Southern Association for Vascular Surgery (SAVS)
FALL 2020


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

Gilbert R. Upchurch Jr. MD
Gilbert R. Upchurch Jr. MD

I first attended the Southern Association for Vascular Surgery (SAVS) in 1989 when I was a second year medical student. I remember being awestruck by the “giants” in vascular surgery that were in attendance. At that early age, I pondered what exactly attracts so many talented vascular surgeons to the South. Over time, I think I have come to understand the attraction for vascular surgeons to live in the South- it is of course the chance to participate in and join the SAVS Annual Meeting!!!

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William D. Jordan, Jr., MD
William D. Jordan, Jr., MD
The 45th Annual Meeting of The Southern Association for Vascular Surgery will be held January 27-30, 2021 at the Westin Kierland in Scottsdale, Arizona. While we are all concerned about the current pandemic, our meeting venue has created a safe environment with more room and social distancing to make this meeting happen. We have also arranged extra AV support to offer remote attendance and you can enjoy the presentations in a virtual format! Regardless, we welcome you attendance. Of course, if Arizona changes the local meeting restrictions, we will adjust accordingly. Register now to secure a room within the SAVS block as well as make your airline reservations early to obtain the best possible fares and itinerary. Phoenix Sky Harbor airport (PHX) is the main commercial airport serving Scottsdale, but there are smaller airfields in the area if one seeks a more adventurous travel experience.
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Pre-Meeting Course, Program and Abstracts Now Online

2020 Annual Meeting Schedule of Events

Mock Oral Information

Mock oral board examinations will be offered on Friday, January 27 to individuals preparing for the Vascular Surgery Certifying Examination. Considering the travel limitations of many and the current pandemic, a virtual examination is currently planned. The current roster of examinees has been filled. If you would like to be placed on a waiting list if a position opens, please contact Recorder Cull at