Editors and Staff

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Alan Dardik MD, PhD, FACS, DFSVS, FAHA

Editor-in-Chief, JVS-VS

Dr. Alan Dardik is a surgeon-scientist who harnesses the power of molecular biology to achieve a modern understanding of vascular disease, and then use the basic science laboratory to ultimately benefit patients with vascular diseases.

Dr. Dardik trained at Yale, the University of Pennsylvania, and the Johns Hopkins Hospital before his appointment to the Yale faculty in 2001. Dr. Dardik focuses his clinical practice on teaching at the VA Connecticut, where he was formerly the Chief of Vascular Surgery. Dr. Dardik has won the C. Elton Cahow Award for Outstanding Faculty Teaching from Yale's Department of Surgery and the Faculty Teaching Award from St. Mary's Hospital. Dr. Dardik is also a Vice Chair of Yale's Department of Surgery where he is charged with Faculty Affairs, and he has served as Yale's Interim Division Chief of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery.

The Dardik laboratory studies the healing and function of blood vessels, fistulae and vessel patches that are used in patients having vascular surgery. The laboratory is trying to understand the fundamental molecular mechanisms by which vein graft adaptation and arteriovenous fistula maturation result in positive remodeling and successful adaptation to the arterial environment, yet often proceed, in the long-term, to neointimal hyperplasia and failure. The laboratory also studies novel methods to deliver stem cells to diabetic wounds. The laboratory has been continuously funded for over 20 years. Multiple trainees have come to the Dardik laboratory from around the world, including over 25 predoctoral MD, PhD and MD/PhD students and over 50 postdoctoral fellows, many of whom have entered academic surgical careers. Dr. Dardik has published over 350 peer-reviewed papers and given over 275 invited lectures.

Dr. Dardik currently serves as the Editor for the newly-launched journal JVS-Vascular Science; he has served as the President of the New England Society for Vascular Surgery, the Association of VA Surgeons, as well as the International Society for Vascular Surgery. Dr. Dardik has run several national and international meetings, including the Society for Vascular Surgery Vascular Research Initiatives Conference, and has served on numerous peer review committees including review for the NIH, the VA, the American Heart Association, and Vascular Cures. Dr. Dardik has edited several textbooks including "Vascular Surgery: A Global Perspective" and "Stem cell therapy for vascular diseases."

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Ron Dalman, MD, DFSVS

Executive Editor

Ronald L. Dalman, MD, DFSVS, is the Walter C. and Elsa R. Chidester Professor, Vice Chair of Surgery for Clinical Affairs and Associate Dean for Market Development at Stanford Medicine. His service to the Society for Vascular Surgery includes many roles, most recently as Past-President. As the inaugural Executive Editor for the Journal of Vascular Surgery publications suite, Dalman will work in concert with the respective individual journal editors-in-chief to advance vascular science and clinical practice through excellence in academic publishing.

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Dr. John A. Curci

Associate Editor

Dr. John A. Curci is an Associate Professor of Surgery in the Division of Vascular Surgery at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center and is Chief of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare System.
Dr. Curci's primary research interest is in the biology of the abdominal aortic aneurysm. Other research interests include the inflammation that promotes and is associated with atherosclerotic disease and the recovery of patients after lower extremity amputation. He is currently serving as the Chair of the Foundation Development Committee of the Society for Vascular Surgery.

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Ulf Hedin, MD

Associate Editor

Dr. Ulf Hedin is a surgeon scientist and professor at the Department of Vascular Surgery at the Karolinska University Hospital and Karolinska Institute.
He acted as chairman of the Department of Vascular Surgery at the Karolinska University Hospital between 2010 and 2016, he has had recognized positions of trust in the European Society of Vascular Surgery (ESVS) and the Vascular Access Society and nationally for the Swedish Board of Health and Welfare, the Swedish Heart-Lung Foundation, the Swedish Research Council, the Swedish Society for Vascular Surgery, and the Lundbeck Foundation.

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Gale Tang, MD

Associate Editor

Dr. Tang is a surgeon scientist at the VA Puget Sound and Associate Professor of the Division of Vascular Surgery at the University of Washington. She spent three years in the laboratory with Dr Louis Messina developing and working with hindlimb ischemia models in mice and rats during her general surgery training at UCSF, followed by vascular fellowship training at Northwestern University. Her current research interests are in arteriogenesis after hindlimb ischemia and vein graft neointimal hyperplasia, currently funded by a VA Merit Award.

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Philip Jackson

Senior Managing Editor

As Senior Managing Editor, Phil oversees editorial operations for the JVS family of journals. He also serves as Managing Editor for the Journal of Vascular Surgery.

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Tyler Cosgrove

Managing Editor — JVS-Vascular Science and Journal of Vascular Surgery Cases, Innovations and Techniques

As the Managing Editor of JVS-Vascular Science and Journal of Vascular Surgery Cases, Innovations and Techniques, Tyler is responsible for day-to-day activities from manuscript submission to publication. Tyler coordinates closely with Editors to set Journal policy and grow and promote the Journals to surgeons and surgeon scientists.

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Carlee Green

Managing Editor—JVS-Venous and Lymphatic Disorders

After graduating from Northwestern University in Evanston, IL with a Bachelor of Arts in English and Communication Studies, Carlee spent a year living and working in Dublin, Ireland. She joined the Society for Vascular Surgery Staff in Rosemont, IL in May 2018.

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Emily Sachs

Editorial Assistant

As the Editorial Assistant, Emily works closely with authors, editors, reviewers, and the rest of the JVS team to help manage the day-to-day activities from manuscript submission to publication across all four JVS journals. After graduating from DePaul University in Chicago, IL with a Master of Arts in Relational Communication, Emily worked with the SVS as a Project Specialist, assisting multiple departments. Emily joined the JVS team in July 2021.