SVM Committees

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

Committee/Task Force



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: Esther S.H. Kim, MD, MPH, RPVI, FSVM

Co-Chair: Bryan J. Wells, MD, FSVM
Geoffrey D.  Barnes, MD, MSc, FSVM
Robert D. McBane, MD, FSVM
Michael Sean McMurtry, MD, PhD, FSVM

Bylaws, Policies & Procedures Committee

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

Chair: Geno Merli, MD, FSVM

Co-Chair: Diane Treat-Jacobson, PhD, RN, FSVM
SVM BOT Liaison: Mitch Silver, DO, FSVM
Mary M. McDermott, MD

Education Committee

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

Chair: Kamal Gupta, MD, FSVM

Co-Chair: Gaurav Parmar, MD, MPH, FSVM, FACC
SVM BOT Liaison: Mitch Weinberg, MD, MBA, FSVM
Phillip Bendick, PhD
Andrew Dicks, MD
Jose Exaire, MD
Hatem Hassaballa, MD
Katherine Hays, DNP, FSVM
Hayaan Kamran, MD, RPVI
Siva Ketha, MD, FSVM
Luke Kim, MD
Madonna Michael, MD
Manjunath Raju, MD
Randy Ramcharitar, MD
Fadi Shamoun, MD
Kirolus Sourial, MD
Anwar Zaitoun, MD, FACC, FSCAI, RPVI

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: Stanislav Henkin, MD, MPH

Co-Chair: Maya Serhal, MD
SVM BOT Liaison: Yogen Kanthi, MD, FSVM
Kevin Cohoon, DO, MSc, RPVI, FACC, FSVM
Ahmad O. Hallak, MD
Valerie Clark, Vascular Medicine Journal

Membership 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: Elizabeth Ratchford, MD, FSVM

Co-Chair: Eugene Zierler, MD, FSVM
Peter Angelopoulos, MD
Ana I. Casanegra, MD, MS, FSVM, RPVI
Ravi Kahlon, MD, FACC, FSCAI, RPVI
Maria Teresa B. Abola, MD
Danielle Vlazny, PA-C, MS
Morteza Chitsazan, DO
Minhaj Khaja, MD, MBA, FSIR, FSVM

NextGen 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: Aaron Aday, MD, FSVM
Co-Chair: Khendi White Solaru, MD
SVM BOT Liaison: Aditya Sharma, MBBS, RPVI, FSVM
Sriya Avadhani, MD
Merry Ellen Barnett, MD
Yulanka Castro Dominguez, MD
Pulkit Chaudhury, MD, MS, BS
Viviane Seki Sassaki, RVT, RDMS, RPVI
Alexandra Solomon, MD
Nirmal Sunkara, MD, FSCAI, RPVI
Leben Tefera, MD
Rohan Bhandari, MD
Anthony Klappa, MD
Ali Moran, DNP
Avinash Murthy, MD, FACC, FSCAI, RPVI
Adithya Peruri, MD

Research, Quality & Publications

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: Khendi White, MD

Co-Chair: Ehrin Armstrong, MD, MSC, FSVM
SVM BOT Liaison: Mehdi H. Shishehbor, DO, MPH, PhD, FSVM
Batool Jamal Abuhalimeh, MD
Ulf G. Bronas, PhD
Matthew C. Bunte, MD, MS, FACC, FSCAI, FSVM
Hillary Johnston-Cox, MD, PhD
Sanjum Sethi, MD, MPH
Farina Mohamad Yusoff, MBBS, PhD
Marc P Bonaca, MD, MPH, FAHA, FACC
Saurav Chatterjee, MD
Islam Y Elgendy, MD
Beau M. Hawkins, MD
Debabrata Mukherjee, MD, MS, FACC, FAHA, FSCAI
Jennifer Rymer, MD, MBA, MHS, FAHA, FACC

Scientific Program Committee

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

Chair: Ido Weinberg, MD, MSc, MHA, FSVM
Raghu Kolluri, MD, MS, RVT, FSVM
Heather Gornik, MD, RVT, RPVI, FSVM
Reza Amini, MD, RPVI, FSVM
Yohannes Bayissa, MD, FACC, RPVI
G. Jay Bishop, MD, FACP, RPVI, FSVM
Marc Bonaca, MD, MPH, FAHA, FACC, FSVM
Umberto Campia, MD, MSc
Ana I. Casanegra, MD, MS, RPVI, FSVM
Yung-Wei (Willy) Chi, DO, RVT, RPVI, FSVM, FAHA
Dmitriy N. Feldman, MD, FSVM
Natalia Fendrikova Mahlay, MD, FSVM
J. Antonio T. Gutierrez, MD, MHS
Yogen Kanthi, MD, FSVM
Vladimir Lakhter, DO, FSVM
Robert D. McBane II, MD, FSVM
Mary M. McDermott, MD, FSVM
Carlos Men-Hurtado, MD
Sanjay Misra, MD
Alexandra M. Moran, DNP, FSVM
Gaurav Parmar, MD, MPH, FSVM, FACC
Sasan Partovi, MD
Abdul Haseeb Qazi, MD
R. Kevin Rogers, MD, MSc, RPVI, FSVM
Jennifer Rymer, MD
Eric A. Secemsky, MD, MSc, RPVI, FACC, FSCAI, FSVM
Luai Tabaza, MD, FACC
Andres Vargas Estrada, MD, FACC, FSCAI, RPVI
Mitch Weinberg, MD, MBA, FSVM

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Taskforce

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: Olusegun Osinbowale, MD, RPVI, FSVM
Co-Chair: Carmel Celestin, MD, FSVM
SVM BOT Liaison: Esther S.H. Kim, MD, MPH, RPVI, FSVM
William Bennett, MD, PhD
Federico Silva, MD, RPVI
Elston R. Johnson, DO
Ryan Mays, PhD, MPH, FSVM
Rafael Cires-Drouet, MD, RPVI, FSVM

Vascular Medicine Practice Taskforce

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

Chair: Jay Bishop, MD, FSVM

Co-Chair: Jessie Mintz, DO
SVM BOT Liaison: Scott Kinlay, MBBS, PhD, FSVM
Fernando Belcastro, MD
Charles Canver, MD, MBA
Jessica Curcio, ND, MPAS
Gabriel Dimitrov, MD, FSVM
Marie D. Gerhard-Herman, MD, FSVM
Douglas Joseph, DO, FSVM
Hady Lichaa, MD, FSVM
Mohamed Farhan Nasser, MD
Praveen Kumar Ponnamreddy, MD
Tomas Rivera-Bonilla, MD, FSVM


Vascular Medicine Subspecialty Recognition Taskforce

The Taskforce 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: Raghu Kolluri, MD, MS, RVT, FSVM

SVM President: Herb Aronow, MD, MPH, FSVM
Aaron Aday, MD, FSVM
Joshua Beckman, MD, MS, MSVM
Bruce Gray, DO, MSVM
Heather Gornik, MD, RVT, RPVI, FSVM
Debbie Hornacek, MD
Suman Wasan, MD, FSVM
Ido Weinberg, MD, MSc, MHA, FSVM

Venous Taskforce

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

Chair: Eri Fukaya, MD, FSVM
Co-Chair: Minhaj Khaja, MD, MBA, FSIR, FSVM
SVM BOT Liaison: Raghu Kolluri, MD, MS, RVT
Syed T. Ahsan, MD, FACP, FSVM, RPVI
Riyaz Bashir, MD
Jason Wheeler, MD, MSCR
Omar Lazaro Esponda, MD, RPVI, RPhS
Wenzhu Li, MD
Mina Makary, MD

Fellows Course / APP Course

N/A Chair: Eric Secemsky, MD, MSc, FSVM
Co-Chair: Andrew Galmer
Immediate Past Chair: Ido Weinberg, MD, MSc, MHA, FSVM
Nominating Committee N/A Chair: Raghu Kolluri, MD, MS, RVT, FSVM
Ido Weinberg, MD, MSc, MHA, FSVM
Past Presidents’ Council N/A Chair: Raghu Kolluri, MD, MS, RVT, 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, FSVM
Johnathan Halperin, MD, MSVM
Michael Jaff, DO, MSVM
Jeffrey Olin, DO, MSVM
Thom Rooke, MD, MSVM
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