Dr. Szalay is Associate Professor and Division Head of Vascular Surgery at McMaster University, Hamilton. In addition, he is Head of Clinical Service, Vascular Surgery, at Hamilton Health Sciences and St Joseph’s HealthCare, Hamilton and the Clinical Lead for the LHIN 4 Regional Vascular Surgery Group.  Dr. Szalay is the Surgeon Champion at the Hamilton General Hospital for the American College of Surgery National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) ,which is the largest international organization devoted to the maintenance and improvement of surgical procedure outcomes. Dr Szalay has one of the country’s largest and longest experiences in both the performance and teaching of endovenous ablation and has been recognized by the Canadian Society for Vascular Surgery for leadership in the management of venous disease (Ganzoni-Sigvaris Award).