Education, Certifications, & Memberships

Publications & Presentations | Education & Training

Years of learning enable a physician to do his job, and ongoing learning helps him to do it better. Dr. Schellack spent years obtaining the highest quality education and training through undergraduate & medical school study, and through both a General Surgery Residency and a General Vascular Surgery Fellowship. To enhance and continue his education he attends and participates in medical meetings and conferences around the world. He is licensed to practice medicine in multiple states, and his certifications and memberships further show his widely-recognized skills and education. For more details, please continue to read the list that follows.


Education & Training

Bachelor of Science, Cum Laude
Tulane University
New Orleans, Louisiana
1972-1976

Doctor of Medicine
Louisiana State University School of Medicine
New Orleans, Louisiana
1976-1980

General Surgery Residency
Emory University
Atlanta, Georgia
Affiliated Hospitals
7/01/1980 – 6/30/1985

General Vascular Surgery Fellowship
Emory University Hospital
Atlanta, Georgia
7/01/1985 – 6/30/1987

Staff Physician
V.A. Medical Center
Decatur, Georgia
7/01/1985 – 6/30/1986

Clinical Instructor in Surgery
Louisiana State University School of Medicine
New Orleans, Louisiana
1987


Licensure, Boards, & Certifications

Georgia License, 1983
Louisiana License, 1980
Certified by American Board of Surgery, 12/15/1986
Re-Certified by American Board of Surgery, 10/21/1994
Certified in General Vascular Surgery, 5/16/1988
Re-Certified in General Vascular Surgery, 10/24/1997
Certification in Vascular Technology, Registered Vascular Technologist, October 1993


Memberships – Professional Organizations/Societies

American Association of Vascular Surgery
American College of Surgeons, Fellow
American Venous Forum
Christian Medical and Dental Society
East Baton Rouge Parish Medical Society
Emory Vascular Society
Gulf Coast Vascular Society
International Society for Endovascular Surgery
Louisiana State Medical Society
Peripheral Vascular Surgery Society
Southeastern Surgical Congress’
Southern Association for Vascular Surgery
Southern Medical Association


Continued Education and Meetings

  1. Twenty-sixth Annual Meeting, The Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, New York. May 14-15, 1985.
  2. Eleventh Annual Meeting, The Southern Association for Vascular Surgery. Dorado Beach, Puerto Rico. January 29-February 1, 1986.
  3. Fortieth Annual Meeting, The Society for Vascular Surgery. New Orleans, Louisiana. June 9-10, 1986.
  4. Thirty-fourth Scientific Meeting, North American Chapter. The International Society for Cardiovascular Surgery. New Orleans, Louisiana. June 10-11, 1986.
  5. Fourth Annual UCLA Symposium: A Comprehensive Review of Vascular Surgery. Santa Monica, California. October 6-10, 1986.
  6. Twelfth Annual Meeting, The Southern Association of Vascular Surgery, Scottsdale, Arizona. January 28-31, 1987.
  7. Current concepts in the Management of Venous Deseases. Atlanta, Georgia. April 3, 1987.
  8. Fifth Annual UCLA Symposium – A Comprehensive Review of Vascular Surgery. Santa Monica, California. September 27-October 2, 1987.
  9. The Emory Association of Vascular Surgery Meeting, J. C. Thoroughman Lecture. Atlanta, Georgia. October 30 & 31, 1987.
  10. Fourteenth Annual Current Critical Problems in vascular Surgery. New York, New York. November 13, 1987.
  11. Southern Association for Vascular Surgery Annual Meeting. St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. January 27-30, 1988.
  12. “Advanced Trauma Life Support Provider Course.” Alton Ochsner Medical Foundation. New Orleans, Louisiana. March 18-19, 1988.
  13. Eleventh Annual Congress of The Phlebology Society of America. Washington, DC. April 8-9, 1988.
  14. Gulf coast Vascular Society Meeting. New Orleans, Louisiana. April 23, 1988.
  15. 1988 Joint Annual Meeting of the Society for Vascular Surgery and North American Chapter of the International Society for Cardiovascular Surgery. Chicago, Illinois. June 13-15, 1988.
  16. Angioscopy, Laser Surgery, Endoscopy, and Angioplasty. Boston, Massachusetts. October 31-November 1, 1988.
  17. Symposium on Surgery of the Aorta. Chicago, Illinois. December 8-10, 1988.
  18. American Venous Forum. New Orleans, Louisiana. February 22-24, 1989.
  19. Second Annual International congress of the North American Society of Phlebology. New Orleans, Louisiana. February 25-26, 1989.
  20. First Annual UCLA Program on Endovascular Surgery. Beverly Hills, California. May 6-9, 1989.
  21. Gulf Coast Vascular Society. New Orleans, Louisiana. October 14, 1989.
  22. Annual Meeting, Emory Vascular Society. Atlanta, Georgia. November 3 & 4, 1989.
  23. International congress: Lasers, Stents and Interventions in Vascular Disease. Scottsdale, Arizona. February 11-16, 1990.
  24. 13th Annual Congress of The Phlebology Society of America. Chicago, Illinois. May 10-12, 1990.
  25. Gulf Coast Vascular Society Meeting. New Orleans, Louisiana. October 27, 1990.
  26. Annual Meeting, Emory Vascular Society. Atlanta, Georgia. November 2-3, 1990.
  27. Joint Annual Meeting, Louisiana Chapter American College of Surgeons and the Surgical Association of Louisiana. New Orleans, Louisiana. January 19-20, 1991.
  28. The Fifteenth Annual Meeting of The Southern Association for Vascular Surgery. Rancho Mirage, California. January 23-26, 1991.
  29. Spring Meeting of the Gulf Coast Vascular Society. New Orleans, Louisiana. April 20, 1991.
  30. 1991 Joint Annual meeting of the Society for Vascular Surgery and North American Chapter of The International Society for Cardiovascular Surgery. Boston, Massachusetts. June 3-5, 1991.
  31. Annual Meeting. Emory Vascular Society. Atlanta, Georgia. November 1-2, 1991.
  32. International congress: Endovascular Interventions. Scottsdale, Arizona. February 12-16, 1992.
  33. Annual Meeting. Emory Vascular Society. Atlanta, Georgia. November 6-7, 1992.
  34. Annual Meeting. Southern Association for Vascular Surgery. Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. January 28-31, 1993.
  35. Joint Meeting. ISCVS/SVS. Washington, D.C. June 6-11, 1993.
  36. Annual Meeting, Emory Vascular Society. Atlanta, Georgia. October 22-23, 1993.
  37. Sixth Annual International Symposium on Vascular Diagnosis and Intervention. Miami, Florida. January 10-13, 1994.
  38. Phlebology Review, 1994. North American Society of Phlebology. Maui, Hawaii. February 20, 1994.
  39. Seventh Annual Congress of The North American Society of Phlebology. Maui, Hawaii. February 21-23, 1994.
  40. Sixth Annual American Venous Forum. Maui, Hawaii. February 23-25, 1994.
  41. Transcranial Doppler Workshop. Dallas, Texas. August 13-14, 1994.
  42. Annual meeting, Emory Vascular Society. Atlanta, Georgia. November 4-5, 1994.
  43. The Nineteenth Annual Meeting of The Southern Association for Vascular Surgery. Cancun, Mexico. January 25-28, 1995.
  44. International Congress VIII on Endovascular Interventions. Scottsdale, Arizona. February 12-16, 1995.
  45. The Rocky Mountain Vascular Disease Symposium. Beaver Creek, Colorado. March 12-17, 1995.
  46. Joint Meeting. ISCVS/SVS. New Orleans, Louisiana. June 12-14, 1995.
  47. Annual Meeting, Emory Vascular Society. Atlanta, Georgia. November 3-4, 1995.
  48. The Twentieth Annual Meeting of The Southern Association for Vascular Surgery. Naples, Florida. January 24-27, 1996.
  49. Vascular Access for Hemodialysis V. Tucson, Arizona. May 9-10, 1996.
  50. Twenty-first Annual Meeting, Peripheral Vascular Surgery Society. Chicago, Illinois. June 8, 1996.
  51. Annual Meeting, North American Chapter of The International Society for Cardiovascular Surgery. Chicago, Illinois. June 10-11, 1996.
  52. 19th Annual Conference, Society of Vascular Technology. New Orleans, Louisiana. August 21-25, 1996.
  53. Annual Meeting, Emory Vascular Society. Atlanta, Georgia. November 1-2, 1996.
  54. The Twenty-First Annual Meeting of the Southern Association for Vascular Surgery. Coronado, California. January 22-25, 1997.
  55. Joint Annual Meeting ISCVS/SVS. Boston, Massachusetts. June 1-4, 1997.
  56. The Twenty-Second Annual Meeting of the Southern Association for Vascular Surgery. Rio Grande, Puerto Rico. January 21-24, 1998.
  57. International Congress XI on Endovascular Interventions. Scottsdale, Arizona. February 8-12, 1998.
  58. Annual Meeting. Emory Vascular Society. Atlanta, Georgia. November 13-14, 1998.
  59. Annual Meeting. Emory Vascular Society. Atlanta, Georgia. November 12-13, 1999.
  60. Tenth Annual Winter Meeting of the Peripheral Vascular Surgery Society. Snowmass, Colorado. January 14-16, 2000.
  61. International Congress on Endovascular Interventions. Scottsdale, Arizona. February 13-17, 2000.
  62. Rocky Mountain Vascular Disease Symposium. Vail, Colorado. March 5-8, 2000.
  63. The Twenty-Fifth Annual Meeting of the Southern Association for Vascular Surgery. Rio Grande, Puerto Rico. January 24-27, 2001.
  64. Cerebral Revascularization Workshop. Tampa, Florida. March 30-April 1, 2001.
  65. Prescribing Controlled Drugs. Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee. March 27-29, 2002.
  66. Transilluminated Powered Phlebectomy. Chicago, Illinois. August 16, 2002.
  67. Joint Annual Vascular Meeting. Hymes Convention Center. Boston, Massachusetts. June 9-12, 2002.
  68. Received award certificates for reading and passing exam on Vascular Articles in SVU Journal. January 27, 2003.
  69. Attended SVU/SVS Advanced Vascular Laboratory Interpretation. Chicago, Illinois. June 7, 2003.
  70. Joint Annual Vascular Meeting. Chicago, Illinois. June 8-11, 2003.
  71. Attended SVU/SVS Advanced Vascular Laboratory course on the evaluation of Endovascular Interventions. Anaheim, CA. June 2, 2004.
  72. Joint Annual Vascular Meeting. Anaheim, California. June 3-6, 2004