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

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

Audra Duncan

Audra Duncan, MD, DFSVS
Section Co-Chair 

Palma Shaw

Palma Shaw, MD, DFSVS
Section Co-Chair 

Alissa Brotman-O'Neil

Alissa Brotman-O'Neil, MD 

Avianne Bunnell

Avianne Bunnell, MD

Patricia Furey Headshot

Patricia Furey, MD

Sadia Ilyas headshot

Sadia Ilyas, MD 

Dejah Judelson

Dejah Judelson, MD 

Meryl Logan headshot

Meryl Logan, MD 

Alisha Oropallo headshot

Alisha Oropallo, MD 

Indrani Sen Headshot

Indrani Sen, MD 

Yang Yang headshot

Yang Yang, MD 

Eanas Yassa headshot

Eanas Yassa, MD 

SVS Women's Section Newsletters

May 17th, 2022