About Us

The VIVA Foundation is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to advancing the field of vascular medicine and intervention through education, research, advocacy, and collaboration.

In addition to hosting VIVA (Vascular InterVentional Advances) and The VEINS (Venous Endovascular INterventional Strategies), two annual multidisciplinary vascular education conferences for physicians and healthcare professionals, the VIVA Foundation also presents the Vascular Leaders Forum and collaborates with other industry-leading groups to move the field forward.

AHA-VIVA Research Awards

The VIVA Foundation is proud to offer special funding to support early-career scientists interested in embarking on careers in vascular science, in partnership with the American Heart Association.

Interested parties should visit the AHA Research Partnerships page to learn more, and submit an application for the AHA Postdoctoral Fellowship or Career Development Award. For questions please email apply@heart.org.

Mission

The VIVA Foundation is committed to:
  • Providing premier education in the fields of vascular medicine and intervention.
  • Improving patient care within the peripheral vascular arena.
  • Advancing the field of vascular medicine with a spirit of collegiality.
  • Promoting research that encourages collaboration and delivers data to improve patient care.
  • Maintaining the highest scientific integrity.

Board of Directors

    Founders

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      GARY M. ANSEL, MD

      Interventional Cardiology

      University of Toledo

      Columbus, Ohio

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      MICHAEL D. DAKE, MD

      Interventional Radiology

      The University of Arizona

      Tucson, Arizona

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      TONY S. DAS, MD

      Interventional Cardiology

      Connected Cardiovascular Care Associates

      Dallas, Texas

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      MICHAEL R. JAFF, DO

      Vascular Medicine

      Harvard Medical School

      Maple Grove, Minnesota

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      JAMES JOYE, DO

      Interventional Cardiology

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      JOHN R. LAIRD JR, MD

      Interventional Cardiology

      Adventist Health St. Helena

      St. Helena, California

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      KRISHNA ROCHA-SINGH, MD

      Interventional Cardiology

      Prairie Heart Institute at St. John's Hospital

      Springfield,, Illinois

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      KENNETH ROSENFIELD, MD

      Interventional Cardiology

      Massachusetts General Hospital

      Boston, Massachusetts

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      TIM SULLIVAN, MD

      Vascular Surgery

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