The Vascular Society of New Jersey

is the state's preeminent professional association for vascular surgeons.

The objectives of the VSNJ are:


  • to establish standards of proficiency in the recognition and care of vascular disease;

  • to promote adherence by the membership to these standards;

  • to enhance and disseminate education in vascular disease at the resident, post graduate and lay levels; and

  • to encourage research in the etiology and modalities of treatment of vascular disease.


The active membership consists of Board certified surgeons in the area who are currently practicing vascular surgery. Qualification for admission to the Society is dependent upon training, demonstrated skills, and adherence to ethical and moral standards as exemplified by members of the national vascular societies—International Cardiovascular Society (ICVS) and/or Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS). There are five categories of membership: Active, Senior, Honorary, Candidate and Associate.


VSNJ is front and center on significant legislative and regulatory issues, including licensure of vascular techs, licensure of ambulatory surgery centers, PIP and out of network reimbursement, and health insurance policy. VSNJ has the benefit of strong management and lobbying by the Advocacy and Management Group, led by Rachel Holland. It provides timely quarterly information to all members through the VSNJ Quarterly Report, and the VSNJ website.


VSNJ also provides outstanding education, with nationally-recognized speakers at the Annual Spring meeting (traditionally in March), and the Fall membership meeting (October/November).


For information on how you can participate in VSNJ, click here for membership. Or click here to participate in the meeting. Exhibitors click here for information on sponsorship opportunities.


Contact Rachel at VSNJ by calling (609) 392-7553, or email

Dear Colleagues,


It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Herbert Dardik, MD, one of the pioneers of vascular surgery and a past president of the Vascular Society of New Jersey from 1984 to 1985. 


Dr. Dardik, Chief Emeritus of Vascular Surgery at Englewood Medical Center, was a passionate educator, researcher, inventor and mentor to many current and future vascular surgeons. He was the driving force behind the Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery, reorganizing the society and elevating it to a national level.  He also was the recipient of many prestigious awards and honors, including the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society for Vascular Surgery in 2017 and in 2019 he was inducted into the American College of Surgeons Academy of Master Surgeon Educators.

Despite being a clinical and academic luminary in vascular surgery, Dr. Dardik will mostly be remembered for his engaging demeanor, warm spirit and the many personal relationships he developed over many years in practice. His presence and his knowledge will be sorely missed at our meetings. He was a kind, supportive, and patient mentor who held a lifelong passion for fostering the growth of not only the medical field, but of the lives of generations of colleagues, students, patients, and the community. His presence immeasurably enriched the lives of those who had the privilege of knowing him and working with him. Our deepest condolences to his wife, Janet; his children, Alan, Michael, and Sharon, and his entire family.


Michael Ombrellino MD,

Past President of Vascular Society of New Jersey 

Bruce Brener MD, 

Past President of the Vascular Society of New Jersey

Combiz Rezayat MD,

President of the Vascular Society of New Jersey

Message From The President



Combiz Rezayat

President, VSNJ





Dear Friends and Fellow Society Members,


I am honored and humbled to have been elected as the 40th President of the Vascular Society of New Jersey. I would like to thank the members of the Board and past presidents for their ongoing help and guidance in advancing the mission of our Society.  We strive to provide the finest relevant educational conferences, political awareness and advocacy for our Society and a platform to build camaraderie among our membership.  

I would like to remind everyone that the fall meeting will be held on October 10, 2019 at the Hyatt Hotel, New Brunswick.  Please feel free to reach out to me or the leadership committee if you have any concerns or thoughts about how we can enhance the value of the Society.  Your input is crucial to improving our effectiveness as Society and to provide the most meaningful experience for our members.  I look forward to working with you over the next two years.


Best Regards,

                                                                      Combiz Rezayat, MD, FACS

The Vascular Society of NJ abhors the lack of respect for the lives of all members of society no matter what their race, creed or orientation as we work every day to treat all of our patients with equality and dignity.  We stand with the black community to demand an end to racism and racial injustice.  We condemn the medical injustices faced by people of color and stand to gain an understanding of how we can help bridge that gap in order for all who need help have the opportunity to receive it.  We firmly believe there is no place in our world for racism, intolerance and discrimination.


Thank you to our

2020 Annual Spring Meeting Sponsors!

Allied OP

BD / Bard

Cook Medical

Harry J. Lawall & Son

W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc.


Tactile Medical

Terumo Interventional Systems



Thank you to everyone who paricipated!

vsnj 42nd annual scientific meeting


march 4, 2020

apa hotel

woodbridge, nj

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The Vascular Society of New Jersey wishes to thank the following companies for their sponsorship of the 42nd Annual Scientific Meeting

held March 4, 2020 at the APA Hotel Woodbridge in Iselin, NJ:

Allied Op

BD / Bard

Cook Medical

Harry J. Lawall & Son

W. L. Gore & Associates


Tactile Medical

Terumo Interventional

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