Welcome to the homepage of the Association
of VA Surgeons.
The Association of VA Surgeons was established in
1967 to improve patient care, medical education and research in
surgery in the VA. Since then, our membership has grown to over
400 members and interest continues to increase.
The group meets annually and is hosted by different
VA Medical Centers. Our goals are
the interchange of ideas and issues that affect VA surgeons.
to provide a forum for discussion of issues of concern to the
of an organized representation
From the President...
It is a great privilege for me to serve as the President of the
Association of VA Surgeons. As VA surgeons we have the honor to
provide care for a most deserving patient population, namely those
who have served their country in the military. Our patients, and
their families have sacrificed mightily to help preserve our way
of life in America.
The Association of VA Surgeons represents an important forum where
surgeons caring for our veteran patients can present their important
basic science research, clinical research, and health services research.
It is important to have a place to present this work, because the
military and veteran experience is in fact unique and in many ways
our patients are different than the population at large. It is crucial
that we share our experience in caring for this unique and deserving
group of patients in order to be able to provide them with the absolute
best health care.
The principle role of the AVAS is to host an annual meeting where
this research is presented. This year the annual meeting will be
held April 21-23 in the Intercontinental Hotel in Milwaukee, WI.
The meeting is hosted by the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center
and the Medical College of Wisconsin. I hope you will send your
best work to this meeting and make plans to attend. I look forward
to seeing you in Milwaukee.
David H. Berger, M.D.
AVAS President, 2012 - 2013
JAMA Surgery is pleased to announce that it is now the official
publication for the Association of VA Surgeons.
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