8/1/2020 - Audible Bleeding Podcast: Representation Matters
Representation Matters: Recruitment and Retention of URM to Vascular Surgery
Dr. Ron Dalman, Chief of Vascular Medicine joins faculty member Dr. Elsie Ross and program alumna Dr. Chelsea Dorsey along with UCSF's Dr. Joel Ramirez in a discussion on recruitment and retention of URM to vascular surgery in this episode of the Audible Bleeding podcast.
Link to Podcast
8/1/2020 - Dr. Arya Chair of AVAS Diversity and Inclusion Committee
Dr. Shipra Arya has been chosen to chair the Association of VA Surgeons' (AVAS) new Diversity and Inclusion Committee.
Link to AVAS Announcement
7/16/2020 - Faculty Promotion | Dr. Eri Fukaya
Dr. Eri Fukaya has been promoted to Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery, effecitve July 16, 2020. We congratulate Dr. Fukaya on her spectacular clinical and scholarly performance and thank her for her didication to vascular health.
7/1/2020 Publication in JVS
Editorial in July JVS
Dr. Dalman provides a perspective on the controversy surrounding the recently released guidelines by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence's (NICE) regarding abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), in an editorial article published in the July 2020 edition of the Journal for Vascular Surgery.
6/1/2020 - SCVMC Leadership Announcement
We are excited to announce that Dr. Garcia-Toca has been selected as the Chief of the Division of Vascular Surgery at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center (SCVMC). We believe that under Dr. Garcia-Toca's leadership the division will continue on a trajectory excellence and continued growth.
Since the hire of Drs. Sorial and Garcia-Toca at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center (SCVMC) in 2015, we have witnessed incredible growth in the Vascular Surgery service. Due to their excellent in patient care and increased patient volume, SCVMC requested that we hire a third surgeon in 2018. We were fortunate enough to recruit Dr. Sgroi. Together, our three physicians have continued to expand the breadth of the Vascular Surgery service at SCVMC.
We look forward to continued Vascular Surgery programmatic growth and expansion at SCVMC.
5/13/2020 - 2021 Vascular Surgery Fellow Match - Brian Sheehan, MD
2021 Vascular Surgery's Fellow
After a successful first ever virtual interview process, we are thrilled to announce that Brian Sheehan, M.D. will be our new vascular surgery fellow beginning in August 2021.
General Surgery: University of California, Irvine
M.D.: Tufts University School of Medicine
5/11/2020 - Dr. Chandra Assumes Leadership of Vascular Surgery Training Programs
The Division of Vascular Surgery's Training Program has a new director. Dr. Venita Chandra has assumed leadership of both the Vascular Surgery Residency and Fellowship Programs. This announcment was the top @StanfordSurgery tweet of the month of May 2020. The enthusiasm this annoucment has received reflects both Dr. Chandra’s leadership potential as well as Dr. Lee’s decade-long effort to make our training program worthy of this much attention. Unlimited opportunity, building off of peer-leading market position - unbeatable combination.
Article on Stanford Surgery
4/29/2020 - Dr. Elsie Ross receives Chang Zuckerberg Initiative Grant
Dr. Elsie Ross Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Vascular Surgery, in collaboration with Dr. Philip Tsao and lead invistigator, Dr. Joseph Wu from the Stanford Cardiovascular Institute, recieved the Chang Zuckerberg Initative Grant to study vascular disease in diverse patients.
Dr. Ross CZI Project Summary
Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Awards $14 Million to Support Inflammation Research
4/27/2020 - 2nd Annual Weesam Al-Khatib, MD Visiting Professorship
2020 Weesam Al-Khatib, MD Visiting Professorship
Weesam AlKhatib, MD Visiting Professorship 2020
Matthew Mell, MD - April 27-28, 2020
Professor and Chief of Vascular Surgery
Medical Director, Vascular Center
3/20/2020 - 2020 Vascular Surgery Residency Interns
3/18/2020 Vascular Surgery Fellowship Interviews
The Division of Vascular Surgery had the pleasure of interviewing an excelent group of vascular surgery fellowship applicants on March 18, 2020. The Division of Vascular Surgery faculty and staff were dedicated to keeping the interviews running as planned dispite a rapidly changing environment due to the COVID-19 shelter-in-place restrictions.
Article: Fellowship Interviews Move Online
3/6/2020 - AVF-JOBST Grant
Congratulations to Dr. Fukaya on being selected as the winner of the AVF-JOBST grant by the American Venous Forum Foundation. Dr. Fukaya will use this grant to study the role of leg bioimpedance as a biomarker for determining venous disease progression.
3/6/2020 - AVF Distinguished Fellow Award
Dr. E. John Harris received the Distinguished Fellow Award at the AVF 2020 Annual Meeting. The Distinguished Fellow awards are provided to recognized AVF members who have enhanced the AVF by volunteering for committees, as meeting Faculty, provided educational enhancment for trainees, and advanced venous disese by research and education. Congratulations to Dr. Harris on this achievment.
2/26/2020 C-I-CARE - WOW Card
Commitment to patient care
We are proud to announce that Vascular Surgery's Lead Advanced Practice Provider Ani Bagdasarian, received a Stanford Health Care Virtual WOW Card as a result of her outstanding team work and dedication to high quality patient care at SHC. Ani's actions are another example of C-I-CARE in action.
Stanford Health Care's C-I-CARE program is a framework for structuring best practice communications and developing relationship based care approaches with patients.
Learn more about SHC's C-I-CARE
1/8/2020 - Vascular Surgery Applicant Interview
The Division of Vascular Surgery had the pleasure of interviewing an excelent crop of medical students applying for the Vascular Surgery Integrated program. While we can only match two of them, we look forward to working with all of them in future collaborations.