Our General Vascular Surgery Fellowship program prepares surgeons for a successful professional career.
Five active board certified vascular surgeons serve as faculty. These vascular surgeons have performed their own diagnostic angiograms for many years. Their efforts have positioned the medical center as a leader in minimally invasive and percutaneous endovascular therapy for treating vascular disorders. This includes such procedures as endovascular stent grafting, carotid angioplasty, research stenting trials and many others.
Because of an esteemed reputation, the medical center has a large volume of vascular surgery patients. The noninvasive laboratory performs over 5,000 studies a year which gives the vascular fellow rich exposure to noninvasive vascular diagnostic studies.
The fellowship is a one-year curriculum. Besides traditional patient care responsibilities many opportunities exist to hone clinical, teaching and administrative skills. Vascular fellows manage the entire vascular service and supervise the vascular surgery clinic.
Fellows also provide monthly vascular surgery lectures to medical students, residents and attending physicians. They take part in monthly journal clubs with vascular surgeons from surrounding medical centers, discussing both traditional and current topics and approaches to vascular patients. The fellow is encouraged to attend national vascular surgical conferences as practicable.
In summary, the large volume of vascular surgery
patients treated by traditional surgical repair, minimal invasive surgeries, and
percutaneous endovascular therapy provides an excellent opportunity to become
competitive in the practice of general vascular surgery.