Physician’s diversity and inclusion initiative leave behind positive legacy

Dr. Arun Chervu of Vascular Surgical Associates recently concluded his year-long presidency of the Georgia Vascular Society (GVS), an organization of approximately 100 vascular surgeons that works to advance vascular care through research, education, and collaboration.

“Serving as GVS president for the past year has been an amazing experience,” Dr. Chervu says. “Not only have we done a good job encouraging other professionals to join, but we put an emphasis on diversity and inclusion. There are more women and minorities involved, and that’s great to see.”

The culmination of Dr. Chervu’s GVS presidency will occur September 15-17 at the 11th Annual GVS Meeting at the Ritz Carlton Reynolds located on Lake Oconee in Greensboro, Georgia. As president, it is his responsibility to book guest speakers. Among them is Dr. Julie Freischlag, CEO of Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and Dean of Wake Forest School of Medicine, both in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Additionally, the event allows members to discuss various successes and challenges in the field of vascular surgery. The latter includes everything from financial pressures to hiring shortages. Industry-related booths, student presentations, social events, and more take place across the weekend.

“It’s been an honor serving as president of GVS,” Dr. Chervu. “I hope in a small way I’ve been able to help set the stage for tomorrow’s vascular surgeons to further the field in new and exciting ways.” 

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Dr. Aurun Chervu is a partner at Vascular Surgical Associates, PC in Marietta, Georgia. Dr. Chervu received his undergraduate degree in Chemical at Princeton University, graduating Magna Cum Laude and received his Doctor of Medicine from Cornell University Medical College. He completed his surgical residency and fellowship at UCLA School of Medicine. Dr. Chervu’s hospital appointments include Wellstar Kennestone Hospital and Wellstar Cobb Hospital. He is actively involved in clinical research and is Director of Clinical Trials for Vascular Surgical Associates.

Vascular Surgical Associates highly skilled team includes 13 board certified vascular surgeons, all with years of experience diagnosing and treating vascular disorders. The entire team of healthcare professionals at Vascular Surgical Associates is dedicated to providing quality vascular care to our patients. Vascular Surgical Associates boasts an accredited non-invasive vascular lab at all nine locations, two angio suites, five vein clinics, and a very large wound department. Skilled registered vascular technologists specialize in vascular ultrasounds. This is a non-invasive way to image your arteries and veins in our office Go to for daily updates. 

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