SVM Committees

SVM has several committees that carry out different functions for the society. Among them are the following committees.

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Advanced Practice Provider Committee

The purpose of the Advanced Practice Provider (APP) committee will be to identify and provide input on issues of importance to APP memberswork with other Society committees and task forces to develop programming relevant to APPsexpand awareness and engagement by APP members in the field of vascular medicinework with the Membership Committee to lead APP recruitment efforts and identify and develop future SVM APP leaders.

Chair: Katherine Hays, DNP, FSVM
Co-Chair: Alexandra Moran, RN, AGACNP, DNP
Colleen Gowans, MSN, FNP-C, CNOR
Shelly Keller, APRN, CNP
Ann Luciano, ACNP-BC
Kathryn Moles, PA-C, MSHS, MPH

Chris Owen, ACNP, RNFA
Tamra Parker-davis, CNP
Debra Puffenberger, MSHS, PA-C, RVT, RDMS, RTR
Sarah Ruhland, AG ACNP
Diane Treat-Jacobson, PhD, RN, MSVM
Danielle Vlazny, PA-C, MS

Audit, Finance & Fundraising Committee

Maintains oversight of the Society’s income and expenses and plans and implements internal and external audits of financial information. Responsible for oversight of charitable contributions to the Society and fundraising campaigns on behalf of the Society.

Chair/BOT: Esther S.H. Kim, MD, MPH, RPVI, FSVM
Co-Chair: Bryan J. Wells, MD, FSVM
Herbert Aronow, MD, MPH, FSVM
Fahad Alkhalfan, MD
Mahesh Ananth Narayanan, MD
Geoff Barnes, MD, MSc, FSVM

Olayiwola Bolaji, MD, MSc
Syed Bukhari, MD
Gayatri Suresh Kumar, MD
Robert McBane, MD, FSVM
Michael McMurtry, MD, PhD, FSVM
Avinash Murthy, MD
Roger Tomihama, MD, FSVM

Bylaws, Policies & Procedures Committee

Reviews and updates the Society’s bylaws, policies and procedures.

Chair: Mary  McDermott, MD, FSVM
Past Chair: Diane Treat-Jacobson, PhD, RN, FSVM
Prateek Sharma, MD

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Task Force

Advises on matters related to diversity, equity and inclusion as they apply to all Society functions, including membership, leadership, education, research, quality, clinical care and advocacy. Ensures that every member of the vascular medicine community has full opportunity to thrive in our environment.

Chair: Rafael Cires-Drouet, MD, RPVI, FSVM
Co-Chair: James Carter, MD
Past Chair: Carmel Celestin, MD, FSVM
Rashad Belin, MD, PhD, RPVI
William Bennett, MD, PhD
Ngan Huang, PhD
Elston Johnson, DO

Amanda Morrison, MD
Aishat Folaranmi Mustapha, MD, MPH
Segun Osinbowale, MD, RPVI, FSVM
Khanjan Shah, MD, MPH
Federico Silva, MD, FSVM
Victoria Thomas, MD
Carlos Vazquez-Sosa, MD

Education Committee

Develops, evaluates and oversees all educational programming for the Society.

Chair: Randy Ramcharitar, MD
Co-Chair: Andrew Dicks, MD, FSVM
Past Chair: Gaurav Parmar, MD, MPH, FSVM
Anand Athavale, MD
Phillip Bendick, PhD
Michael Bloch, MD, FSVM
Umberto Campia, MD, MSc
Mohamad El-Zaru, MD, RPVI, FSVM

Hatem Hassaballa, MD
Siva Ketha, MD, FSVM
Luke Kim, MD
Justin Morrison, MD
Srinivas Nadadur, MD
Sherene Shalhub, MD, MPH
Sundeep Shenoy, MD
Geogy Vatakencherry, MD

Fellows Course / APP Course

Develops the Fellows/APP Course, selects faculty and conducts other business connected with the program.

Fellows Chair: Daniella Kadian-Dodov, MD, FSVM
Fellows Co-Chair: Mehdi Shishehbor, DO, MPH, PhD, FSVM
Fellows Past Chair: Andrew Galmer, DO
APP Chair: Melissa Strickengloss, MSN, NP-C
APP Co-Chair: Katherine Hays, DNP, FSVM

Marketing and Communications

Develops overall marketing and communications strategy for the Society. Responsible for marketing and external communications, including through its web site, email blasts and other social media channels. Communicates to Society membership and to other professional and lay audiences. Develops content for Vascular Medicine Journal Blue Pages and other professional communications.

Chair: Kevin Cohoon, DO, MSc, RPVI, FSVM
Co-Chair: Roger Tomihama, MD, FSVM
Past Chair: Stanislav Henkin, MD, MPH
Pierre Atallah, MD, MS, MBA
Nichole Brunton, DO

Valerie Clark,
Deborah Hornacek, MD
Mateo Porres-Aguilar, MD, FSVM
Everett Rogers, DO, MS
Sneha Thomas, MD
Anthony Buckley, MB, BCh, BAO

Membership & Credentials Committee

Develops and implements strategies and programs to encourage membership in the Society. Reviews credentials of new applicants to the Society and recommends appropriate membership category.

Chair: Aditya Sharma, MBBS, RPVI, FSVM
Co-Chair: Minhaj Khaja, MD, MBA, FSVM
Leili Behrooz, MD, MPH
Jay Bishop, MD, RPVI, FSVM
Ana Casanegra, MD, MS, FSVM, RPVI
Morteza Chitsazan, DO
Alejandro Godoy, MD

Katherine Hays, DNP, FSVM
Samer Kazziha, MD
Tabitha Lobo, MD
Ryan Mays, PhD, MPH, FSVM
Leben Tefera, MD
Danielle Vlazny, PA-C, MS
R. Eugene Zierler, MD, FSVM

Next Generation Committee

Identifies and provides input on issues of importance to Fellow-In-Training and Early Career member segments. Works with other Society committees to develop programming relevant to these member segments. Works to expand awareness about the field of vascular medicine in medical schools and post-graduate training programs. Aims to develop future SVM leadership from within these member segments.

Chair: Alexandra Solomon, MD, RPVI
Co-Chair: Yulanka Castro-Dominguez, MD
Past Chair: Merry Ellen Barnett, MD
Nichole Brunton, DO
Pulkit Chaudhury, MD, MS
Ihsan Kaadan, MD, MS
Samuel Kim, MD

Anthony Klappa, MD
Deborah Nadler, MD
Adithya Peruri, MD
Alexander Sullivan, MD
Sneha Thomas, MD
Francisco Ujueta, MD, MS
Heather Wheat, MD
Teresa Wu, MD

Nominating Committee

The committee shall solicit suggestions from members of the Society and the board. This committee shall recommend for nomination one qualified, interested and committed individual for each board position to be vacant at the next election. The committee shall also make recommendations to the board as to the types of awards or honor or appreciation to be granted by the Society, the standards thereof, and the procedures for selection of the recipients and the granting thereof.

Chair: Herb Aronow, MD, MPH, FSVM
Ido Weinberg, MD, MSc, MHA, FSVM
Elizabeth Ratchford, MD, FSVM

Past Presidents’ Council

The Past Presidents’ Council provides input to the President and the SVM Board of Trustees on matters related to governance, fundraising, intersocietal relations, and strategic planning. The committee may be charged with specific tasks or projects as directed by the President and Board of Trustees.

Chair: Herbert Aronow, MD, MPH, FSVM
J. Michael  Bacharach, MD, MPH, MSVM
John R.  Bartholomew, MD, MSVM
Joshua Beckman, MD, MS, MSVM
John Cooke, MD, PhD, MSVM
Mark Creager, MD, MSVM
James Froehlich, MD, MPH, MSVM

Heather Gornik, MD, RVT, RPVI, MSVM
Jonathan Halperin, MD, MSVM
Michael Jaff, DO, MSVM
Raghu Kolluri, MD, RVT, FSVM
Jeffrey Olin, DO, MSVM
Thom Rooke, MD, MSVM

Research, Quality & Publications Committee

Is responsible for developing position statements, practice guidelines and other clinical documents. Is responsible for proposing and vetting proposals and implementing programs that foster research in vascular medicine and biology and for developing and maintaining programs around quality improvement in the vascular space. Reviews document endorsement requests from other professional societies and organizations.

Chair: Daniella Kadian-Dodov, MD, FSVM
Co-Chair: Islam Elgendy, MD
Batool Jamal Abuhalimeh, MD
Behnood Bikdeli, MD, MS
Ulf Bronas, PhD
Matthew Bunte, Md, MS, FSVM
Saurav Chatterjee, MD
Kamal Gupta, MD, FSVM

Shea Hogan, MD, FSVM
Damon Houghton, MD, MS
Wenzhu Li, MD, FSVM
Carlos Mena-Hurtado, MD
Debabrata Mukherjee, MD, MS
Jennifer Rymer, MD, MBA, MHS
Sanjum Sethi, MD, MPH
Sneha Thomas, MD
Farina Mohamad Yusoff, MBBS, PhD, FSVM

Scientific Program Committee

Develops the annual scientific sessions program, selects faculty and conducts other business connected with the program.

Chair: Elizabeth Ratchford, MD, FSVM
Ex Officio: Ido Weinberg, MD, MSc, MHA, FSVM
Ex Officio: Herb Aronow, MD, MPH, FSVM
Ex Officio: Heather Gornik, MD, RVT, RPVI, MSVM
Ex Officio: Raghu Kolluri, MD, RVT, FSVM
Aaron Aday, MD, FSVM
Ahmad Awan, MD
Jay Bishop, MD, RPVI, FSVM
Ana Casanegra, MD, MS, RPVI, FSVM
Islam Elgendy, MD
Dmitriy Feldman, MD, FSVM
Maheswara Golla, MD, FSVM
Kamal Gupta, MD, FSVM
Antonio Gutierrez, MD, MHS
Stan Henkin, MD, MPH, FSVM
Shea Hogan, MD, FSVM
Schuyler Jones, MD
Yogen Kanthi, MD, FSVM

Vladimir Lakhter, DO, FSVM
Natalia Fendrikova Mahlay, MD, FSVM
Ryan Mays, PhD, MPH, FSVM
Robert McBane, MD, FSVM
Mary McDermott, MD, FSVM
Carlos Mena-Hurtado, MD
Sanjay Misra, MD
Peter Monteleone, MD
Khusrow Niazi, MD
Gaurav Parmer, MD, MPH, FSVM
Sasan Partovi, MD
Tammy Polonsky, MD, MSCI
Abdul Haseeb Qazi, MD
Kevin Rogers, MD, MSc, RPVI, FSVM
Jennifer Rymer, MD
Eric Secemsky, MD, MSc, RPVI, FSVM
Maya Serhal, MD
Luai Tabaza, MD
Maya Salameh, MD, FSVM

Vascular Medicine Practice Task Force

Surveys vascular medicine specialists and aggregates, analyzes and distributes survey data to relevant stakeholders.

Chair: Junyang Lou, MD, PhD, RPVI
Co-Chair: Deborah Hornacek, MD
Past Chair: Hady Lichaa, MD, FSVM
Fernando Belcastro, MD, FSVM
Jay Bishop, MD, FSVM
Kimberly Campbell, CVRN-BC, MSN, ANP-BC
Charles Canver, MD, MBA
Gabriel Dimitrov, MD, FSVM
Sareena George, MD

Marie Gerhard-Herman, MD, MSVM
Douglas Joseph, DO, FSVM
Mohamed Farhan Nasser, MD
Praveen Kumar Ponnamreddy, MD
Sonal Pruthi, MD
Manjunath Raju, MD, FSVM
Tomas Rivera-Bonilla, MD, FSVM
Elisa Taffe, MD, CWSP, FSVM

Vascular Medicine Fellowship Training Committee

This committee is charged with monitoring the presence and size (i.e., number of training positions) of existing US vascular medicine (VM) fellowship training programs and with fostering the maintenance and growth of these programs. Additional responsibilities include development of VM fellowship training curricula, communication with VM fellowship program directors, assisting the BOT with solicitation of funding to support fellowship training (e.g., industry, donor-based) and establishment of endowments, and vetting of VM fellowship program funding applications.

Chair: Robert Eberhardt, MD, FSVM
Co-Chair: Leben Tefera, MD
Past Chair: Aditya Sharma, MBBS, RPVI, FSVM
Maria Teresa Abola, MD
Geoff Barnes, MD, MSc, FSVM

Kamal Gupta, MD, FSVM
Naomi Hamburg, MD, MS, FSVM
Minhaj Khaja, MD, MBA, FSVM
Bryan Wells, MD, FSVM
Eugene Zierler, MD, FSVM

Vascular Medicine Subspecialty Recognition Task Force

The Task Force will identify opportunities for growth of the field of vascular medicine and provide guidance to the President and the SVM Board of Trustees regarding ongoing and future initiatives to achieve sub-specialty recognition for vascular medicine providers.

Chair: Joshua Beckman, MD, MS, MSVM
Past Chair: Raghu Kolluri, MD, RVT, FSVM
Aaron Aday, MBBS, RPVI, FSVM
Herb Aronow, MD, MPH, FSVM
Jay Bishop, MD, FSVM
Eri Fukaya, MD, FSVM

Heather Gornik, MD, RVT, RPVI, MSVM
Bruce Gray, DO, MSVM
Geno Merli, MD, FSVM
Elizabeth Ratchford, MD, FSVM
Aditya Sharma, MBBS, RPVI, FSVM
Ido Weinberg, MD, MSc, MHA, FSVM

Venous Task Force

Engages in clinical, quality, research, advocacy and other matters related to venous disease.

Chair: Syed Ahsan, MD, RPVI, FSVM
Co-Chair: Omar Esponda, MD, RPVI, RPhS
Past Chair: Eri Fukaya, MD, FSVM”
Guillaume Goudot, MD, PhD
Mina Makary, MD
Maxim Shaydakov, MD, PhD
Arthur Topoulos, MD, FSVM
Jason Wheeler, MD, MSCR, MS, RPVI
Reza Amini, MD, FSVM
Halbert Bai, MPH

Kush Desai, MD
Carlos Echevarria, MD
Hillary Johnston-Cox, MD, PhD
Doug Joseph, DO, FSVM
Danekka Loganathan, MD
Paul Olorunfemi, MD, MPH
Hamza Rana, MD
Marcus Stanbro, DO, FSVM
Justin Trivax, MD
Mohsen Sharifi, MD, FSVM