VSIG Live! 


Much has been made of the impending shortage of physicians in the United States with worrying predictions as soon as 2030. The driving force behind the overall shortage is a rising, aging population and upsurge of chronic disease such as diabetes and obesity. Not surprisingly, the vascular surgery specialty is predicted to suffer the greatest shortage.

The APDVS Recruitment of Medical Student and Residents Committee presented a free informational webinar, ‘VSIG Live!’ on March 25th, 2021. The intent of ‘VSIG Live!’ is to allow all U.S. medical students to experience a Vascular Surgery Interest Group meeting and learn more about Vascular Surgery, even in the absence of a local chapter.

The webinar highlighted:

  • What is a Vascular Surgeon
  • A Day in the Life of a Vascular Surgeon
  • Options for vascular surgery training
  • Interesting presentations from current trainees highlighting the diversity of vascular cases
  • How to start a VSIG at your institution

We in the APDVS feel very strongly about the bright future of Vascular Surgery and are excited to reach our future partners and colleagues. We ask your help in making Vascular Recruiting Month March 2021 a huge success. 


Benjamin Pearce, MD (APDVS)
Associate Professor
Director, Vascular Surgery Integrated Residency and Fellowship Programs
University of Alabama School of Medicine
Joanelle Lugo, MD (VESS)
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Chief, Vascular Surgery, Bellevue Hospital Center
NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Jonathan Bath, MD (APDVS)
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Program Director for Vascular Surgery
University of Missouri School of Medicine
Chelsea Dorsey, MD (SVS)
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Director, Preclinical Advising
University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
Kaled Diab, MD (APDVS)
PGY-3 Vascular Surgery Resident
Houston Methodist Hospital
Erin Greenleaf, MD (APDVS)
2nd Year Vascular Surgery Fellow
Washington University School of Medicine
Guillermo Escobar, MD (SCVS)
Associate Professor of Surgery
Program Director, Vascular Surgery Fellowship and Vascular Surgery Residency
Emory University School of Medicine
Loay Kabbani, MD (APDVS)
Associate Professor of Surgery
Program Director, Vascular Surgery fellowship
Henry Ford Hospital, Wayne State University