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Leadership & Committees

AVF Board of Directors

AVF Board of Directors

LEADERSHIP

Executive Committee

Marston

President
William Marston, MD

Glenn Jacobowitz

President Elect
Glenn Jacobowitz, MD

Ruth Bush

Vice President
Ruth Bush, MD, JD

Joe Raffetto

Treasurer
Joe Raffetto, MD

Mark Iafrati

Secretary/Admin Council Chair
Mark Iafrati, MD

Gasparis Antonio

AVF Past President
Antonios Gasparis, MD

Board of Directors

Daniel Monahan

Education Councilor
Daniel Monahan, MD

Steve Elias, MD

Communications Councilor
Steve Elias, MD

Jose Almeida, MD

Director
Jose Almeida, MD

Kathleen Ozsvath, MD

Membership Councilor
Kathleen Ozsvath, MD

Lori Pounds

Director
Makis Avgerinos, MD

Faisal Aziz, MD

Research Councilor
Faisal Aziz, MD

Lori Pounds

Recorder
Lori Pounds

Lori Pounds

Director
Alessandra Puggioni, MD

Lori Pounds

Director
Jose Diaz, MD

Lori Pounds

Director
Jorge Ulloa, MD

Administration Team

John Forbes

John Forbes
Executive Director
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Jeff Mendola, CFRE

Jeff Mendola, CFRE
Director, Mission Advancement
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Amy Murrin

Amy Murrin
AVF Staff
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Allie Woodward

Allie Woodward
AVF Staff
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COMMITTEES

Annual Program Committee

Mikel Sadek, MD – Chair
Angela Kokkosis, MD – Chair-Elect
Makis Avgerinos, MD – Past Chair
Cassius Iyad Ochoa Chaar, MD
Steven Elias, MD
Faisal Aziz, MD
Julianne Stoughton, MD
Misaki Kiguchi, MD
Arjun Jayaraj, MD
Jennifer Ellis, MD
Christine Shokrzadeh, MD
Nasim Hedayati, MD
John Carson, MD
Daniel Monahan, MD
Kathleen Ozsvath, MD

Bylaws Committee

Mark Iafrati, MD – Chair
Ruth Bush, MD – Past Chair
Marc Passman, MD – Member
Mark Iafrati, MD – Councilor

Digital Media Committee

Eric Hager, MD – Chair
Andrea Obi, MD – Past Chair
Misaki Kiguchi, MD
Yang Yang, MD
Angela Kokkosis, MD
Leigh Ann O’Banion, MD
Catherine Go, MD
Matthew Smeds, MD
Andy Moyal, MD
Ahmad Alsheekh, MD
Antonio Solano, MD
Steve Elias, MD

Distinguished Fellows Committee

Anthony Comerota, MD – Chair
Peter Pappas, MD – Past Chair
Ruth Bush, MD
Cassius Chaar, MD
Nicos Labropoulos, PhD

Early Career Committee

Misaki Kiguchi, MD – Chair
John Carson, MD – Past Chair
Eric Hager, MD – Chair-Elect
Ahmad Alsheekh, MD
Robert Attaran, MD
Karem Harth, MD
Nasim Hedayati, MD
Pamela Kim, MD
Avi Bunnell, MD
Kathleen Ozsvath, MD
Daniel Monahan, MD

Ethics Committee

Elna Masuda, MD – Chair
Peter Henke, MD – Chair-Elect
Frank Padberg, MD – Past Chair
Harold Welch, MD
Mark Iafrati, MD

Finance Committee

Joe Raffetto, MD  Chair & Treasurer
William Marston, MD  President
Glenn Jacobowitz, MD  Past Treasurer
Ruth Bush, MD  Vice President
Mark Iafrati, MD  Secretary/Admin Council Chair
Antonios Gasparis, MD AVF Past President

Guidelines Committee

Rafael Malgor, MD – Chair
Chandu Vemuri, MD – Past Chair
Linda Le, MD
Kush Desai, MD
Leo Sullivan, MD
Eleftherios Xenos, MD
Nicolas Mouawad, MD
Alessandra Puggioni, MD
Brian Rubin, MD
Yana Etkin, MD
Faisal Aziz, MD

Health Policy Committee

Sheila Coogan, MD – Chair
Greg Snyder, MD – Chair-Elect
Mark Iafrati, MD – Past Chair
Lowell Kabnick, MD
Kathleen Ozsvath, MD
Hal Welch, MD
Dan Monahan, MD
Eleftherios Xenos, MD
Nicolas Mouawad, MD
Nasim Hedayati, MD
Alessandra Puggioni, MD
John Carson, MD
Mark Iafrati, MD

International Committee

Tomasz Urbanek, MD – Chair
Jorge Ulloa, MD – Past Chair
Sameh Dimitri, MD
Julian J Javier, MD
Sebastian Cifuentes, MD
Alvaro Esteban Orrego, MD
Markiyan Soloviy, MD
Sergio Gianesini, MD
Victor Canata, MD
Sarah Onida, MD
Rebeca Reachi, MD
Viswanath Atreyapurapu, MD
Kathleen Ozsvath, MD

Membership Committee

Mona Li, MD – Chair
Anil Hingorani, MD – Past Chair
Pamela Kim, MD
Victor Canata, MD
Windsor Ting, MD
Linda Le, MD
Pavel Kibrick, MD
Young Erben, MD
Anahita Dua, MD
Lorraine Loretz, MD
Kathleen Ozsvath, MD

Newsletter Committee

Steven Elias, MD – Editor / Chair
Edgar Guzman, MD – Chair-Elect
Andrea Obi, MD
Eric Hager, MD
Anil Hingorani, MD
Lina Vargas, MD
Nicolas Mouawad, MD
Colleen Moore, MD
Natalie Sridharan, MD
William Raible, MD

Nominating Committee

William Marston, MD – President
Glenn Jacobowitz, MD – President-Elect
Antonios Gasparis, MD – Past President

Patient Education Committee

Beverley Chan, MD – Chair
Emily Malgor, MD – Chair-Elect
Alessandra Puggioni, MD – Past Chair
John Blebea, MD
Sandra Dickerson, MD
Albeir Mousa, MD
Roxana Katsini, MD
Mona Li, MD
Mark Rheudasil, MD
Louis Balkany, MD
Daniel Monahan, MD

Research Committee

Andrea Obi, MD – Chair
Windsor Ting, MD – Past Chair
Ulka Sachdev, MD
Peter Henke, MD
Andre Van Rij, MD
Limael Rodriguez, MD
Eri Fukaya, MD
Cassius Chaar, MD
Rafael Malgor, MD
Danielle Sutzko, MD
Erin Murphy, MD
Young Erben, MD
Faisal Aziz, MD

Strategic Planning Committee

Hal Welch, MD – Chair
William Marston, MD – President
Glenn Jacobowitz, MD – President Elect
Joe Raffetto, MD – Treasurer
Ruth Bush, MD – Vice President
Mark Iafrati, MD – Secretary/Admin Council Chair
Antonios Gasparis, MD – AVF Past President

West Coast Vein Forum Committee

Daniel Monahan, MD – Chair
Rick Pittman, MD
Stephani Dentoni, MD
Anne Luhan, MD
Bob Merchant, MD
Joel Crawford, MD
Tom McCrorey, MD
Dejah Judelson, MD

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