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Leadership Development Program

Leadership Development Program

The Leadership Development Program (LDP) provides a meaningful, longitudinal leadership development experience for an annual cohort of vascular surgeons, selected through a competitive process. The aim is to accelerate our community of vascular surgeons to reach their full potential as leaders and make a positive impact in the specialty, in their workplace and community, and other areas of importance in their life.

Program content is drawn from the highest quality research on leadership, and pivots to an intense focus on applying this knowledge to the real-life leadership and management challenges vascular surgeons face. Each member of the selected cohort will be asked to identify leadership challenges they are experiencing and wish to advance during the course, and after, through follow-up peer mentoring group calls.

Congratulations to the 2021 cohort!

Babak AbaiRandall DeMartinoKimberly MalkaTze-Woei (Kevin) Tan
Nathan AransonYana EtkinLoren MastersonAshley Vavra
Jonathan BathEric HagerPatrick MuckYolanda Vea
Elizabeth BlazickJoseph HartMary OttingerGabriela Velazquez
Kathryn BowserFernando JoglarMichael SiahCourtney Warner
LeAnn ChavezErin KoellingMatthew SmedsTimothy Wu


2021 Program Information

A highly interactive program implemented over a eight-month period, the 2021 program (January-August) will include self-study and monthly educational webinars. The LDP will culminate in a recognition event at the 2021 Vascular Annual Meeting, August 18-21 at the San Diego Convention Center.

Content highlights include expert guest faculty sessions such as:

  • The business and economics of health care
  • Decisions in the C-Suite
  • The science and physics of leadership
  • Personality styles, leadership styles and emotional intelligence
  • Conflict and negotiation

A core faculty of vascular surgeons will develop and deliver customized content such as:

  • Leading Self: Modeling the way, building credibility and trust in leadership
  • Leading Others: Building and sustaining high-performance teams; encouraging the heart and optimizing motivation
  • Leading Change: Inspiring shared vision, challenging the process, leading change
  • Leading Results: Strategy development and execution

Supported in part through an unrestricted educational grant provided by Boston Scientific, and Gore.

Questions?  Contact or 312-334-2300.