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We are excited to share the perspectives of Program Directors and Vascular Leaders through this podcast series for the benefit of future vascular surgeons. To follow our podcast series, follow the VSIG at VCU on Twitter @VAvascular

David RigberG, MD

Program Director

UCLA Vascular Surgery Residency

Listen to insights from the Program Director for Vascular Surgery at UCLA: Dr. David Rigberg. Learn how he got started, his journey, about the impact of mentors, his advice for medical students, and much more.

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Niten Singh, MD

We were awarded a unique opportunity to interview the University of Washington's Dr. Niten Singh. Come and listen to what he has to say about his experience as a surgeon in the United States Military during the Iraq War, his current life as a surgeon, his keys to success, and what the University of Washington has to offer its prospective residents.

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Gilbert Upchurch, MD

Current chairman of the University of Florida Department of Surgery, Dr. Upchurch provided this interview when he served as the chief of vascular and endovascular surgery in the department of surgery and the medical director of the Heart and Vascular Center at the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville, Virginia. He has an international reputation as an acclaimed clinician, researcher and educator in aortic and vascular disease.

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DeMartino, MD

Assistant Professor and Vascular Surgeon at the Mayo Clinic, Dr. Randall DeMartino is an avid researcher. He completed a Masters in Clinical and Health Services Research as well as his vascular residency at Dartmouth after earning his MD from the VCU School of Medicine.

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Larson, MD

Dr Larson is a Vascular Surgeon practicing at VCU Health in Richmond, Virginia. He shares his insights on the field of vascular surgery from many years in vascular practice and leading surgical safety initiatives in an academic center.

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Julie Freischlag, MD

Julie A. Freischlag, MD, is the chief executive officer of Wake Forest Baptist Health and dean of Wake Forest School of Medicine. She is the past president of the Society for Vascular Surgery and the Society for Vascular Surgery Foundation, and past president of the Association of VA Surgeons and the Society of Surgical Chairs. Freischlag was the editor of JAMA Surgery for ten years (2005-2014) and is a member of the editorial boards of the Annals of Vascular Surgery, Journal of the American College of Surgeons, and British Journal of Surgery.

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GrAyson Pitcher, MD

One of the co-founders of the VSIG at VCU returns to share his experiences and insights on vascular surgery after becoming a vascular resident at the Mayo Clinic.

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