2023-2024 SVS Foundation Award Winners

The Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) convened its Annual Business Meeting at the Vascular Annual Meeting (VAM) on June 22 in Chicago, Ill., where the 2023-2024 SVS Foundation award recipients were recognized for their contributions to vascular research and education. The recipients are as follows: 

James S. T. Yao Resident Research Award
Kevin D. Mangum, MD, PhD

Vascular Surgery Integrated Resident
University of Michigan
Abstract title: The STAT3-SETDB2 Axis Dictates NFκB-mediated Inflammation in Macrophages during Wound Repair
Mentor: Katherine Gallagher, MD

Vascular Research Initiatives Conference Trainee Awards
Shaunak Adkar, MD, PhD
Integrated Vascular Surgery Resident
Stanford University
Abstract title: Soluble Guanylate Cyclase Activators as Potential Novel Pad Therapeutics
Mentor: Derek Klarin, MD  

Jack Bontekoe, MD
Integrated Vascular Surgery Resident
University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics
Abstract title: Reduction of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Rupture by Modulating Smooth Muscle Cell Phenotype Switching
Mentor: Bo Liu, PhD  

Nathaniel Parchment, MD
Integrated Thoracic Surgery Resident
University of Michigan
Abstract title: Endothelial Mixed Lineage Leukemia 1 (kmt2a/MLL1) As A Central Mediator of Immunothrombosis During SARS-CoV-2 Infection
Mentor: Andrea Obi, MD  

Lucas Reckard-Mota, MD
General Surgery Resident
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School
Abstract title: Deciphering Prosthetic Bypass Graft to Artery Anastomosis Dynamics At The Molecular Level: A Single-nuclei And Spatial Transcriptomics Analysis
Mentor: Patric Liang, MD    

Student Research Fellowship Awards
Daniel Zikri Aziz
University of Virginia
Sponsor: Dr. Melina R. Kibbe
Project Title:  Advancements in Early Detection of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms via Nanomaterial-Conjugated Contrast Agents  

Warren Carter
Yale School of Medicine
Sponsor: Dr. Isibor Arhuidese
Project Title:  Carotid revascularization outcomes of premature carotid atherosclerosis among patients in neighborhoods of differing social disadvantage  

Caryn Dooner
University of Toronto
Sponsor: Dr. Mirande Witheford
Project Title:  Assessing and addressing health literacy in vascular surgery patients

Alasdair Fletcher
VA Boston Healthcare
Sponsor: Dr. James McPhee
Project Title:  Comparing indications for and rates of atherectomy for PAD in single-payer VA healthcare system with national trends  

Alejandra Silva Hernandez
University of Washington
Sponsor: Dr. Gale Tang
Project Title:  A Sustainable Real Vessel-on-a-Chip as an Observable Disease Model of Intima Hyperplasia  

Stuthi Iyer
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Sponsor: Dr. Edith Tzeng
Project Title:  The association between frailty and major adverse limb events is mediated by depression after revascularization for chronic limb-threatening ischemia  

Amin Ali Mirzaie
University of Florida
Sponsor: Dr. Samir Kaushik Shah
Project Title:  Assessing Prognostic Expectations in Patients with Chronic Limb-Threatening Ischemia (CLTI)

Vikki Rueda
Northwell Health
Sponsor: Dr. Alisha Oropallo
Project Title:  The Impact of Social Determinants of Health on Genetic Profiles in Diabetic Foot Ulcers between Responders and Nonresponders to Standard of Care  

Andrew William Schwartz
Yale School of Medicine
Sponsor: Dr. Alan Dardik
Project Title:  The Role of Sox6 Expression in Venous Remodeling after Arteriovenous Fistula Creation  

Hana Soraya Shafique
Duke University School of Medicine
Sponsor: Dr. Kevin Southerland
Project Title:  The Role of Spp1+ Macrophages in Peripheral Arterial Disease  

Garrett Blane Sweatt
Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
Sponsor: Dr. William P Robinson
Project Title:  Chronic Total Occlusion Length on Long Term Femoropopliteal Segment Patency in Chronic Limb Threatening Ischemia: Are the Currently Accepted Cutoffs Supported by Clinical Data?  

Ashley Xu
University of California, San Francisco
Sponsor: Dr. Michael S. Conte
Project Title:  Underlying Mechanisms of Vascular Calcification in Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)