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International Membership


International membership may be granted to surgeons residing outside of the North America who have demonstrated knowledge and skill in the diagnosis and management of vascular disorders. 

How to apply

Download the application for international membership and submit the completed documentation. Membership applications are now reviewed on a quarterly basis. Deadlines are on the first of the month in March, June, September and December. 
Two letters from physicians are required, one of which must be from an Active or International SVS member. The letters must comment on your commitment to, and practice of, vascular surgery. It is your responsibility to obtain the letters and submit them accordingly. 

A curriculum vitae is also required.

International membership benefits 

Review process 

Completed applications are shared with the Membership Committee for review on a quarterly basis. 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. 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.