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Texas Society for Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Established 1984 


34rd TSVES Annual Meeting

November 8-9, 2019

Omni Barton Creek Resort and Spa, Austin, TX 














2018 Annual Meeting Information:

34rd TSVES Annual Meeting

November 2-3, 2018

Marriot Marquis Houston, Houston/Galveston, TX

Dennis R. Gable, M.D.                                                                                William Shutze, M.D. President                                                                                                     Vice-President

Kristofer Charlton-Ouw, MD                                                                      Matthew Sideman, M.D.
Secretary                                                                                                     Treasurer

Program Committee:  Greg Modrall, MD,  Pedro Teixeira, MD,  Charlie Cheng, MD

Host Committee:  Kristofer Charlton-Ouw, MD (,  Houssam Younes, MD,  Jonathan Braun, MD

Host Committee Administrator:  Laeken Alswager (

Nursing and Allied Health Program:  Cristina Sola, RN

Mock Oral Boards:  Dennis R. Gable, MD,  Matthew Sideman, MD

Webmaster: Robert S. Smith, MD (






2017 Annual Meeting Information:


33rd TSVES Annual Meeting

November 3 – 4, 2017

The Crescent Hotel & Spa, Dallas, Texas



Friday, November 3rd 


09:00-1200  Mock Vascular Surgery Oral Exams – Rotisserie II

 Hickory Room, Club Room, Crescent Room


12:00-1:00    Registration 

12:00–1:00  Lunch 


1:00-2:00  Medical Student Symposium – Gallery I

   Texas Vascular Surgery Interest Groups Meeting



2:00-5:00  Medical student poster presentations/case reports – Gallery I

2:00-5:00  SOVONET Meeting – Gallery II


7:00   Industry Reception – Crescent Club


Saturday, November 4th


07:00 Registration/Exhibitors/Industry Breakfast – Gallery Foyer/II


08:00-08:40 UT Southwestern – Dallas – Gallery I

  Moderator:   Dennis Gable, MD


08:00 - 08:05 Welcome Address.

   Dennis Gable, MD 

   President TSVES


08:05 - 08:10 Tribute to Clifford J. Buckley, MD

   W. Todd Bohannon, MD 


08:10 - 08:25 New Adjuncts and Advances in the Endovascular Repair of Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysms.

   Carlos Timaran, MD


08:25 - 08:40 Understanding the Relationship between Surgeon Volume and Clinical Outcomes:  Implications for Credentialing of Surgeons

   J. Gregory Modrall, MD


08:40-09:20 UT Austin - Dell

  Moderator:  Greg Modrall, MD


08:40 - 08:55 Advanced Therapies for Submassive and Massive Pulmonary Embolism.

 Peter Monteleone, MD


08:55 - 09:10 Contemporary management of the high-risk carotid artery.

   Ryan Turley, MD


09:10 - 09:20 Blunt thoracic aortic injury management: are Vascular and Trauma Surgery on the same page?

 Pedro G. Teixeira, MD



09:20-10:00 UT Houston

 Moderator:  Pedro Teixeira, M.D.


09:20 - 09:35 Intercostal Artery Reattachment in Open TAAA Repair

   Rana Afifi, MD


09:35 - 09:50 A Bayesian Perspective on Comparative Effectiveness of Heparin- Bonded AVG for Use in Dialysis Access.

   Kristofer M Charlton-Ouw, MD


09:50 - 10:00 A Systems Approach To Identifying Patients at Risk of Vascular Disease.

  Stuart Harlin, MD


10:00-10:30 Industry Break - Gallery II


10:30 - 11:30 Ethics Lecture – 

   What is New at the End?

   Alfred Levy, MD


11:30 - 12:30 Robert B. Rutherford Lecture

 Topic:  Treating Aortic Dissection:  How do we make it stick?

 William D. Jordan, MD


12:30-1:30  Industry Lunch – Gallery II


1:30-3:30  Afternoon Session I:  SVS Update

 Moderators:  Dennis Gable, MD

1:30-1:50  MIPs and MACRA Update.

Jim Wadzinski, MD


1:50-2:05  SVS PAC Update.

   Greg Modrall, MD


2:05-2:20  SVS Foundation Update.

   Shirling Tsai, MD


2:20-2:30  SVS APM Projects Update.

   Matt Sideman, MD


2:30-240  Break – Gallery II


2:40-3:50  Afternoon Session II

 Moderators:   W. Todd Bohannon, MD


2:40-2:50 Gender based outcomes of lower extremity revascularization from the SOVONET Vascular Quality Initiative database.

 Bala Ramanan, MD.  Dallas.


2:50-3:00 Content Assessment of Health Status Measures for Intermittent Claudication Using the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health.  

David S. Kauvar, MD.  San Antonio.


3:00-3:10 Gender differences in patients undergoing endovascular AAA repair.  

 William Shutze, MD. Dallas.


3:10-3:20 Surgical Challenges of Superior Vena Cava Syndrome in Hemodialysis Patients.  

 Pablo V. Uceda, MD.  Dallas.


3:20-3:30 Office based endovascular intervention for limb salvage in 1956 patients with peripheral arterial disease. 

 Rebert Feldtman, MD.  Dallas.


3:30-3:40 Novel endovascular repair of innominate artery aneurysm. 

 Robert Smith, MD. Temple.


3:40-3:50 A Ten-Year Experience of 10,735 Outpatient Endovascular Interventions, and the Paradigm Shift from Hospital-Based to Office-Based Clinical Practice. 

 Samuel S. Ahn, MD. Dallas.



3:50-4:10 Industry Break  - Gallery II


Resident-Fellow Session


4:10-5:35 Afternoon Session III:  Trainee Competition


 William Schutze, MD, Robert Smith, MD, Matthew Sideman, MD


4:10-4:25 Comparison of athletes and non-athletes undergoing thoracic outlet decompression for neurogenic TOS.

 Besem Beteck MD  


4:25-4:40 Rate of secondary intervention after open verses endovascular AAA repair.

 Harish Krishnamoorthi, MD   


4:40-4:55 Secondary interventions following TEVAR.

 Seth Purcell MD  


4:55-5:10 Tibial angioplasty and drug eluting stents.

 Kristyn Mannoia, MD


5:10-5:25 Traumatic Profunda Femoral Artery Aneurysm: Case report and Literature review.

 Gabriel Gonzalez, MD


5:25-5:35 Utilization of balloon expandable covered stents in challenging aortic pathologies.

 Kyle Kimbal, MD



5:35-6:30  Business Meeting – Gallery II



6:30  Reception – Gourmet Room



7:00  Dinner – Gourmet Room

  Topic:  Establishing a Vascular Specialty:  Lessons from the Lone Star State

  William D. Jordan, MD



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----------- Prior years information ---------------



2015 Program



Texas Society for Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

Established 1984


Vice President





November 6 and 7, 2015
Eilan Hotel & Spa, San Antonio, Texas

Friday November 6th

SoVONet-VQI Meeting

TSVES Reception        

Saturday November 7th

07:00 - 07:50
Registration/Industry Breakfast               

07:50 - 08:00
Welcome, Mark G Davies, MD, PhD

SESSION I: University of Texas, Houston

Moderator: Georges M. Haidar, MD

08:00 -08:10
Aortic Graft Infection - Kristofer M. Charlton-Ouw, MD                  

08:10 -08:20
Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms - Naveed U. Saqibm, MD                     

08:20 - 08:30
Venous Disease - All the Things that Aren’t  - Shiela Coogan, MD

SESSION II: University of Texas Southwestern

Moderator:  Taylor Hicks

08:40 – 08:50
Endovascular repair of TAAAs using off-the-shelf and custom-made fenestrated/branched devices.- Carlos H. Timaran, MD

08:50 – 09:00
Open aortic arch branch reconstruction in the ‘endo first’ era. John Rectenwald, MD

09:00 – 09:10
Renal artery stenting in the aftermath of multiple negative clinical trials: When is it reasonable? - J. Gregory Modrall, MD

09:15 - 10:15
ETHICS LECTURE -  Lois A Killewich, MD, PhD Culture: How it impacts Medical practice and how to develop competency

10:15 -10:45
Break - Visit with Vendors

10:45 -11:45
Robert B. Rutherford Memorial Lecture - Peter Lawrence, MD How to Select Patients for Treatment of Chronic Venous Insufficiency

11:50- 12:50
Lunch in Sala Cristallo

SESSION III: University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio

Moderator: Sheila Coogan, MD

12:55 – 1:05
What’s new At RUC, Matthew Sideman, MD

1:05 – 1:15
Vertebral Interventions, Taylor Hicks, MD

1:15 – 1:20
Vascular Surgery Suture Simulation. Lori Pounds, MD

1:20 – 1:30
IVC Interventions and Advanced Renal Cell Carcinoma. Georges M. Haidar, MD


Moderator:  Lois A. Killewich, MD, PhD

1:40 – 1:50
Management of abdominopelvic solid tumors with vascular. Tam Huynh, MD, MD Anderson

1:50 – 2:00
Comparison of Non-Autologous Biologic Grafts Versus PTFE grafts Used for Infrainguinal Bypass for Critical Limb Ischemia : Analysis of theNational Vascular Quality Initiative Database. Marvin D. Atkins Jr, MD - Scott & White Hospital & Clinic

2:00 – 2:10
Superlative results with Transcarotid Artery Revascularization – Our Site Outcomes from the Roadster Study. Mazin Foteh, MD – Austin

2:10 – 2:20
Endovascular Management of Popliteal Artery Injury. Zulfiqar F. Cheema, MD – UTMB

2:20 – 2:30
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms Management : Changes, Options, and Observations from a PVA Perspective. Demetrios Macris, MD - San Antonio

2:30 – 2:40 
VQI: The National Perspective.  Dennis Gable, MD - Baylor Dallas

2:40-   2:50
Azygous continuation:  A Challenging finding during Thrombolysis for Acute DVT.  Todd Bohannon, MD - Scott and White

2:50- 3:00
Endovascular Methods for Internal Iliac Artery Preservation during EVAR William Shutze, MD - Baylor Dallas

Break – Visit with Vendors

Resident Competition, Moderators: Ruth Bush, MD, Georges Haidar, MD, Taylor Hicks, MD

3:20 – 3:30
Percutaneous access for endografting. Liliana Nanez, MD - UT Southwestern

3:30 – 3:40
Repair of Lower Extremity Arterial Injuries: A Race Against Time A.     Alarhayem, MD – UTHSCSA

3:45 – 3:55
Robotic Assisted Inferior Vena Cava Filter Retrieval:  A Case Report      T. Lu, MD -Methodist Houston

4:00 – 4:10
Angiosarcoma of an Arteriovenous Fistula in a Renal Transplant Patient  Mujeeb Zubair MD - Methodist Houston

4:10 – 4:20
Celiac axis Segmental Arterial Mediolysis as uncommon cause of spontaneous intra-abdominal bleeding. Juan Marcano, MD – UTHSCSA

4:25 – 4:35
Data Transparency as a Strategy to Standardize Practice and Reduce Cost: Carotid Endarterectomy. Paul Long, MD - Scott and White

4:35 – 4:45
Complex endovascular repair of iliac artery aneurysm with preservation of the hypogastric artery. Anne Laux, MD - UTHSCSA


3:10 – 5:10
Society Vascular Ultrasound and Society of Vascular Nursing. Moderator:  Phyllis Gordon, MSN, APRN, ACNS-BC

3:10 – 3:30
Implications for surgical intervention in aortic dissection vs. medication management and possible complications. Kristofer M. Charlton-Ouw, MD

3:30 -3:50
Nursing Implications in the Management of Aortic Dissection. Cristina Sola, BSN, RN-BC

Dialysis Access: New Techniques and Management Strategies. Taylor Hicks, MD

Dialysis Access Imaging. Karen Broadbent, BSN, RN, RVT

Lymphedema Management:  Old and New Strategie. Cathy Obermiller, PTA, CLT-LANA

Overview of National Venous Ulcer Guidelines. Lori C. Pounds, MD

Business Meeting and Officer Election

6:30 -7:00

Dinner - Invited Guest Speaker: Peter Lawrence, MD, Uncommon Vascular Diseases Are More Frequent Than You Thought! The Vascular Low Frequency Disease Consortium