Welcome to the Florida Vascular Society

The Florida Vascular Society was established in 1988 to promote the science and art of the diagnosis and management of Vascular Disease and encourage research and education in the field. The FVS Annual Scientific Sessions are designed to provide of comprehensive education to update participants on current research, techniques, and therapies pertaining to vascular disorders.



Latest Member Newsletter

The FVS is excited to announce its new newsletter. Be sure to read the latest edition.

Read Fall 2023 Newsletter

Elected Officers for 2023–2024

President: Murray L. Shames, MD, FACS (2023-2024)
President Elect: Libby Watch, MD, FACS (2023-2024)
Treasurer: Shonak Patel, MD, FACS (2023-2024)
Secretary: S. Scott Tapper, MD, FACS (2022-2024)
Immediate Past President: Santiago H. Chahwan, MD, FACS (2023-2024)
Councilor (North): Sara Clark, MD (2022-2025)
Councilor (South): Arash Bornak, MD, FACS (2022-2025)
Councilor (Southwest): Inky Parrack, MD, FACS (2021-2024)
Councilor (Central): Jon Wesley, MD, FACS (2021-2024)


2023 Scientific Session Award Winners

The 2023 Florida Vascular Society Scientific Sessions featured 30 outstanding original contributions. Congratulations to the award winners:

Jose “Pepe” Alvarez, Jr., MD Resident Award: Awarded for the best overall abstract and oral presentation for clinical or experimental work performed by residents of fellows in training:

  • Carlos Huerta, MD, Miami, FL

Dr. JJ Karmacharya Award: Awarded for the best abstract and oral presentation in aortic aneurysmal disease reconstruction and treatments:

  • Christine Jokisch, MD, Tampa, FL

Mark L. Friedell, MD Award: Awarded for the Best Medical Student Abstract and Oral Presentation:

  • Miguel Rojas, Medical Student, Miami, FL