Conference Schedule and Education Opportunities

Conference Schedule

  • Morbidity and Mortality
    1st and 3rd Mondays of the month
    7:00am in the Large Conference Room (H3632)
  • Interesting Cases
    2nd and 4th Mondays of the month
    7:00am in the Large Conference Room (H3632)
  • Vascular Surgery Resident / Fellow Conference
    Every Wednesday
    6:00pm in the Large Conference Room (H3632) /

    VA Surgery Conference Room

  • Interventional Radiology Conferences
    Every Friday
    7:30am in the Large Conference Room (H3632)
  • Multidisciplinary Complications Conference
    Last Friday of the month
    7:30am in the Large Conference Room (H3632)

Stanford Vascular Surgery Visiting Professor Series 2015-2016

October 12-13, 2015

Peter Faries, MD, FACS
The Franz W, Sichel Professor of Surgery
Chief, Division of Vascular Surgery
Program Director, Vascular Surgery
Professor of Radiology
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, NY
Lecture:  "Cell-based Therapies for Treatment of Aortic Aneurysms"
Grand Rounds:  "Characterization of the Embolic Potential of Carotid Artery Plaque:  Implications for Carotid Endarterectomy and Carotid Stenting"

November 2-3, 2015

Bruce Perler, MD
Julius Jacobson, II Professor of Surgery
Chief Emeritus, Division of Vascular Surgery & Endovascular Therapy
Director of the Noninvasive Vascular Laboratory
Johns Hopkins Hospital
Baltimore, MD
Lecture:  "How Far Should We Go with the Endovascular Treatment of Advanced PAD in the Era of Health Care Reform?  An Endocompetent Vascular Surgeon’s View"
Grand Rounds:  "Evidence Based Medicine & the Contemporary Management of Carotid Artery Disease: After 60 Years the Controversies Continue"

January 25-26, 2016

Cynthia Shortell, MD
Professor and Chief of Vascular Surgery
Chief of Staff, Department of Surgery
Duke University School of Medicine
Durham, NC
Lecture:  TBD
Grand Rounds:  TBD

March  14-15, 2016

Larry W. Kraiss, MD
Vice-Chair of Research, Department of Surgery
Chief, Division of Vascular Surgery
University of Utah Medical Center
Salt Lake City, UT
Lecture:  "Getting the Most Out of the Vascular Quality Initiative:
Grand Rounds:  "Frailty and Surgery"

April 4-5, 2016

Manish Mehta, MDMPH
Director, Vascular Health Partners, CCP
Albany Medical Center Hospital
President & CEO, Center for Vascular Awareness
Albany, NY
Lecture:  TBD
Grand Rounds:  TBD

April 25-26, 2016

James Black, MD
Chief of the Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy
David Goldfarb, MD Research Professor of Surgery
Johns Hopkins Hospital
Baltimore, MD
Lecture:  TBD
Grand Rounds:  TBD

Upcoming Education and Funding Opportunities

Two funding opportunities from Biodesign for medical technology for global needs
For further details click the link below.

Global Biodesign Opportunities

NIH T32 Training Grant "Vascular Surgery Research Training"
For further details click the link above.


*Application deadline Feb. 29th, 2012. Fellows strongly encouraged to apply.

Resident physicians are invited to apply for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Clinical Scholars program, which offers a master’s degree graduate-level study and research in a university-based, post residency training program. The program provides scholars with generous funding and involves two years of study with protected time for research.

The RWJF Clinical Scholars program fosters the development of physicians who will lead the transformation of Americans’ health and health care. These future leaders will conduct innovative research and work with communities, organizations, practitioners and policy-makers to address issues essential to the health and well-being of all Americans.

Program highlights include:

  • leadership training;
  • mentoring;
  • protected research time;
  • national networking;
  • health policy, health services, and community-based research training; and
  • financial support for research projects and professional travel.

Four participating institutions will be recruiting scholars to begin their programs in July 2012: the University of California, Los Angeles; the University of Michigan; the University of Pennsylvania; and Yale University. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will provide funding for the stipends and insurance for 10 of the Scholars through VA Medical Centers affiliated with these universities. The VA provides additional support through faculty time, clinical resources, and research databases.
For additional information visit website.


Recent Education Events

Steamboat Springs, CO January 2011- The Peripheral Vascular Surgical Society  Annual Ski Meeting was organized this year by Program Committee Chairman, Dr. Jason Lee, with presentations from several members of the Stanford group.  For more information about the conference and presentations, visit the PVSS website.

Sunriver, OR. September 2010- The Western Vascular Society Annual Meeting held a tennis tournament in which Dr. Lee won, and Dr. Jocelyn Dunn came in second. The Stanford team was joined by two Stanford Students, Elsie Gyang and Ji Son.

Boston, MA. June 2010- The Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) hosted its inaugural Vascular Surgery Jeopardy Competition at the 2010 Vascular Annual Meeting for vascular surgery trainees, general surgery residents, and medical students. Six teams were chosen to compete, each composed three members: one medical student and a combination of two general surgery residents and/or one general surgery resident and one vascular surgery trainee. The Jeopardy categories covered a wide spectrum of knowledge ranging from Anatomy and Arterial Disease to Pharmacology and History, and was moderated by Dr. Melina Kibbe (Northwestern). After two heated rounds, Team West triumphed over Team Mid Atlantic in Final Jeopardy, taking home the prizes and title as the inaugural champions of the SVS Jeopardy Event. Cash prizes were awarded to the winners and a great time was had by all.

Team West members:
Faisal Aziz, MD, Jobst Vascular Center, Toledo, OH, Vascular Surgery First Year Fellow
Wayne Causey, MD, Madigan Army Medical Center, Ft. Lewis, WA, General Surgery PGY-3/research
Yohko Murakami, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, MS-3

For more information regarding the WVS conference, please see their page at WVS 2010 Annual Meeting