Southern Association for Vascular surgery
Fall 2022 Newsletter

Vascular Specialist

Founders' Award Recipients

This award recognizes trainees (students, residents and fellows) presenting papers at the annual meeting. The award is for original, Clinical or Basic Science papers.

2023 Planned Vascular Surgery Involvement in Cases where Vascular Expertise is Needed is Associated with Improved Patient Outcomes
Emma Rooney
Emory University, Atlanta, GA
2022 Neurologic Outcomes of Carotid and Other Emergent Interventions for Ischemic Stroke over Six Years with Analysis Enhanced by Machine Learning
P. Andrew Rivera
Ochsner Health, New Orleans, LA
2021 Machine Learning Analysis of Multispectral Imaging and Clinical Risk Factors to Predict Amputation Wound Healing
John J. Squiers
Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital, Plano, TX
2020 Rapid Progression of Carotid Stenosis is Rare in a Large Integrated Healthcare System Over an Eight-Year Period
Carney Chan
Ochsner Clinic, New Orleans, LA
2019 Outpatient Grip Strength Measurement Predicts Survival, Perioperative Adverse Events, and Non-Home Discharge Among Patients with Vascular Disease
Thomas E. Reeve, IV
Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC
2018 Effects of Intensive Glycemic Control on Lower Extremity Amputations
Christopher J. Clark
Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC
2017 Lower Extremity Bypass is Associated with Lower Short-Term Major Adverse Limb Events and Equivalent Major Adverse Cardiac Events Compared to Endovascular Intervention in A National Cohort with Critical Limb Ischemia
James H. Mehaffey
UVA, Charlottesville, VA
2016 Non-Catheter Associated Upper-Extremity Deep Venous Thrombosis: Patient Characteristics and Outcomes from the RIETE Registry
Daniel H. Newton
VCU Medical Center, Richmond, VA
2015 The Correlation Between CT and Duplex Evaluation of Vein Bypass Grafts and Their Relationship to Graft Failure
Jonathan Rehfuss
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
2014 Systems Based Analysis of p27kip1 as the Driver for Pathologic Vein Graft Remodeling
Kenneth DeSart
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
2013 Improved Procedural, Hemodynamic, and Late Clinical Outcomes Using Intravascular Ultrasound Anatomic Guidance During Carotid Artery Stent-Angioplasty
Megan I. Carroll
University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
2012 Carotid Endarterectomy is More Cost-effective Than Carotid Artery Stenting
Gregory D. Crenshaw
Ochsner Clinic Foundation, New Orleans, LA
2011 Endovascular Aneurysm Repair and the Anatomic Severity Grading Score: A Validation Study with Early Outcomes and Cost Analysis
Sadaf S. Ahanchi
Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA
2010 Cerebral Microembolization: Open Versus Percutaneous Carotid Revascularization
Naren Gupta, MD
Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA
2009 Restenosis following Renal Artery Angioplasty and Stenting: Incidence and Risk Factors
Matthew Corriere, MD
Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC
2008 Cost per Day of Patency: Understanding the Impact of Patency and Reintervention in a Sustainable Model of Healthcare
Dorian J. deFreitas, MD
East Carolina University, Greenville, NC
2007 Subintimal Angioplasty for the Treatment of Claudication and Critical Limb Ischemia: 3-Year Results
Eric C. Scott, MD
Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA
2006 Toradol Effects on Post-Operative Intimal Hyperplasia In A Rat Carotid Endarterectomy Model
Venkat R. Kalapatapu, MD
Little Rock, AR
2005 The Effects of Pravastatin and Clopidogrel on Intimal Hyerplasia in a Rat Model of Carotid Endarterectony
Shelly L. Bledsoe, MD
Little Rock, AR
2004 The Effect of Fluvastatin on Endothelial Cell Adhesion Molecule Expression: the Role of Nitric Oxide
Eleftherios S. Xenos, MD
University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
2003 Can the Finite Element Model (FEM) of Stress Computation Predict the Distribution of Endotension Following Endovascular Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (EAAA) Exclusion?
John P. Pacanowski, MD
University of Tennessee Medical Center, Knoxville, TN
2002 Endotension in an Experimental Aneurysm Model
C. Shawn Skillern, MD
University of Tennessee Medical Center, Knoxville, TN
2001 Adenosine A2A Agonist Reduces Paralysis and Apoptosis after Spinal Cord Ischemia
David C. Cassada, MD
University of Virginia Health Systems, Charlottesville, VA
2000 Saratin: (A Specific Inhibitor of Platelet to Collagen Adhesion) Decreases Platelet Aggregation and Neointimal Hyperplasia in a Rat Carotid Endarterectomy Model
Carlos P. Cruz, MD
VA Medical Center, Little Rock, AR
1999 A Rational Algorithm for Duplex Surveillance Following Carotid Endarterectomy
Steven M. Roth, MD
University of South Florida College of Medicine, Tampa, FL
1998 Warfarin Improves Outcome of Infrainguinal Vein Bypass Grafts at High Risk for Failure
Timur P. Sarac, MD
University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, FL