New SVS vice president, revised bylaws set to be unveiled at June 16 Annual Business Meeting

Jun 02, 2021

By Beth Bales and Bryan Kay

Members, be sure to register for the June 16 Virtual Annual Business Meeting, the first of two business meetings for 2021.

Registration is required to assure A quorum. Register at The second meeting will be held Saturday, Aug. 21, during the Vascular Annual Meeting (VAM).

The Wednesday, June 16, meeting will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Central Daylight Time. Members will hear reports from President Ronald L. Dalman, MD, Secretary Amy Reed, MD, and Treasurer Keith Calligaro, MD.

Nominating Committee Chair R. Clement Darling III, MD, will present his report, announce the results of the election for SVS vice president and on bylaws revisions, and introduce the 2021–22 Officers.

Active and Senior members voted in May, selecting between the Texas-based duo of William Shutze, MD, and Joseph Mills, MD, as the new vice president.

Shutze first entered private practice in Dallas in 1991, and in 1997 joined the Dallas- and Plano-based Texas Vascular Associates, where he remains as a partner. Operating from a community setting, he is credited with authorship or co-authorship of nearly 80 peer-reviewed publications. Among the numerous SVS positions he has held, Shutze currently serves as the chair of the Clinical Practice Council.

He listed his favorite accomplishments thus far as developing the SVS Mentor Match program as well as the Society’s Community Practice Section. “I am humbled and honored for this nomination and I am grateful for the opportunities given me to serve my colleagues, friends, peers and patients,” Shutze told the SVS.

Mills is currently chief in the division of vascular surgery and endovascular therapy at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, counting extensive clinical experience in multiple practice settings, including military, Veterans Administration (VA), county, university and private hospitals.

He has authored more than 300 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters and is co-founder of the Southern Arizona Limb Salvage Alliance (SALSA). A past-president of the Association of Program Directors in Vascular Surgery (APDVS), Mills has served the SVS as treasurer and chair of the Distinguished Fellows Council. Most recently, he has led the Public and Professional Outreach (PPO) Committee, helping spearhead the SVS branding campaign.

Meanwhile, participants also will witness the transition of leadership from Dalman to Ali AbuRahma, MD, as SVS president, see the entire SVS officer and Strategic Board lineup and hear AbuRahma preview the Aug. 21 Second Annual Business Meeting.

Attending the Annual Business Meetings is an essential civic responsibility of all members. Mark your calendars today for both meetings.

Registration for the August meeting will be included as part of VAM registration, though attendees must obtain a ticket (available at the registration site, or onsite at the annual meeting. Only SVS members may attend the Annual Business Meeting.

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