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VESS Position Statements  
  • Member Spotlight

Sammy Siada, DO, RPVI

  • VESS Member Since

    2018

  • Undergrad Education

    University of Texas at Arlington

  • Medical School

    University of North Texas Health Science Center/Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine

  • Surgical Training: (General Residency/Vascular Residency/Vascular Fellowship)
    • General Surgery Residency at UCSF Fresno
    • Vascular Surgery Fellowship at University of Colorado
  • Current Practice

    Assistant Clinical Professor at UCSF Fresno

  • Professional Interests

    Aortic disease, cerebrovascular disease, limb salvage, vascular trauma, clinical research

  • Personal Interests

    Reading, travel, hiking, music, food

  • Why did you become a vascular surgeon?

    Life as a vascular surgeon constantly provides intellectual and technical challenges that when overcome, can save a life or limb. The field is comprehensive and broad with pathologies that are found from the neck to the toes. These pathologies can be treated electively or emergently with a wide array of tools including both open and endovascular techniques as well as best medical therapy. This makes life as a vascular surgeon exciting, stimulating, challenging, rewarding, and sometimes unpredictable. One of the most rewarding aspects are the lifelong relationships that are formed with patients that come from a wide variety of backgrounds.

  • Why did you join the VESS?

    VESS is an outstanding organization that I joined because of the collaborative and inclusive culture that is geared towards trainees and early career vascular surgeons. It provides avenues for mentorship, collaboration, and research at annual meetings that take place at world-class ski resorts or at the spring meeting at VAM.  I encourage anyone with an interest in vascular surgery, whether medical student or resident, as well as vascular trainees and early career faculty to join VESS.

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