Clowes Lecture Fund

Alexander W. Clowes Distinguished Lecture Fund

The SVS Foundation’s Alexander W. Clowes Distinguished Lecture Fund was established in memory of Dr. Alec Clowes, professor of surgery at the University of Washington and an internationally recognized vascular surgeon scientist whose ground breaking work spanned more than three decades and who had a profound impact on the specialty, the Society for Vascular Surgery and its Foundation.  Honored by the SVS with its Lifetime Achievement Award in 2015, Dr. Clowes died of a brain glioblastoma on July 7, 2015.  

Dr. Clowes served on the Board of Directors of the SVS Lifeline Foundation from 1994-2003 and played a critical role in two initiatives that have had a longstanding impact in the area of vascular research:  the jointly sponsored SVS Foundation/NHLBI Career Development Award program and the Vascular Research Initiatives Conference.  

Beginning in 2017, the Alexander W. Clowes Distinguished Lecture will be presented at the annual Vascular Research Initiatives Conference.  The recipient will be an esteemed vascular biologist or vascular surgeon scientist who has demonstrated an exceptional commitment to research in vascular disease and who exemplifies the qualities of Dr. Clowes.  

Please make a contribution to support the lecture. You can make a one-time donation or set up a recurring credit card payment.

Please make checks payable to SVS Foundation, indicating “Clowes Fund” in the memo field, and mail to:

SVS Foundation
35312 Eagle Way
Chicago, IL 60678-1353