SVSF Recognizes UCSF as VIP of the Month

Jan 04, 2024

This article was sponsored by the Society for Vascular Surgery Foundation.

VIP January 2024

Reimagining the conventional notion of VIP, widely known as 'very important person,' the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) takes center stage as the Vascular Innovation Partners' (VIP) program standout for January. The program, created by the Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) Foundation, honors UCSF for its individual distinction as well as the institution's commitment to pioneering advancements in vascular health.  

The VIP program, comprised of eight institutional partners who share the Foundation's mission, is focused on supporting research that leads to the discovery of knowledge and innovative strategies. Additionally, the program aims to promote education and implement initiatives to prevent and treat circulatory diseases, as said on the Foundation’s website. 

UCSF's Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Division stands out as a pioneer in providing advanced care for various vascular conditions, including Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD), aneurysms, carotid artery disease, hemodialysis access and venous disease, said a UCSF representative. The department is recognized for its emphasis on compassion and state-of-the-art treatments, setting a high standard for vascular care. 

"As a founding member of the SVS Foundation VIP program, UCSF not only demonstrates its commitment to improving patient outcomes but also exemplifies its dedication to pushing the boundaries of vascular surgery through ongoing research and innovation," stated the representative.     

"With a rich history of excellence and a continued commitment to pioneering advancements in vascular care, UCSF's Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery remains at the forefront of the field, setting the standard for innovation and exceptional patient care," the representative added. 

Each partner will be highlighted as a VIP of the Month throughout 2024, in recognition of their membership and contribution to the future of vascular health. Two spots remain for institutions to join as founding members to receive additional benefits. For more information about the VIP program, visit

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