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Download the 2015 SVS Foundation Annual Report here [PDF]

Please donate online or download the donation form​. [PDF] 

View two videos about why it is important to give:
Dr. Julie Ann Freischlag, Chair, SVS Foundation
Drs. Melina Kibbe, Joseph Mills, Vivienne Halpern, Peter Gloviczki

SVS Foundation awards basic and clinical Research Grants to vascular scientists. This support provides funding for their research to improve the quality of vascular patient care. Many of the Foundation’s recipients are younger vascular surgeons just beginning their research careers. Read a few of their stories below. Please make a contribution in support of their work. Thank you.

"It is hard to overestimate the impact of the jointly sponsored SVS/NHLBI K08 award on my career. It was truly transformative. It set the stage for a future R01, an independent laboratory, and a career-long relationship with the NIH."  Read More​​
Larry W. Kraiss, MD

"The SVS Foundation award was a critical and defining event in my career. The K08 award allowed me to build my laboratory and devote my career to fundamental investigation of vascular disease,"  Read More​​
Alan Dardik, MD, PhD

“The SVS Foundation support of me, and people like me, has been fantastic. It is evident that the successes in my future will be directly related to the rich vascular surgeon-scientists​​ alumni,” Read More

Luke Brewster, MD, PhD

​“This was a transformative award in many ways, translating into a R01 Grant and the opportunity to lead a large Phase III clinical trial. I learned a great deal about career development that has, hopefully, made me an effective mentor to other young investigators,” Read More​

Michael Conte, MD


​“The SVS Foundation Award was absolutely critical in allowing me to get a solid head start on my research career. It provided money to offset clinical duties and obtain supplies and salary for a technician,” Read More​

Peter Henke, MD


“The SVS Foundation Award, along with the K08 Career Development Award from the National Institutes of Health, provided me with the protected time to conduct research and financial support for both my salary and research-related expenses.  I am extremely grateful,” Read More​

Melina R. Kibbe, MD


“The SVS Foundation K08 Award tremendously accelerated the overall academic activities of the Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at our university,” Read More​

C. Keith Ozaki, MD 

“This is the single, most transformative award a young vascular surgeon can win,” Read More​

Gilbert R. Upchurch, Jr., MD


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