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NEW: The Society for Vascular Surgery is now offering trademarked professional designations for Active members and Distinguished Fellows.
The Society for Vascular Surgery supports excellence and innovation in vascular health through education, advocacy, research and public awareness. Its membership currently includes more than 5,800 vascular health specialists.
Benefits of membership
Members enjoy many benefits, and SVS membership is widely recognized in the vascular community as a mark of professional achievement.
To apply, review the membership categories below and determine which is right for you.
Membership applications are now reviewed on a quarterly basis. Deadlines are on the first of the month in March, June, September and December.
Who is eligible?
Vascular surgeons in the United States or Canada who have demonstrated excellence in the field of vascular disease.
Physicians who reside outside North America who would otherwise be qualified for active membership.
Varies by country
Physicians, such as podiatrists and scientists, who have demonstrated an active interest in the field of vascular disease, but are not vascular surgeons.
Non-physicians who have demonstrated an active interest in the field of vascular disease.
Medical students, general surgery residents, physicians who are currently accepted to, or enrolled in an accredited vascular surgery residency training program and physicians who have graduated from a vascular training program but have not yet obtained their boards or applied for Active membership.
Distinguished physicians who have achieved international prominence in the vascular field.
SVS members who have retired from the practice of vascular surgery.
Distinguished Fellow Designation
Current Senior, Active and International SVS members who have distinguished themselves by sustained contributions to vascular surgery may apply for the title of distinguished fellow. Once approved, distinguished fellows are entitled to use the designation acronym of DFSVS™ (Distinguished Fellow of the SVS™) after their name.