Southern Association for Vascular Surgery (SAVS)


W. Charles Sternbergh, III M.D.
Gilbert R. Upchurch, Jr., M.D.
William D. Jordan, Jr., M.D.
David L. Cull, MD, MBA
Past President
Matthew S. Edwards, MD
Past President
Samuel R. Money, MD, FACS
Past President
Eric D. Endean, MD
Charles B. Ross, MD
Melissa Kirkwood, MD
Patrick A. Stone, MD
Representative to SVS
William A. Marston, MD

W. Charles Sternbergh, III M.D.
W. Charles Sternbergh, III M.D.

Now in its 44th year, the Southern Association for Vascular Surgery continues to be a thriving, robust organization. The time-tested amalgam of excellent science, protected time to spend socially with friends and family, and superior venues is the "secret sauce" that makes the SAVS the premier regional vascular surgery organization. The attractiveness of our group is reflected in the growing membership; we welcomed 26 new members to the 349 active members the Association in 2019. Impressively, 27% of these new members are women, reflecting the embrace of diversity in the SAVS.

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William D. Jordan, Jr., MD
William D. Jordan, Jr., MD

The 44th Annual Meeting of The Southern Association for Vascular Surgery will be held January 8-11, 2020 at the Breakers Resort, Palm Beach, Florida. Details regarding the meeting in Florida and hotel registration information will be mailed in the fall. Make your plans now and block your schedule to attend this meeting. You should register early for the Annual Meeting and secure a room within the SAVS block as well as make your airline reservations early to obtain the best possible fares and itinerary. West Palm Beach airport (PBI) is the closest to the hotel, but Fort Lauderdale (FLL) is also another alternative.

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2019 Business Meeting Minutes

View the minutes of the 2019 Business Meeting.

Future Meetings

2021 Annual Meeting
January 27-30, 2021
The Westin Kierland
Scottsdale, Arizona
2022 Annual Meeting
January 26-29, 2022
El Conquistador
Los Croabas, Puerto Rico


View the list of New, Active & Candidate Members. Full Article


View the winners of the sporting events held at the 2019 Annual Meeting. Full Article


View all of the Sponsors & Exhibitors from this year's meeting. Full Article

2019 Founders Award

Outpatient Grip Strength Measurement Predicts Survival, Perioperative Adverse Events, and Non-Home Discharge Among Patients with Vascular Disease (90)
Thomas E. Reeve, IV, Timothy E. Craven, Matthew P. Goldman, Justin B. Hurie, Gabriela Velazquez-Ramirez, Matthew S. Edwards, Matthew A. Corriere
Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC

S. Timothy String Presidents Award

Type B Aortic Intramural Hematoma: To TEVAR or not to TEVAR? (214)
Tomaz Mesar, Maggie J. Lin, Ishraq Kabir, David Dexter, Animesh Rathore, Gordon K. Stokes, Jean M. Panneton
Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA

Call for Abstracts

Abstract Submission
The Southern Association for Vascular Surgery is now accepting abstracts for their 2020 Annual Meeting.
Please submit your abstracts today for consideration in the 2020 Annual Scientific Program.
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Deadline: Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at 11:59 pm EDT