SVS Women's Section


In 2021, the SVS approved a new membership section for women in vascular surgery. The intent of this section would be to provide an SVS-based home for members to address their specific needs, and in turn, allow a pathway for women SVS members to engage and serve the SVS. The Section's mission is to strengthen the communication and collaboration of women in vascular surgery and to enhance development and leadership skills that will permit a more robust presence for women that serve the mission of the SVS, including in leadership roles.


SVS Women's Section Membership is available to any SVS Member who identifies as she/her.

How to Apply

To apply for SVS Women's Section Membership, please email Emily Milkes at

If you are not already a member of the SVS, you can learn about our membership types and apply here.


  • Dedicated educational programming at the SVS Vascular Annual Meeting (VAM)
  • Discounts on SVS educational opportunities 
  • A subscription to the Journal of Vascular Surgery (JVS)
  • Networking opportunities 
  • Access to the SVS Connect Community, including the exclusive Women's Section Community (coming soon)

See a full list of SVS Member benefits here.

SVS Women's Section Steering Committee

Women's Section Steering Committee

Audra Duncan, MD, DFSVS

Palma Shaw, MD, DFSVS
Avianne Bunnell, MD Alissa Brotman O’Neill, MD
Patricia Fuery, MD, FACS, MBA Alisha Oropallo, MD
Sadia Ilyas, MD Indrani Sen, MD
Dejah Judelson, MD Yang Yang, MD
Meryl Logan, MD Eanas Yassa, MD

SVS Women's Section Newsletters

May 17th, 2022