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ACS/SVS Foundation/NIH Research Career Development Award

The American College of Surgeons has announced a program that will provide supplemental funding to individuals who receive a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Development Award (K08) or a Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award (K23).

This award is directed at surgeon-scientists working in the early stages of their research careers. The award requires co-sponsorship with the Society for Vascular Surgery Foundation (SVS Foundation) of a three, four-or five-year period of supervised research experience that may integrate didactic studies with laboratory or clinically based research.

This award program will help to facilitate the career development of individuals pursuing careers in surgical research by enhancing salary support over and above that offered by the K08/K23 mechanism. Awardees must be members in good standing of both the College and the Society for Vascular Surgery.

Applicants must submit a copy of the completed NIH application to the SVS grant administrator who will provide the application to the College. Applicants must advise the SVS Foundation grant administrator of the NIH’s decision regarding their application.


For further details, please contact the SVS Foundation grant administrator at

Current Awardees

Ulka Sachdev, MD, FACS, 2012–2017

Katherine A. Gallagher, MD, FACS, 2013–2018

Luke Brewster, MD, FACS, 2014–2019

Karen J. Ho, MD, 2016–2020

Karen Woo, MD, FACS, 2017–2021

Bao-Ngoc Nguyen, MD, FACS, 2018–2022