Policy and Advocacy Council

Policy and Advocacy Council
  • Facilitates communication and coordination among SVS entities involved in health policy.

Committee Members

Matthew Sideman - Chair

Shipra Ayra
Peter Connolly
Mark Iafrati
Evan Lipsitz
Sean Lyden

Mark A. Mattos
William P. Shutze
Sunita D. Srivastava
Margaret C. Tracci

 

Coding Committee
  • Oversees SVS CPT, RUC and ICD coding activities.

Committee Members

Sunita Srivastava - Chair

Francesco Aiello
Matthew Blecha
Marlin Causey
Jennifer Ellis
Robert Feezor
David C. Han
Justin Hurie
Mark Iafrati
Ann Jones
Neelima Katragunta
Nicole Kennedy

Josh Lee
Benjamin Lerner
Kevin Martin
Colleen Moore
Nicholas Morrissey
Sean Roddy
Clifford Sales
Richard Schutzer
Matthew Sideman
Patrick Stone
Robert Zwolak

 

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

Committee Members

Sean P. Lyden - Chair

Kelly Byrnes
Paul J. DiMuzio
Anahita Dua
Sira Duson
Yazan Duwayri
Matthew Eagleton
Rumi Faizer
Mounir J. Haurani
Gregory C. Kasper
Evan Lipsitz
Nicolas J. Mouawad

Syed Ali Rizvi
Peter J. Rossi
Patrick C. Ryan
Susan Shafii
Paula Shireman
Sunita D. Srivastava
Carlos Timaran
Michael Weingarten
Mathew Wooster
Robert M. Zwolak

 

PAC Steering Committee
  • Develops and implements 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
Yazan Duwayri
Roan Glocker
Vivienne J. Halpern
Daniel K. Han
Janice Hong
Ali Irshad

Krishna M. Jain
Adam Keefer
Sean Lyden
Kenneth R. Madsen
Sean P. Roddy
Peter J. Rossi
Mark A. Smith
Kevin Taubman
Margaret C. Tracci

 

Performance Measures Committee
  • Monitors and drafts SVS responses to national quality and value-based healthcare initiatives. 
  • ​Develops and tests SVS tools and activities, including measures, that support high quality, value-based care in vascular surgery. 
  • Negotiates with policymakers to advocate for implementation of SVS-sponsored activities that promote high quality and high value vascular care.

Committee Members

Evan Lipsitz - Chair

Jose Almeida
Rocco G. Ciocca
Yazan Duwayri
Yves A. Gabriel
Pegge Halandras
Mounir J. Haurani
Matthew Janko
Lily Johnson
Caitlin W. Hicks
Robert A. Larson
 

Timothy J. Nypaver
Omar Ramadan
Syed Rizvi
Clifford M. Sales
Samir Shah
Paula Shireman
Nam Tran
Ashley Vavra
Jeniann Yi
Nikolaos Zacharias

VA Vascular Surgeons Committee
  • Monitors issues of concern to vascular surgeons practicing in the Veterans Health Administration (VA) system.
  • Develops programs and strategies to help VA vascular surgeons provide high quality patient care.
  • Advises SVS leadership on ways the Society can better meet the needs of VA vascular surgeons.

Committee Members

Shipra Arya - Chair

Olamide Alabi
Frederick P. Beavers
Xzabia Caliste
Sarah Carlson
Thomas Carruthers
Anthony Chau
Michael J. Costanza
Mark K. Eskandari
Warren J. Gasper

Philip P. Goodney
Vivienne J. Halpern
Fernando L. Joglar
Sharon Kiang
Kedar Sudhakar Lavingia
Ryan M. McEnaney
Courtney Morgan
Jigarkumar Patel
Paul White