Southern Association for Vascular Surgery (SAVS)


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

Now in its 45th year, the Southern Association for Vascular Surgery (SAVS) continues to be a thriving, robust organization. The SAVS remains the premier regional vascular surgery organization based on the combination of excellent science and great “southern” atmosphere. The attractiveness of our group is reflected in the growing membership; we welcomed 18 new members to the 365 active members in the Association in 2020.

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2020 Business Meeting Minutes & Revised Bylaws

View the minutes of the 2020 Business Meeting.
View the revised bylaws.


View the list of members elected in 2020.
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View the winners of the sporting events held at the 2020 Annual Meeting.
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View all of the Sponsors & Exhibitors from this year's 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. Details regarding the meeting in Arizona 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. Phoenix Sky Harbor airport (PHX) is the main commercial airport serving Scottsdale, but there smaller airfields in the area if one seeks a more adventurous travel experience.
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2020 Founders Award

Rapid Progression of Carotid Stenosis is Rare in a Large Integrated Healthcare System Over an Eight-Year Period
Carney Chan, Daniel Fort, Cruz Velasco-Gonzalez, Ryan Bedi, Thomas N. Hawken, Charles C. Leithead, Clayton J. Brinster, Waldemar C. Sternbergh, III, Hernan A. Bazan
Ochsner Clinic, New Orleans, LA

S. Timothy String Presidents Award

The Intricate Association between Case Volume and Years of Practice Experience on Open AAA Repair
Salvatore T. Scali
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Call for Abstracts

Abstract Submission
The Southern Association for Vascular Surgery is now accepting abstracts for their 2021 Annual Meeting.
Please submit your abstracts today for consideration in the 2021 Annual Scientific Program.
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Deadline: Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at 11:59 pm EDT