Policy and Advocacy Council

Policy and Advocacy Council

Facilitates communication and coordination among SVS entities involved in health policy.

Committee Members

Matthew Sideman - Chair
Peter Connolly
Michael C. Dalsing
Mark A. Mattos
William P. Shutze
Sunita D. Srivastava
Gale L. Tang
Margaret C. Tracci
Karen Woo

 

Coding Committee

Oversees SVS CPT, RUC and ICD coding activities.

Committee Members

Sunita Srivastava - Chair
Fran Aiello
Wayne Causey
Robert Feezor
David C. Han
Ravi Hasanadka
Neelima Katragunta
Nikki Kennedy
Mark lafrati
Ben Lerner
Kevin Martin
Colleen Moore
Nicholas Morrissey
Nicolas Mouawad
John Rectenwald
Sean Roddy
Clifford Sales
Dixon Santana
Sunita D. Srivastava
Patrick Stone
Bob Zwolak

 

Government Relations Committee

Oversees SVS government relations activities, including all federal legislative and regulatory issues affecting vascular surgery.

Committee Members

Margaret C. Tracci - Chair
Kelly Byrnes
Paul J. DiMuzio
Anahita Dua
Sira Duson
Jessie M. Jean-Claude
Mounir J. Haurani
Gregory C. Kasper
Sean P. Lyden
Dan Monahan
Nicolas J. Mouawad
Kathleen J. Ozsvath
Syed Ali Rizvi
Peter J. Rossi
Patrick C. Ryan
Susan Shafii
Sunita D. Srivastava
Theodore J. Teruya
Michael Weingarten
Karen Woo
Mathew Wooster
Robert M. Zwolak

 

PAC Steering Committee

Develop and implement SVS PAC promotion and fundraising strategies. 

Committee Members

Peter Connolly - Co-Chair
Mark A. Mattos - Co-Chair
Shahram Aarabi
Hasan A. Aldailami
Nilesh N. Balar
Andrew Barleben
Colleen Flanagan
Natalia Glebova
Vivienne J. Halpern
Daniel K. Han
David C. Han
Kim J. Hodgson
Janice Hong
Ali Irshad
Krishna M. Jain
Kenneth R. Madsen
Sean P. Roddy
Peter J. Rossi
Marc L. Schermerhorn
Mark A. Smith
Margaret C. Tracci

 

Performance Measures Committee

Monitor and draft SVS responses to national quality and value-based healthcare initiatives.  Develop and test SVS tools and activities, including measures, that support high quality, value-based care in vascular surgery.  Negotiate with policymakers to advocate for implementation of SVS-sponsored activities that promote high quality and high value vascular care.

Committee Members

Karen Woo - Chair
Jose Ignacio Almeida
Rocco G. Ciocca
Adam J. Doyle
Yazan Duwayri
Yves A. Gabriel
Mounir J. Haurani
Caitlin W. Hicks
Robert A. Larson
Evan C. Lipsitz
Timothy J. Nypaver
William P. Robinson
 
Charles B. Ross
Patrick C. Ryan
Clifford M. Sales
Samir Shah
Paula Shireman
Christopher J. Smolock
Krish Soundararajan
Nam T. Tran
Ashley Vavra
Jeniann Yi
Saqib Zia
 

 

VA Vascular Surgeons Committee
  • Monitor issues of concern to vascular surgeons practicing in the VA system.
  • Develop programs and strategies to help VA vascular surgeons provide high quality patient care.
  • Advise SVS leadership on ways the Society can better meet the needs of VA vascular surgeons.
Committee Members

Gale L. Tang - Chair
Ajibola George Akingba
Olamide Alabi
Shipra Arya
Frederick P. Beavers
Kellie Brown
Anthony Chau
Michael J. Costanza
Mark K. Eskandari
Warren J. Gasper
Philip P. Goodney
Pegge M. Halandras
Vivienne J. Halpern
Nasim Hedayati
Jessie M. Jean-Claude
Fernando L. Joglar
Erika R. Ketteler
Kedar Sudhakar Lavingia
Ryan M. McEnaney
Lori C. Pounds
Areck Ucuzian
Robert M. Zwolak