Michael F. Amendola, MD // Advisor
Dr. Amendola is a Vascular Surgeon at Virginia Commonwealth University Health System in Richmond, Virginia. He holds the academic rank of Associate Professor of Surgery and services as the faculty mentor and sponsor for the VCU Vascular Surgery Interest Group (VSIG). He is also a Vascular Surgeon and Chief of the Operating Room at the Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center in Richmond, Virginia. His interest focus on vascular surgical education, dialysis access, and wound care. He is currently completing his Master of Education in the Health Professions (MEHP) from John Hopkins University.
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Gi-Ann Acosta, BS // President
Ms. Acosta graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2013 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Physiology and Neurobiology. She has worked full time at various vascular access centers as a medical assistant and scrub technician. She is currently enrolled at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine (VCU-SOM) with expected degree date of May 2019. She is the founder and current president of VCU-SOM’s first Vascular Surgery Interest Group (VSIG). Her research interests include: vascular quality measures, vascular surgery education, and community initiatives in the prevention, early detection and treatment of vascular diseases. She plans on starting her Vascular Integrated residency immediately after graduation.
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Grayson Pitcher, MD