Servier Traveling Fellowship

The American Venous Forum Foundation is pleased to announce the 12th Annual Servier Traveling Fellowship in Venous and Lymphatic Disease. The Servier Traveling Fellowship will provide two fellow/resident awardees an opportunity to travel first to the AVF 30th Annual Meeting (February 2018), then to the European Venous Forum (June 2018) to present their scientific research. The research of the fellow/resident recipients is selected through a competitive peer review process as follows:

  1. Submit an abstract for consideration to the American Venous Forum. The abstract submission deadline is September 22, 2017, 11:59 PM EST. When completing the abstract submission process, indicate that you wish to be considered for this exciting Servier Traveling Fellowship. Simply follow the directions on the abstract submission tool (Awards). You must provide the name and phone number of your Program Director.
  2. The AVF Program Committee, comprised of distinguished vascular physicians/surgeons appointed by the American Venous Forum Foundation, will review the submitted abstracts and select up to four finalists, who will then be invited to attend the AVF 30th Annual Meeting, February 20-23, 2018 to present their science. The AVF will provide reimbursement for travel and accommodations to the 30th Annual Meeting for the four finalists.
  3. The presenting finalists will be judged by a panel selected by the American Venous Forum Foundation. Two winners will be chosen and announced during the Awards Ceremony at the Annual Meeting.
  4. Following the Annual Meeting, the two winners will travel to the European Venous Forum and visit with the Servier-appointed Training Master. Travel overseas will be approximately seven days. Presentation of the work will take place during the European Venous Forum Meeting in June (2018).
  5. The two winners of the American Venous Forum Foundation Servier Traveling Fellowship will attend the European Venous Forum conference to present their scientific research. Travel, registration, and accommodations at the European Venous Forum will be supported by Servier.
  6. The following year (February 2019), the two winners are expected to attend the AVF’s 31st Annual Meeting to present highlights of their fellowship experience. Compensation is not provided for this award requirement.

The competition is open to Residents and Fellows in a training program in the continental United States. Abstracts submitted must represent original, basic or clinical research in venous or lymphatic disease. The outcome of the research must be documented in manuscript form intended for peer review by the Journal of Vascular Surgery: Venous and Lymphatic Disorders.

Submission Deadline: September 22, 2017, 11:59 PM EST

Servier Traveling Fellowship Recipients:


Johann Ragg

Angioclinic Vein Centers Europe

Tana Repella

Oregon Health & Science University


Limael Rodriguez

St. Luke's Memorial Hospital


Ryan Abdul-Haqq

University of Alabama at Birmingham


Nathan L. Liang, MD

University of Pittsburgh

Georgios Spentzouris, MD

Stony Brook University Hospital


Rafael Malgor, MD

The University of Oklahoma, Tulsa

Adam Ring, MD

Penn State Hershey Medical Center


Andrea Obi, MD

University of Michigan

Carson Oostra, MD

University of Toledo College of Medicine


Frank Vandy, MD

University of Michigan

Emily Wood, MD

Stony Brook University


Faisal Aziz, MD

Jobst Vascular Center

Robert Meisner, MD

Stony Brook University Hospital


K. Barry Deatrick, MD

University of Michigan

Christopher Pannucci, MD

University of Michigan


Atul Rao, MD

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Axel Thors, MD

Good Samaritan Hospital


David Paolini, MD

Toledo Hospital

Jorge Martinez, MD

Toledo Hospital


Brian Knipp, MD

University of Michigan

Reagan Quan, MD

Walter Reed Army Medical Center


Charles Stonerock, MD

Indiana University School of Medicine

Gustavo Oderich, MD

Mayo Clinic


Jae-Sung Cho, MD

Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN


Peter J. Pappas, MD

UMDNJ New Jersey Medical School