International Committee

  • Patrick Muck, MD - Chair
  • Enrico Ascher, MD
  • Ruth Bush, MD, JD, MPH
  • Patrick H. Carpentier, MD
  • Alun Huw Davies, MA, DM, Dsc, FRCS
  • Mehmet H. Kurtoglu, MD
  • Alvaro Esteban Orrego, MD
  • Malay Patel, MD
  • Paul Pittaluga, MD
  • Mark S. Whiteley, MD
  • Takashi Yamaki, MD
  • Ruth Bush, MD – Council Chair (ex officio)


The International Committee shall serve as AVF ambassadors to the international venous community. The Committee is charged with developing and cultivating programs of interest to the international community with the goal of increasing international participation in AVF programs and increasing international membership within the AVF.  


  • Participate on the International Committee conference calls
  • Serve as faculty on at AVF international meetings when requested 
  • Attend the international sessions at the AVF Annual Meeting
  • Serve as an AVF ambassador, promoting AVF programs and membership