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Award Recipients

In 2003, the Southern California Vascular Surgical Society instituted a resident award for the best presentation by a trainee at the Annual Scientific Meeting.  The Society is pleased to recognize the following recipients of the Best Trainee Awards:

FIRST PLACE - Endovascular Reconstruction of the Subclavian Artery for Arterial Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
Meena M. Archie, MD
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
Los Angeles, CA
SECOND PLACE - Early Experience with Fenestrated and llranched Endografts for Endovascular Treatment of Complex Aortic Aneurysms
Antonio J. Covarrubias, MD
University of California, San Diego
La Jolla, CA
THIRD PLACE - Debranching of Supra-aortic Vessels viit FemoralArtery Inflow for Late Ascending Aortic Rupture
Joshua A. Gabel, MD
Loma Linda University Medical Center
Loma Linda, CA
FIRST PLACE - Ultrasound Vein and Artery Mapping by General Surgery Res During Initial Consult Can Decrease Time to Dialysis Access Creation
Kelsey Gray, MD
Harbor-UCLA, Torrance, CA
SECOND PLACE - Most Common Surgical Missteps in the Management of Veno Thoracic Outlet Syndrome Which Lead to Re-Operation  
Mena Archie, MD
UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
THIRD PLACE - Pre-Operative Cardiac Stress Testing in the So Cal VOICe
Kaelan Chan, MD
UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
FIRST PLACE - Dialysis Access Hemorrhage: Access Rescue from Surgical Emergency
Tazo Inui, MD
University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA
SECOND PLACE - Access to Post-Hospitalization Acute Care Facilities Depends Payer Status for Open Abdominal Aortic Repair and Lower Extremity Bypass in the VQI
Jesus G. Ulloa, MD
University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
THIRD PLACE - Significance of Blunted Venous Waveforms Seen on Upper Extremity Ultrasound
Xuan-Binh D. Pham
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA


FIRST PLACE - The Addition of Ultrasound Arterial Examination to Preoperative Upper Extremity Vein Mapping
Jerry J. Kim, MD
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA

SECOND PLACE -  Differential Endoleaks Rates After Endovascular Treatment of Infrarenal Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Using Modular Bifurcated and Unibody Stent Grafts
Phong T. Dargon, MD
Loma Linda University Medical Center, Loma Linda, CA

THIRD PLACE - Vascular Access Complications Associated With Extracorporeal Membranous Oxygenation
Allan W. Tulloch, MD
University of California, Los Angeles, CA

FIRST PLACE - Management of Spontaneous Isolated Visceral Artery Dissection: A Retrospective Review
Sae Hee Ko, MD
University of California at San Diego Medical Center, San Diego, CA

SECOND PLACE - Late Consequences of Type II Endoleak After EVAR
Vincent E. Kirkpatrick, MD
University California Irvine Medical Center, Orange, CA

The Management of Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms In Patients With Rare Aortic Anomalies Using Endovascular Techniques: Case Report and Review of Literature
Ankur Gupta, MD
Harbor‐UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA

A Rare Case of Acroangiodermatitis Associated With a Congenital Arteriovenous Malformation (Stewart‐Bluefarb Syndrome) in a Young Veteran: Case Report and Review of the Literature
Mark Archie, MD
UCLA Medical Center, Gonda (Goldschmied) Vascular Center, Los Angeles, CA​

FIRST PLACE - Contemporary Medical Management of Asymptomatic Carotid Artery Stenosis in a Mixed Population
Jason Chang MD
Kaiser Permanente Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

SECOND PLACE - A Prospective Randomized Study Assessing Optimal Method for Teaching Vascular Anastomoses Using a High Fidelity Model
Samuel Schwartz MD
Harbor ‐ UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA

THIRD PLACE - Initial Experience with Off‐Label Use of Commercial Devices in Patients Unfit for Open Repair of Perivisceral Aortic Aneurysms
Andrew Barleben MD
UCLA Gonda Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA

FIRST PLACE - Is Heparin Reversal Required for Safe Performance of Percutaneous Endovascular Aortic Aneurysm Repair?
Sinan Jabori - Medical Student
UCLA, Gonda (Goldschmied) Vascular Center, Los Angeles, CA

SECOND PLACE - Evaluation of Superficial Femoral Artery Remote Endarterectomy  for the Treatment of Critical Limb Ischemia in Patients with Limited Autogenous Conduit
Neha Sheng MD
Jerry L. Pettis VA Hospital, Loma Linda, CA

THIRD PLACE - Claudication in Young Patients: Uncommon Symptoms Suggest Uncommon Pathology
Andrew Barleben MD MPH
UCLA Gonda (Goldschmied) Vascular Center, Los Angeles, CA​

First Place - Impact of Sac Anchoring Prosthesis on Type II Endoleaks Following Endoluminal Exclusion of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms
Houman Sahedi MD
Harbor/UCLA Medical Center, Torrance CA and Nellix International Investigators

Second Place -  Outcomes of Retrieval Intent of Optional Inferior Vena Cava Filters: A Single Center Experience
Abid C. Mogannam
UC Irvine Medical Center, Irvine, CA

Third Place - Thoracic Outlet Syndrome in the Teenaged Athlete
Allan Tulloch MD
UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA

First Place - Smaller Common Femoral Artery Diameter in African Americans: Implications for Peripheral Arterial Disease
Amy M. Tolan, MD
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA​

Second Place - CTA as the Primary Diagnostic Modality in Penetrating Lower Extremity Vascular Injuries
Dina Wallin, BA    
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA

Third Place - Carotid Endarterectomy in Academic Versus Community Hospitals: The NSQIP Data
Joy Garg, MD
Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines, La Jolla, CA