Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Interest Group (VEVS)

Our main mission is to unveil the relevance and innovation of vascular and endovascular surgery.

With an unprecedented number of students interested in learning and pursuing the surgical field, we can shed light on what it requires to be a competitive surgical candidate. Additionally, we seek to advance excellence and education in vascular health through advocacy, research and public awareness.

Our activities include:

  • Mentorship with prominent vascular surgeons Linda M. Harris, MD; Hasan H. Dosluoglu, MD; Gregory Cherr, MD; Maciej L. Dryjski, MD, PhD; James K. Lukan, MD; and many more.
  • Opportunities to branch out to the fields of trauma, neurosurgery, thoracic surgery, hand surgery, surgical oncology and many more surgical subspecialties with relevance to vascular surgery.
  • Shadowing opportunities on basic and cutting-edge procedures in vascular surgery, endovascular surgery and vascular medicine.
  • Research opportunities with opportunities of authorship, presentation and attending conferences.
  • High-yield lectures on vascular surgery, endovascular procedures with much relevance to basic medical school knowledge, general surgery and other surgical subspecialties.
  • Talks and tips on getting the surgical residency you want, with focus in vascular surgery and the rapid increase in programs with 0+5 integrated vascular surgery residency.
  • Development of basic surgical skills such as suturing, knot tying, dissection, anastomosis, recognition of anatomy and many more, with focus on vascular surgery.
  • Endovascular skills labs introducing and honing techniques such as stenting, angioplasty and imaging at the Jacobs Institute.
  • Society of Vascular Surgery memberships with opportunities to attend the SVS annual meeting, VEITHsymposium, the WNY vascular surgery symposium and many more.
  • Opportunities to attend monthly dinner talk at the Buffalo Club on recent development and practice of vascular surgeons from across the country.
  • Community outreach on raising awareness on vascular disease (yes, diabetes is a vascular disease!), and prevention.