Peripheral Vascular Disease

The ACC’s Peripheral Vascular Disease Member Section and Leadership Council is the home for peripheral vascular disease specialists within the ACC, advocating for and advancing the priorities of the community.


The Peripheral Vascular Disease Member Section and Leadership Council works in tandem with College leadership to recommend and provide insight into programs and initiatives relevant to peripheral vascular disease professionals. Explore these pages to find out how we do it and who we are.

Become a Member — Join Now.

Serve as a voice for the peripheral vascular disease community and become a part of the Section today. To join, call ACC Member Care at (800) 253-4636, ext. 5603 or check the box on your dues statement each Fall.

Member Benefits

The Peripheral Vascular Disease Member Section provides its participants with opportunities to make a difference in peripheral vascular disease and:

  • Network with colleagues
  • Develop leadership skills
  • Advance your career
  • Strengthen your skills
  • Expand upon your interests within the specialty

Message From the Chair

Welcome to the ACC Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD) Member Section! The PVD Section is your home for the latest news and developments in the diagnosis, management, and prevention of vascular disease, including arterial, venous, and lymphatic disorders. Read more >>>

From clinical care of the vascular disease patient to basic, translational, or clinical research, the PVD Section provides you with access to the tools to advance your career. The PVD Section is the place where Fellows-in-Training, early career professionals, cardiovascular team members, Associates, and Fellows of the ACC from around the world gather to network, share clinical approaches to vascular disease, collaborate on research, find mentors, advocate for our vascular patients, and develop the skills necessary to advance your career.

Currently, the Section is involved in several initiatives, including supporting the efforts of the NCDR PVI Registry, develop content for the Vascular Medicine Clinical Topic Collection, disseminating the 2016 ACCF/AHA Lower Extremity Peripheral Artery Disease Guidelines, and developing programs to satisfy the advocacy, quality and educational needs of the PVD professional. Through collaboration with other relevant ACC Member Sections, other professional societies and other vascular stakeholders, the PVD Member Section serves as a coordinating center for the vascular disease community.

We welcome you to become an active member of the PVD Section. You can get involved by: proposing ideas for position statements and manuscripts, providing online, representing the Section on any number of committees, suggesting educational sessions and programs to address areas of need, and volunteering to mentor Fellows-in-Training and early career professionals. If you are interested in becoming more involved in the PVD Section, please contact Abby Cestoni at The stronger our member participation, the greater our voice!

Please, also check out the CardioSmart Peripheral Vascular Disease Center at: We are grateful to the many members who contributed their time and expertise in developing this content.

Most importantly, we want to thank you for becoming a part of our growing community. Together, we can advance the field and improve the lives of our patients suffering from vascular diseases.


Gregory Piazza, MD, MS, FACC
Chair, PVD Section Leadership Council

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Section News

In Memoriam: William R. Hiatt, MD

December 11, 2020

Gregory Piazza, MD, MS, FACC, and Marc P. Bonaca, MD, MPH, FACC, write on behalf of the ACC and the Peripheral Vascular Disease Section, “we are deeply saddened to announce the passing of our dear colleague, William R. Hiatt, MD. His death represents a profound loss of one of the pillars of the field of clinical vascular medicine and cardiovascular research, as well as a dedicated mentor to so many … We can honor his legacy by living by the code he lived by, the Code of the West.” 

Cardiology Magazine, September 2020; The Power of Community

Supervised Exercise Therapy For Patients With PAD

September 24, 2020

Cardiology Magazine Highlights

Lower extremity peripheral artery disease (PAD) is the third leading cause of atherosclerotic vascular morbidity after coronary heart disease and stroke. In this recent Cardiology article, Sanjay Divakaran, MD, and Marc P. Bonaca, MD, MPH, FACC, explain how supervised exercise therapy is a data-supported and guideline-recommend treatment for patients with intermittent claudication from PAD.

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