Active Membership


Active membership may be granted to vascular surgeons residing in the United States or Canada who have demonstrated knowledge and skill in the diagnosis and management of vascular disorders.

Active membership is divided into two groups: 

Board-certified in vascular surgery​​​
​Certification in Vascular Surgery by the Vascular Surgery Board of the Americ​an Board of Surgery or the Canadian equivalent. Vascular surgeons certified by the Osteopathic Board should apply for membership using application 2. ​

Download Application 1 [PDF]

Clinical practice in vascular surgery but not board-certified in the specialty​​
​Clinical practice is dedi​cated primarily to vascular surgery, as demonstrated by case logs, contributions to vascular education and/or r​esearch, participation in regional or local vascular societies, but is not certified in the specialty.

Download Application 2 [PDF]

How to apply 

Download the application for active membership and submit the completed documentation by March 1. The application includes a payment form for the required $100 non-refundable application fee.

Two letters of support from physicians are required, one of which must be from an active SVS member; no more than one can be from someone with whom you have a financial relationship. The letters must comment on your commitment to, and practice of, vascular surgery. It is your responsibility to obtain their letters and submit them accordingly.

A curriculum vitae is also required.

Review process 

Completed applications are shared with the Membership Committee for review before the Society’s Annual Business Meeting. At the same time, the names of applicants are sent to the membership of the SVS for comments and recommendations. 

The Membership Committee provides the SVS Board of Directors with recommended applicants for board and membership approval during the annual business meeting.

Applicants are notified of their application status by July 1. Any applicant who is not extended membership may reapply in subsequent years. A new application must be submitted, including two new letters of sponsorship. 


Please contact the membership department at​ or 312-334-2313.