38th Western Vascular Society
Annual Meeting

September 9-12, 2023
The Grand Hyatt Resort Kauai


  • WVS Active Member
  • Non-Member Physician
  • Non-MD Allied Health Professional
  • Resident or Fellow
  • Medical Student


Grand Hyatt Kauai
1571 Poipu Road
Koloa, Hawaii 96756
Phone: 808-742-1234
Email: res@hyatt.com


The Western Vascular Society Business Meeting is on Monday at 12pm Hawaii Time and open to all members. Please check your email for agenda and zoom link.

Robert Hye Memorial Resident Presentations

To honor the contribution of member Dr. Robert Hye, each year Western Vascular Society Program Chair elects judges to evaluate the best full presentation by a medical student or resident. There are three cash prizes $500, $250, and $100 and official commemorative certificates awarded at the final session of the meeting. In addition there is a certificate and $100 award for the best Rapid Fire Presentation. Hye award eligible presentations are designated on the scientific program.

First Place: $500

Revisions to Promote Maturation and Short-Term Death After Arteriovenous Fistula Creation

Karissa M. Wang
University of California, Los Angeles

Second Place: $250

Improved Cognition and Preserved Hippocampal Fractional Anisotropy in Subjects Undergoing Carotid Endarterectomy

Caronae Howell
University of Arizona

Third Place: $100

Surveillance and Risk Factors for Early Restenosis Following Transcarotid Artery Revascularization

Pedro Furtado Neves
University of Colorado

Rapid Fire Competition Winner

Geriatric Syndromes are Associated with Increased Incidence of Postoperative Delirium and Worse Survival Following Open Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair

Richard Gutierrez
University of California, San Francisco

Founders Award Winner

Best Presentation by a Member in the First Three Years of Membership

Traumatic Aortic Disruption Index (TADI) Predicts Mortality and Urgency of Stent Grafting in Blunt Thoracic Aortic Pseudoaneurysms

Sundeep Guliani, MD
University of New Mexico

Remember the key take away from Dr. Wei Zhou’s Presidential Address, which is “looking forward to a kinder more tolerant and brighter future.”

Thank you again for contributing to a phenomenal meeting!