfunction rate in temporary hemodialysis catheters (p. 21)
  • Robert M. Zwolak, MD, discusses how outpatient evaluation and management codes have been extensively revised for the first time since 1992 (p. 23)
  • SVS president Ronald L. Dalman, MD, tells trainees: ‘Vascular surgery is a tremendously rewarding career’ (p. 27)

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