The Society for Vascular Surgery and the Academy for Surgical Coaching have partnered to offer coaching to vascular surgeons. The Vascular Surgical Coaching program is a unique opportunity to make meaningful improvements to your vascular surgery practice by working with a Surgical Coach. You can improve your skills, decision-making, teamwork and self-awareness over a 3-month program.

In the SVS surgical coaching program, you will be paired with a Surgical Coach, and virtually meet 4 times over 3 months for about an hour. Over that time, you set a goal and create a plan to achieve it. Your Surgical Coach will help:

  • Build a meaningful relationship with your Surgical Coach,
  • Take on problems causing frustration and delay in the operating room,
  • Give you expert, personalized feedback on your technique,
  • Creatively brainstorm and implement new ways of doing procedures, and
  • Keep yourself accountable to making change.

Surgeon Wellness

This Surgical Coaching program is being offered through the SVS Wellness Committee. Surgical Coaching can help improve your wellness through:

  • Conversations with a colleague who can listen to you and ask good questions.
  • Building a sense of control over your practice.
  • Working through problems in the OR.
  • Stepping back, slowing down and being more thoughtful about your practice.
  • Growing personal mastery.

All of your conversations with your Surgical Coach are private and confidential.

Surgical Coaches

Surgical coaches are practicing surgeons who have received additional training on coaching principles. They serve as your “guide on the side” as you fulfill your practice goals. These vascular surgeons have participated in SVS-sponsored Surgical Coach Training and are available to work with program participants.

Shipra Arya, MD, MS
Associate Professor, Department of Vascular Surgery
Stanford University
Palo Alto, CA
Erica Mitchell, MD, MEd
Professor, Surgery
University of Tennissee Health Sciences Center
Memphis, TN
Carlos Bechara, MD
Program Director, Surgery
Loyola University Medical Center
River Forest, IL
Elina Quiroga, MD, MPH
Associate Profesor
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
Jean Bismuth, MD
Associate Professor, Surgery
Houston Methodist
Houston, TX
Amy Reed, MD
Professor, Surgery
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN
Dawn Coleman, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics; LTC USAR, MC, Surgery, Section of Vascular Surgery
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
Vincent Rowe, MD
Professor of Surgery
Keck School of Medicine
Los Angeles, CA
Laura Drudi, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal
Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Russell Samson, MD
Clinical Professor of Vascular Surgery
Florida State University College of Medicine
Sarasota, FL
Matt Eagleton, MD
Chief, Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA
Jessica Simons, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery
University of Massachusetts Memorial Hospital
Worcester, MA
John Eidt, MD
Vice Chair, Vascular Surgery
Baylor University
Dallas, TX
Ravi Veeraswamy, MD
Chief, Division of Vascular Surgery
The Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, SC
Allen Hamdan, MD
Associate Professor, Surgery
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA
Gabriela Velazquez, MD
Associate Professor
Wake Forest School of Medicine
Mark Mattos, MD
Michigan Vascular Center
Michigan State University
Detroit, MI
Max Wohlauer, MD
University of Colorado Medicine
Aurora, CO
Daniel McDevitt, MD
Peachtree Vascular Specialists
Stockbridge, GA
Nicolas Zea, MD, RPVI
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Surgery
Tulane University School of Medicine
New Orleans, LA

Program Information

Apply for the program by completing the form below. Applications are taken on a rolling basis. Participants must be practicing vascular surgeons in the United States that are current members in good standing of the Society for Vascular Surgery. Up to 30 surgeons per year will be admitted to the program. $925 fee includes all materials related to the program. Participants are eligible for up to 4 CMEs for program participation.

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