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Associate Membership


Associate membership is available to physicians who have a demonstrated active interest in the field of vascular disease but are not vascular surgeons, such as scientists at the doctoral level conducting vascular research and doctors of podiatric medicine. 

How to apply 

Download the application [PDF] for Associate 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 whom 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.

Please note: Podiatrists practicing in situations where Active SVS members are not available to provide letters of recommendation may have the letter requirement waived if the American Podiatric Medical Association can attest to applicant’s membership in good standing and recommend the applicant for SVS membership. (SVS membership staff will verify membership with APMA.) 

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 SVS membership 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.