Young Surgeons Section


In 2021, the SVS approved a membership section of the SVS dedicated to vascular surgeons in the first 0-10 years of practice. The mission of this Section is to foster and accelerate the learning and career development of SVS members within their first ten years in clinical practice. The Section will achieve this mission by establishing an engaging and interactive forum that will enhance SVS efforts in education, advocacy, quality practice, ethics, research, diversity/equity/inclusion, and member value, with specific focus and attention to the needs of members in the earlier stages of their careers.


SVS YSS membership is available to any SVS Member in good standing that falls into the first 0-10 years of practice.

How to Apply

If you are interested in joining the SVS YSS, please email Kristin Spencer at

If you are not already a member of the SVS, you may review our membership categories and apply here


  • Dedicated educational programming at the SVS Vascular Annual Meeting (VAM)
    • Additional opportunities to speak at other VAM sessions as a YSS member 
  • Discounts on SVS educational opportunities
  • Networking opportunities 
  • Access to the SVS Connect Community
  • Participation in VAM Visual Abstract creation
  • Opportunity to sit on SVS Workgroups 
  • Discounts on SVS Foundation Gala Tickets 
  • Opportunities to advocate for young vascular surgeons 

See a full list of SVS Member benefits here.

SVS YSS Steering Committee

Chelsea Dorsey Headshot

Chelsea Dorsey, MD
Section Chair 

Edward Gifford Headshot

Edward Gifford, MD
Section Vice Chair 

Rana Afifi Headshot

Rana Afifi, MD 

Edward Arous headshot

Edward Arous, MD 

Saideep Bose headshot

Saideep Bose, MD 

Nathan Droz headshot

Nathan Droz, MD 

Laura Drudi Headshot

Laura Drudi, MD 

Michael McNally headshot

Michael McNally, MD 

Nicholas Mouawad headshot

Nicolas Mouawad, MD 

Leigh Ann O'Banion headshot

Leigh Ann O'Banion, MD 

Carlos Pineda headshot

Carlos Pineda, MD 

Christine Shokrzadeh headshot

Christine Shokrzadeh, MD