Program Administrators

Association of Program Administrators in Vascular Surgery

Association of Program Administrators in Vascular Surgery (APAVS)

The APAVS is a forum for the interchange of ideas and information related to the education of vascular surgery fellows and integrated vascular residents.  APAVS members assist in the identification and solution of educational and administrative problems that may arise in the conduct of vascular surgery residency and fellowship programs and serve as the advocate of resident education in the various professional agencies, boards, councils and committees that influence the specialty of Vascular Surgery.

2024 Annual Meeting

April 5-6, 2024

Loews Chicago O'Hare, Rosemont, IL

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2023 Annual Meeting

The APAVS held its meeting on Friday, March 17th, 9:00 AM – 5:15 PM & Saturday, March 18th, 8:00 AM-12:00 PM CDT.

For information on our previous meetings, please contact Trina Smidt at

APAVS Steering Committee

The Steering Committee of the APAVS is made up of the association’s officers and councilors-at-large::

President: TBD

President-Elect: TBD, Annual Business Meeting

Secretary: Trina Smidt, University of Colorado School of Medicine (Aurora, CO)

Immediate Past President: Mark Byrne, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (Pittsburgh, PA)

Councilors-At-Large (3 Vacancies): Nicole Althage, Washington University in St. Louis (St. Louis, MO); and Cameron Davis, Atrium Health (Charlotte, NC)

Steering Committee Application

APAVS Bylaws


The APAVS invites all vascular surgery coordinators, administrators, program managers and educators to join the organization.  Please complete the online membership application and contact Trina Smidt ​( for more information.
The APAVS looks forward to growing each year and providing valuable information for all program administrators involved in training vascular residents and fellows.

APAVS Subcommittees

The APAVS currently has three active subcommittees.  If you are interested in joining, please contact the subcommittee Co-Chairs, listed below:


Diversity & Inclusion

Recruitment (Interim Co-Chairs)

General Information

Updated May 2022