Becoming a Vascular Medicine Expert – Why, How, and What Is Stopping Us?

The ACC PVD Section has partnered with the Society for Vascular Medicine to host a monthly webinar series focusing on vascular hot topics. Join us as we discuss vascular medicine training.

Vascular medicine specialists are well-poised to help ease the growing burden of vascular disease and navigate the complexities of its management. A specific focus on vascular issues avails such providers a unique perspective in providing care and facilitates collaborative care. There are several potential mechanisms available to obtain the essential training in vascular medicine. However, there are obstacles to having more widespread availability of dedicated training programs - critical are those related to funding issues. Further coordinated efforts need to be made to overcome the barriers restricting expansion of training programs in vascular medicine. Fortunately, even at this time, there are credentialing mechanisms to demonstrate expertise in the discipline of vascular medicine.

After attending this webinar, the learner will be able to:

  • Appreciate the unique role of the vascular medicine provider in caring for those with vascular disease
  • Understand the pathways for training and credentialing in vascular medicine
  • Appreciate the limited opportunities for dedicated vascular medicine training and obstacles to expanding its availability

Teresa Carman, MD
Brett J. Carroll, MD
Robert T. Eberhardt, MD
Eri Fukaya, MD
Gregory Piazza, MD, MS
R. Kevin Rogers, MD, MSc, RPVI
Maya Jean Salameh, MD
Maya Serhal, MD
Aditya M. Sharma, MD
John A. Waites, MD

Clinical Topics: Vascular Medicine