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The SAAVS (South Asian Association for Vascular Surgery) announces our 2017 research abstract competition. (Read more here.)

Dues for 2017 should be paid in advance through the website or sending a check. Dues may also be collected at the meeting.


From the President

It's a privilege and honor to serve as the sixth president of the South Asian American Vascular Surgery (SAAVS). I am proud to say that prior leaders of this society contributed significantly in laying the foundations of our society. With contributions from our membership, we have a stable membership, are financially sound and well-positioned to expand.

SAAVS serves as a platform for vascular surgeons of Southeast Asian descent to come together and share our experiences and lay the foundation of a promising future. It is our mission to collaborate with our counterparts in South Asia in ways that are mutually beneficial.

I will provide quarterly updates on our progress and will reach out to many of you for assistance and advice as the year progresses.

Thank you again for allowing me to serve in this position.

Faisal Aziz


Purpose of Society

The Society was formed to provide a forum for scientific, clinical, cultural, charitable and social interaction among American physicians and healthcare providers of South Asian origin involved in the management of vascular disease.

Brief History

The South Asian community of Vascular Surgeons has been a significant part of the U.S Vascular Surgery specialty. Several surgeons with a shared heritage from South Asia started talking about forming a group in 2008. The conversation was broadened to solicit interest amongst South Asian surgeons from various backgrounds and age groups. An informal meeting was arranged at the Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) Annual meeting in 2009 where great interest was expressed in starting the society. Past and present officers of the SVS also conveyed support attended the meeting. After drafting bylaws and registering the South Asian American Vascular Society (SAAVS) as a 501 C (3) organization the Society was officially in business.

The first annual meeting of the SAAVS was held on 6-10-2010 in Boston where a slate of officers was elected, a program consisting of talks of a scientific and human interest were presented. The founding President (Krishna Jain, MD) and first President-elect (Bhagwan Satiani, MD) guided plans to refine the bylaws and develop a timeline for the executive committee to carry out the hard work necessary for a successful society.


There will be no discrimination based on race, gender, ethnicity, color, creed, or disability.

Download SAAVS Bylaws


The Founding Members of the SAAVS are:

  • Suresh Alankar MD
  • Sateesh Babu MD
  • Mohan Das MD
  • Kapil Gopal MD
  • Sachinder Hans MD
  • Shahid Haque MD
  • Ani Hingorani MD
  • Krishna Jain MD
  • Zafar Jamil MD
  • Karthikeshwar Kasirajan MD
  • Brajesh Lal MD
  • Rajesh Malik MD
  • Chittur Mohan MD
  • Ragu Motaganahalli MD
  • Manikyam Mutyalal MD
  • Deepak Nair MD
  • Lakshikumar Pillai MD
  • Hiranya Rajasinghe MD
  • Bhagwan Satiani MD


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