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YOUR SVS: In Memorium and Spotlight

In Memoriam Robert M. Blumenberg, 84, Dec. 2, 2018. Dr. Blumenberg treated combat casualties during the Vietnam War. During his surgical career, he was president of the Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery, authored numerous clinical papers and wrote “Scalpel!: Memoirs of a Surgeon.”

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SVS Vice President Dr. Ronald Dalman has been named associate dean for market development of the Stanford University School of Medicine.

SVS members Dr. Edith Tzeng and Vascular Surgery Fellow Luka Pocivavsek are members of a research team led by the University of Pittsburgh studying whether the “active wrinkles” on an artery’s interior surface may help improve synthetic graft design and create an alternative to autologous grafts for bypass surgery. The team has received an R56 grant of more than $450,000 from the National Institutes of Health to fund fcafotodigital clinical translation work.

Membership Deadline Is March 1

The first membership application deadline for 2019 is March 1. SVS membership provides extensive benefits, including free or reduced-rate subscriptions to the Journal of Vascular Surgery. Active members also may use our new designation, Fellow of the Society for Vascular Surgery (FSVS). See all membership benefits at

Young surgeons currently in their fourth year of Candidate membership — vital members of the Society for Vascular Surgery — need to now apply for Active membership. These specific Candidate memberships expired Dec. 31, 2018; transition to Active Membership is not automatic. Apply today at