Western Vascular Society Active Membership Guidelines


Please review all of our guidelines before submitting your application.

  1. Candidates for membership shall be certified by the American Board of Surgery added Certification in Vascular Surgery or the Royal Canadian College of Surgeons Certificate of Special Competence in Vascular Surgery.
  2. Members shall be drawn from the Western states, provinces and the Pacific Rim. This will be defined as follows: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, Alberta, British Columbia and the Pacific Rim. Exception to this rule is in the case of any active duty military personnel, who are welcome to membership regardless of their geographic location.
  3. Prospective members should have completed a minimum of one (1) year of practice, after vascular surgery training, before applying for membership.
  4. The prospective member should meet one or more of the following three (3) criteria in order to be considered for membership:
    • Excellence in Clinical Care: This can be reflected by letters from colleagues and collaborators, regional reputation, years in practice, peer-recognition awards (Chief of Staff, senior surgeon in group, HMO recognition award), service on peer-review organizations, case lists and outcomes, community involvement or participation in clinical trials.
    • Contributions to Vascular Science: This can be reflected by peer-review publications, non-profit or federal grant support, invited lectures, professorships, faculty appointments, invited publications, participation in clinical trials, device development, active participation in local/regional vascular societies or serving on hospital committees.
    • Contributions to Vascular Education: This can be reflected by teaching responsibilities at a vascular or general surgery training program, hospital grand rounds, seminars, proctorship of new vascular procedures or other lectureships.

Membership Dues

Thank you for your support and participation in the Western Vascular Society.

As a reminder, the society annual membership dues are as follows:

Active Member: $175

Senior Member (65 yrs+): $175

Retired Member: no dues payment required

Associate/Adjunct/Honorary Members: no dues payment required

Renewal notices have been emailed to all members and dues can now be paid online:

If you have retired from practice, moved from the area, or have questions about the amount on your membership status, please do not hesitate to contact us: