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Dr. Steven Abramowitz – May 12, 2021


Dr. Steven Abramowitz will be presenting on Deep Venous Recanalization: Organized Thrombus to Post-Thrombotic Disease. He is a vascular surgeon and assistant professor of Surgery at the Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, DC. 

Drs. Carlos Bechara & Ross Milner – March 10, 2021

Dr. Carlos Bechara from Loyola University and Dr. Ross Milner from University of Chicago will join and combine for a Grand Rounds to debate “Endovascular Management of Paravisceral Aneurysms: Physician Modified Endovascular Grafting (PMEG; Bechara) vs. Parallel Grafting (Milner)”.  

Carlos Bechara, MD, DFSVS Associate Professor of Surgery Co-Director, Loyola Aortic Center Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine

Ross Milner, MD, DFSVS Professor of Surgery Director, Center for Aortic Diseases Univ. of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine

Dr. Kristofer Charlton - January 27, 2021


Dr. Kristofer Charlton-Ouw will be presenting on Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms on January 27, 2021. He is a vascular surgeon and associate professor with the Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery at McGovern Medical School, UT Health Science Center, Houston.

Dr. Christopher Bibbio – December 9, 2020


Dr. Christopher Bibbio, Head of Foot and Ankle Surgery and the Assistant Director of the Foot and Ankle Deformity Correction and Orthoplastics Fellowship at the International Center for Limb Lengthening presented a lecture on how wound care and soft tissue reconstruction is often overlooked and can lead to unnecessary early amputation. He also delved into his expertise in muscle flaps and foot and ankle orthoplastics.

Dr. David Armstrong – December 2, 2020


Dr. David Armstrong presented a lecture on creating a limb preservation program from a podiatry perspective. Dr. Armstrong is Professor of Clinical Surgery at the University of Southern California, has produced more than 510 peer-reviewed research papers in dozens of scholarly medical journals, and is widely known for his work in amputation prevention, the diabetic foot, and wound healing. 

Dr. David Mills & Jill Sommerset– November 18, 2020


Dr. Joseph L. Mills, Sr. is Professor and Chief of the Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy in the Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery at the Baylor College of Medicine. In this lecture Dr. Mills discusses the use of SVS Lower Extremity Threatened Limb Classification System (CLTI) to evaluate and reduce amputation risk among at-risk patients as well as how to create a limb salvage program. 


Jill Sommerset is a vascular technologist at PeaceHealth Thoracic and Vascular Surgery in Vancouver, WA. Her lecture outlines a technique for measuring pedal artery flow by measuring the pedal acceleration time (PAT) and defines its utility in determining limb salvage. 

Virtual Grand Rounds Spring 2020


Dr. Matthew Smeds, Associate Professor, Chief of Vascular Surgery,
Program Director - St. Louis University

“How to Identify and Manage Physician Burnout”


Dr. Karen Woo, Associate Professor
University of California, Los Angeles

“The Vascular Low Frequency Disease Consortium”  


Dr. Max Wohlauer, Assistant Professor- University of Colorado 

“Vascular Surgery Covid Collaboration- International Registry on Vascular Complications Related to Covid”


Dr. Robert Cuff,  Program Director,
Spectrum Health - Michigan State University

“Vascular Surgery Covid Collaboration- International Registry on Vascular Complications Related to Covid”