SVS Foundation Gala

Vascular Spectacular - Northern Lights

The SVS Foundation — with planning by the Gala Committee — will host the Second Annual “Vascular Spectacular – Northern Lights” Gala Friday, June 19, during the 2020 Vascular Annual Meeting in Toronto, Canada at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel. 

The proceeds go towards the SVS Foundation’s mission: “To optimize the vascular health and well-being of patients and the public through support of research that leads to discovery of knowledge and innovative strategies, as well as education and programs, to prevent and treat circulatory disease.”

Gala tickets are $250 each, of which $100 is a tax-deductible contribution to the SVS Foundation’s annual unrestricted fund, the Greatest Need.

This year’s Gala program is again chaired by Dr. Cynthia Shortell and Dr. Benjamin Starnes. The committee has prepared a fantastic social gathering to include a reception, dinner, entertainment, silent and live auctions, a fun and friendly “Raise the Paddle to Fund the Cause” event, plus a live DJ and dancing. It will be an event you will not want to miss!

If you are willing to donate an item for our auctions, please contact for more information or call Allison Stanis, Sr. Development Manager at 312-334-2352. You may also upload your auction item(s) information directly on our Gala table/ticket & auction website.

Purchase Your Ticket or Table (Seats 10)

Vascular Spectacular - Northern Lights – Tables Sales:

3 Tables Purchased:
Michel Makaroun, MD, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

2 Tables Purchased:
Ron Dalman, MD, Stanford Vascular Surgery
Thomas Forbes, MD, University of Toronto Vascular Surgery 
Kim Hodgson, MD, Party
Douglas Hood, MD, SIU School of Medicine
Benjamin Starnes, MD, University of Washington Vascular Surgery
SVS Staff

1 Table Purchased:
Ali AbuRahma, MD, West Virgina University - Charleston Division
Enrico Ascher, MD, Enrico Ascher Party 
Bernadette Aulivola, MD, Loyola University Health System 
Adam Beck, MD, University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB)
Michael Belkin, MD, Michael Belkin Party
Darrin Clouse, MD, UVA Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Clem Darling, MD, R Clement Darling Party
Matthew Eagleton, MD, Mass General Vascular Surgery
Peter Faries, MD, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Julie Freischlag, MD, Julie Freischlag Party
Dennis Gable, MD, Baylor S&W Hospital Plano
Gary Giangola, MD, Gary Giangola Party
Ben Jackson, MD, University of Pennsylvania
Glenn Jacobowitz, MD, NYU Langone Health Vascular Surgery
Williams Jordan, Jr., Emory University Division of Vascular Surgery
Vik Kashyap, MD, University Hospitals Case Medical Center
Peter Lawrence, MD, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
Sean Lyden, MD, Sean Lyden/Cleveland Clinic 
Luke Marone, MD, WVU Medicine HVI Vascular Surgery
Matthew Mell, MD, UC Davis Medical Center
Raghu Motaganahalli, MD, Indiana University 
Deepak Nair, MD, Deepak Nair Party
Timothy Nypaver, MD, Henry Ford Hospital
Peter Rossi, MD, MCW Vascular and Endovscular Surgery
Luis Sanchez, MD, Washington University Vascular Surgery 
Andres Schanzer, MD, University of Massachusetts (UMASS)
Abby Schmitz, Metronic
Malachi Sheahan, MD, Louisiana State University (LSU) Vascular 
Cynthia Shortell, MD, Duke Vascular and Endovascular Surgery 
Matthew Smeds, MD Party
Marty Sylvain, BIBA Medical group
Ravi Veeraswamy, MD, MUSC Vascular Surgery
Thomas Wakefield, MD, Michigan Medicine
Fred Weaver, MD, Keck Medical Center of USC
Wei Zhou, MD, University of Arizona