2021 Scholarship Program

VIVA's physicians-in-training program is growing, with a 30% attendee increase in 2019. After last year's virtual conference, we hope you will join us in-person in 2021 for a series of sessions designed to enhance your skill set as a vascular specialist and personal growth as an early-career professional.

All program attendees will participate in the Face-Off competition, which offers the opportunity to present an interesting case or original research in a 7-minute session, followed by 3 minutes of Q&A from members of the VIVA faculty. Presentations are judged on clarity, depth, originality, and interest to field. Winners will present their case during the final general session of the VIVA conference.

A limited number of scholarships to attend VIVA and The VEINS are available for qualifying fellows and residents. Scholarships include registration costs, roundtrip economy airfare, and up to 5 nights’ hotel room/tax (for arrival on either Saturday, October 2, for The VEINS or Sunday, October 3, for VIVA; departures should be after 6:00pm on October 7).

To apply for a 2021 scholarship:

Who Can Apply?

  • U.S. physicians in training who can attend the entirety of the course (The VEINS: October 3-4, VIVA: October 4-7)
  • Current 1st- or 2nd-year fellows in interventional radiology, cardiology, interventional cardiology, vascular medicine, or vascular surgery
  • Residents in PG 1-5 vascular surgery or PG 1-5 interventional radiology

Please note, diagnostic radiology and general surgery fellowships are ineligible for this program.


  • Fellows & residents must register by July 19 to be eligible for Face-Off
  • Scholarship applications and presentations are due by August 2
  • Scholarships will be awarded on August 12

For more information about the Physicians in Training program or to be added to our mailing list, email Christopher Ebbe at cebbe@vivaphysicians.org.

VIVA is especially thankful for our 2019 scholarship supporters:

BD (formerly Bard Peripheral Vascular)

Boston Scientific

Cardiovascular Systems, Inc.

Cook Medical

HCA Healthcare



Philips IGT

The attendees of the fellows and residents scholarship program will have the exclusive opportunity to visit each commercial supporter of the program during an intimate reception. During the reception, physicians in training will rotate through each booth to learn about each company and develop relationships with supporters as advocates of PVD diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment.

VIVA19 is pleased to honor our 3 Face-Off Winners:

Winner: Deanna Yamamura, DO

Dr Yamamura is currently a general cardiology fellow at Corpus Christi Medical Center (Corpus Christi, TX), interested in pursuing additional training in interventional cardiology. She is a graduate of A.T. Still Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine (MO).

Runner up: Ankeet Bhatt, MD

Dr Bhatt is a clinical fellow in cardiology at the Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, whose training began with combined MD/MBA program at the University of Connecticutand was followed by a general internal medicine residency at the Duke University Hospital in Durham, North Carolina. Dr Bhatt is interested in a career in clinical research and clinical trials across the spectrum of cardiovascular care, including heart failure and interventional cardiology. Dr Bhatt would like to thank many of the mentors at Duke University, the Brigham and Women's Hospital and the Massachusetts General Hospital for their continued guidance and support of my career.

Third place: Eudoro Jorge Orozco, MD

Born and raised in San Diego, California, Dr Orozco currently practices in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. After attending medical school at the Autonomous University of Guadalajara, he completed general surgery. Currently in his second year as a vascular surgeon resident at the University of Guadalajara, he also works in the private sector as part of the surgical team for Vascular Health at San Javier Hospital and part of Vascularis in Puerto Vallarta. Dr Orozco is currently placed at Emory University completing a residency there. In his spare time, he enjoys mountain climbing and hiking.


Winner: Luai Tabaza, MD

Runner up: Andrew Niekamp, MD