Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee

  • Develops and sustain a set of DEI measures that can be utilized to evaluate progress on key metrics and initiatives.
  • Determines the need for organizational policies and positions to align DEI initiatives.
  • Continues to study and evaluate inequities in the vascular surgery career trajectory, from training to the workplace to vascular society engagement and leadership, such as those associated with gender, race, ethnicity, age and sexual orientation.
  • Develops or reviews specific proposals for equity, diversity and inclusion projects that can be promulgated or implemented by the SVS and other collaborating partners.
  • Assists SVS in developing an overarching strategy to increase awareness about inequities, including tools to encourage diversity in the specialty and to support a diverse workforce with equal opportunities.

Committee Members

Vincent Rowe, MD  – Chair Omid Jazaeri, MD                     
Harry Abramowitz, MD Lee Kirksey, MD 
Rana Afifi, MD  Erin Koelling, MD
Kwame Amankwah, MD  Rishi Kundi, MD
Bernadette Aulivola, MD  Kedar Lavingia, MD
Kathryn Bowser, MD Rebeca Lugo, MD 
Laura Drudi, MD  Carla Moreira, MD
Young Erben, MD Daniella Pineda, MD
Garietta Falls, MD Ulka Sachdev, MD, FACS
Andrew Gonzalez, MD, JD, MPH Matthew Smeds, MD
Hasim Hedayati, MD, MS   

If you have any questions regarding this committee please contact: Rupa Brosseau at Rbrosseau@vascularsociety.org