Vascular Surgery Interest Group Committee

Our VSIG Committee Members mission and scope of work.

VSIG Scholarships

Medical Students, Trainees, and General Surgery Residents sponsored by a Western Vascular Society Member can be funded to attend the annual meeting by joining the Vascular Surgery Interest Group.

2024 applications are now closed. Congratulations to all awardees!

VSIG Committee Members

Gregory Magee, MD

Gregory Magee, MD, Chair

Kay Goshima, MD

Kay Goshima, MD

Nikhil Kansal, MD


The Mission of the Vascular Surgery Interest Group Committee is to help promote the specialty of vascular surgery among medical students across the United States and to stimulate interest in training within the existing programs encompassed by the Western Vascular Society.

The Chair of the committee shall be appointed by the President of the Society for a three-year term.

Scope of Work

  • Oversee medical student applications and grants for attending the annual WVS meeting
  • Find creative ways to virtually engage medical students and encourage collaboration among vascular surgery training programs for this purpose
  • Create social events and formalized educational programs at the annual WVS meeting specifically for the reason of engaging medical students and connecting them with Vascular Surgery Integrated Residency program directors and their respective faculty
  • Engage medical students attending the annual WVS meeting in research projects

Medical Student Outreach Videos

2022 VSIG Webinar “Virtual Interview Tips” with Dr. Michael Amendola

2022 VSIG Webinar “Vascular Surgery Why I do it and YOU Should Too?” with Drs. Elsie Ross and Sara Zettervall

2021 VSIG Panel Discussion at Jackson Hole

Dr. Misty Humphries, 2021 VSIG Chair