Find a VSIG

Vascular Surgery Interest Groups 

Vascular Surgery Interest Groups (V-SIG) promote vascular-related research and service activities to students earlier in their medical career, provide students with early exposure to surgery, and assist students as they seek valuable career mentorship.  View the list of groups registered with the Society for Vascular Surgery below to find a V-SIG near you.

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VSIG Live!
The Association of Program Directors in Vascular Surgery (APDVS) Recruitment of Medical Students and Residents Committee presented an informational webinar called VSIG Live! in March 2021. The entire recording is now live on YouTube. The webinar highlighted vascular surgery training options, tips on how to start a VSIG at your own institution, presentations from current trainees and more.

SVS Pathways to Vascular Surgery Practice 2020: Planning Your Career in Vascular Surgery Practice
In June of 2020, the SVS Resident and Student Outreach Committee held the SVS Pathways to Vascular Surgery Practice 2020: Planning Your Career in Vascular Surgery Practice webinars.
These virtual webinars cover a variety of topics and career phases and are now all available online. We encourage you to share these with members of your VSIG.

Institution Sponsor Group Contact Other Resources

Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Issam Koleilat, MD

Matt Muller


Boston University School of Medicine

Jeffrey Siracuse, MD

Thomas Cheng

Alan Perry

Eric Sung


Brown - Alpert Medical School

Robert Patterson, MD

Dominique Dockery


Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine 

Norman Kumins, MD

Katherine Morrow


Cleveland Clinic Vascular Surgery Interest Group

David Hardy, MD



Emory University Vascular Surgery Interest Group

Olamide Alabi, MD

Sasha Gay Bennett


Englewood Vascular Society

Sean Wengerter, MD

Raymond Kennedy, MD


Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College

Jennifer Stableford, MD

Falen Demsas

Kate Telma


George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Salim Lala, MD

Stephanie Rodriguez


Houston Vascular Surgery Interest Group 

Eric K. Peden, MD

Kaled Diab, MD


Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Rami Tadros, MD

Kenneth Nakazawa


Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences of University at Buffalo 

Linda Harris, MD



Keck Medical Center of USC

Christian Ochoa, MD

Grant Murphy


Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center New Orleans

Nicolas Zea, MD

Amanda Rushing


Loyola University Medical Center

Michael Soult, MD

Tara Zielke



Chiranjiv Virk, MD

Miles Minvielle


McGill University


Laura Drudi, MD


McGovern Medical School UTHealth

Kristofer Charlton-Ouw, MD

Alexis Milton 


Medical University of South Carolina

Jean Marie Ruddy, MD

Ryan Gedney


Michigan State University College of Human Medicine 

Judith Lin, MD Shourya Verma Website

Northeast Ohio Medical University

Joseph McShannic, MD

Jay Nataraja


Ochsner Vascular Surgery Interest Group (O-VSIG)

Charles Leithead, MD, RPVI

Christopher Chow


Penn State Hershey College of Medicine  

Faisal Aziz, MD

Arjun Agrawal


Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University

Lucyna Z. Price, MD, RPVI

Brandon Muncan


Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine

Timothy Wu, MD

Julie Ponn


Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

Michael Curi, MD

Brian Leoce


Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Vascular Surgery Interest Group

William E. Beckerman, MD

Lauren Huntress


Savannah Vascular Interest Group

Justin Brown, MD

Leah Gober


Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University​

Babak Abai, MD

Kyle Prochno


SUNY Upstate Vascular Surgery Interest Group

Robert Carlin, MD



St. Louis University School of Medicine

Matt Smeds, MD

Rachel Fan


Tulane University School of Medicine 

Nicolas Zea, MD

Gowri Gowda 


The Ohio State University

Jean Starr, MD

Ofek Avidor-Reiss

Carly Sobol

UMass Vascular Surgery Interest Group (University of Massachusetts Medical School)

Jessica Simons, MD, MPH

Ariana McFarland

Chloe Young 

Joseph LiCausi 


Universidade Estácio de Sá: Liga de Angiologia e de Cirurgia Vascular Estácio de Sá​

Adilson Luiz Cunha de Aguiar Mariz, MD

Rafael Coelho



UA VSIG (University of Arizona College of Medicine- Tucson​)

Tze-Woei Tan, MD

Lorela Weise


University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Mohammed Moursi, MD

Jared Gowen


University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)

James Iannuzzi, MD

Iris Liu


University of Central Florida, College of Medicine

Adam Levitt, MD



University of Chicago

Chelsea Dorsey, MD

Christopher DaSilva


University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

Amit Jain, MD

Jacob DeBellis

John Stoffer


University of Colorado

Max Wohlauer, MD

President: Nikolai Harroun

Vice President: Ali Hakimi


University of Illinois College of Medicine 

Scott Ziporin, MD

Justin DesLaurier


University of Kentucky College of Medicine

Samuel C. Tyagi, MD, RPVI, FSVS

Everett Curry

Sami Abul-Khoudoud




University of Michigan

Dawn Coleman, MD

Keith Garber 


University of Minnesota 

Katherine Hawkins, MD

Joseph Kumka



University of Missouri - Columbia

Jonathan Bath, MD

John Taaffe

Twitter: @MUVSIG
Instagram: @MUVSIG

University of Nebraska Medical Center

Alexey Kamenskiy, PhD
Jason MacTaggart, MD

Blake Marmie


University of Oklahoma - Tulsa

Kelly Kempe, MD

Micah Bolin


University of Pennsylvania

Paul J. Foley, MD III



University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Ulka Sachdev, MD

Antalya Jano


University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

Michael C. Stoner, MD

Sanuja Bose


University of South Florida

Mary Ottinger, MD

Jessica Cobb


University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio

Lori L Pounds, MD

Wesley Clothier 


University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB)

Michael Silva, MD

Mohammed Abdullah


University of Toronto

Elisa Greco, MD

Audrey Shakespeare


University of Utah School of Medicine

Brigitte Smith, MD

Teryn Holeman


University of Virginia

William Darrin Clouse, MD

Carlin Williams, MD

Matt Schneck


University of Washington

Sherene Shalhub, MD
Niten Singh, MD

Natasha Edman


Vascular Surgery Interest Group - Fundación Cardioinfantil - IC


Juan Guillermo Barrera Carvajal, MD

Camilo Alejandro Velandia Sánchez


Virginia Commonwealth University

Michael Amendola, MD

Cody A. McIntire


Wake Forest School of Medicine

Gabriela Velazquez, MD, FACS

Lauren West-Livingston


Yale Vascular & Endovascular Surgery Interest Group (VE-SIG)

Cassius Iyad Ochoa Chaar, MD

Keyuree Satam

Shin Mei Chan