Earlier this month, Dr. Elna Masuda was invited to be the keynote speaker at Yale Vascular and Endovascular Surgery. Dr. Masuda, past President of the American Venous Forum and current President of the AVF Foundation, provided an “enthralling venous keynote talk” on the appropriateness of venous procedures. She also discussed ongoing initiatives by the American Venous Forum to prevent overuse in support of their mission to provide the highest quality of care to venous and lymphatic patients.
Spring Fellows, Resident, and Early Career Course was a huge success! The key to the success of the course is having the right mix of faculty. This spring there was a great group: Makis Avgerinos (Pittsburgh), John Carson (Maine), Shelia Coogan (San Antonio), Nick Sikalas (Stony Brook) and Kathleen Ozsvath (Albany) and Steve Elias as the course Director (Englewood). Thanks to all the faculty!
Did you miss it? Register for the Fall Course in Sacramento, CA, December 6-7th now!
Thank you to all our Council and Committee Chairs at the AVF for their leadership, commitment and dedication to the mission of the AVF.
ADMINISTRATIVE COUNCIL – William Marston, MD
Annual Program Committee – Patrick Muck, MD
Health Policy Committee – Daniel Monahan, MD
Membership Committee – Cassius Chaar, MD
Newsletter Committee – Steven Elias, MD
Distinguished Fellows Committee – Peter Gloviczki, MD
Early Career Venous Committee – Kathleen Ozsvath, MD
EDUCATION COUNCIL – Ruth Bush, MD
EDUCATION COUNCIL – Ellen Dillavou, MD
Ethics Committee – Joann Lohr, MD
Fellows Course Committee – Nasim Hedayati, MD
Finance Committee – Glenn Jacobowitz, MD, FACS, RVT
Patient Education Committee – John Blebea, MD
Website and Social Media Committee – Anil Hingorani, MD
West Coast Vein Forum Committee – Daniel Monahan, MD
West Coast Vein Forum Committee – Ellen Dillavou, MD
International Committee – Jorge Ulloa, MD
RESEARCH COUNCIL – Jose Diaz, MD
RESEARCH COUNCIL – Faisal Aziz, MD
Registry Committee – Jose Almeida, MD
Research Committee – Mikel Sadek, MD
Research Committee – Faisal Aziz, MD
Guidelines Committee – Cynthia Shortel, MD
Guidelines Committee – Faisal Aziz, MD
Have questions or thoughts for the council or committee chairs?
Dr. Elna Masuda
Chief of Department of Vascular Surgery
Straub Medical Center, Honolulu, HI
Thank you Dr. Elna Masuda for your term as President of the AVF and welcome to Dr. Masuda to your Presidency of the American Venous Forum Foundation (AVFF). Dr. Masuda, located in the beautiful islands of Hawaii, has a passion for the treatment of both arterial and venous disease. She has provided care at Straub for more than 20 years, during which time she helped to facilitate the development of a vascular department that provides care in both arterial and venous diagnosis and intervention while focused on minimally invasive procedures to amerliorate these medical problems.
AVF and the chief editor Dr. Steve Elias are proud to announce the launch of Vein Specialist, a monthly newsletter to share the latest news, technology, clinical studies, and society news.
Dr. Steve Elias
Chief Editor Vein Specialist, AVF
Director of the Center for Vein Disease
at Englewood Hospital, Englewood, NJ
Dr. Mark Iafrati is a vascular surgeon in Boston, Massachusetts and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including MelroseWakefield Hospital and Tufts Medical Center. He received his medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine and has been in practice for more than 20 years.
Chief, Vascular Surgery; Director, Vascular Center; Director, Center for Vascular, Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine; Vascular Surgeon; Associate Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Clinical Focus Areas: Complex vascular surgery, vascular biology, endovascular surgery, venous surgery, complex wound care