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The Carolinas Vascular Quality Group is a voluntary cooperative group of vascular disease specialists in North Carolina and South Carolina dedicated to improving outcomes and advancing the care of vascular patients. Our group includes Vascular Surgeons, Vascular Medicine physicians, nurses, epidemiologists, scientists and research personnel. We are a part of the Society for Vascular Surgery Vascular Quality Initiative (SVS VQI)  which is a national network of regional vascular quality improvement groups collecting common core datasets to pool information that will lead to improved patient care.

CVQG Leaders

CVQG Medical Director
Katharine McGinigle
UNC Health

CVQG Associate Medical Director
Chandler Long
Duke Health

CVQG Lead Data Manager
Lynne Hampton
HCA Healthcare


Fall 2022 CVQG Regional Group Meeting Slides and Minutes

Spring 2022 CVQG Regional Group Meeting Slides and Minutes

Fall 2021 CVQG Regional Group Meeting Slides and Minutes

Spring 2021 CVQG Regional Group Meeting Slides and Minutes


Participating SVS VQI centers include academic medical centers, teaching hospitals, community hospitals, vein centers, office-based labs and individual physician’s practices.

Click below for a complete list of VQI Participating Centers and their Regional Group Affiliation. Please note that this list is in excel format for ease of use.


The Carolinas Vascular Quality Group (CVQG) is a voluntary, cooperative group of clinicians, hospital administrators, and research personnel organized to improve the care of patients with vascular disease. By collecting and exchanging information, the CVQG strives to continuously improve the quality, safety, effectiveness, and cost of vascular healthcare.


Call for VQI Poster Quality Improvement Poster Abstracts and Rapid Fire Research Abstracts for the 2023 Annual VQI Meeting (VQI@VAM)

Key Dates for both Quality Abstracts and Rapid Fire Abstracts

Abstract submissions begin – October 1, 2022
Abstract submission deadline
 – January 16, 2023  
Quality Improvement Poster Session – Evening of June 13, 2023
Quality Improvement Podium Presentations – 
Morning of June 14, 2023
Rapid Fire Research Presentation – 
Afternoon of June 14, 2023