©2019 VASCULAR COAST 2 COAST. Photography by Gi-Ann Acosta.

Current Leadership - Class of 2023

Michael Andrews


Vascular Surgery Interest Group at VCU

Brian Pok

Vice President

Vascular Surgery Interest Group at VCU

Bharath Peddibhotla


Vascular Surgery Interest Group at VCU

Mallory White


Vascular Surgery Interest Group at VCU


2018-2019 Leadership

President: James Dittman

Vice president: Kimberly McFarland

Treasurer: Rahul Ramraj

Secretary: Andrew Schwieder

2017-2018 Leadership

President: Jong Kun Park

Vice president: Sravya Chilukuri

Treasurer: Sanam Solanki

Secretary: David Salomonsky

2016-2017 Leadership Board

Yasaman Ataeijannati

Debolina Banerjee

Meg Reeves

Matt Wishnoff

Gi-Ann Acosta / Founder / 2015-2016 President

Ms. Acosta founded the VSIG at VCU after graduating from the University of Maryland, College Park with a Bachelor's of Science in Physiology and Neurobiology. She has worked at various vascular access centers as a medical assistant and scrub technician. Gi-Ann will graduate from the VCU School of Medicine in May 2020 after pursuing research interests to begin her Integrated Vascular residency.

Kaila Redifer MD / Co-Founder / 2015-2016 Co-President

Ms. Redifer graduated from Virginia Tech in 2013 with a Bachelor's of Science in Biochemistry.  While pursuing her undergraduate degree, she worked at a vascular and general surgery practice as a medical assistant.  She obtained her MD in 2017 from the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine (VCU-SOM).

Daniel Newton MD / Co-Founder

VCU Medicine 2012, VCU General Surgery Residency 2017.

Dan is currently a vascular fellow at the University of Pennsylvania and plans to return to the VCU Division of Vascular Surgery in 2019.

Grayson Pitcher MD / Co-Founder

VCU Medicine 2015.

Grayson is currently enrolled in vascular residency at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnisota.