• Virtual Residency Fair

With the persistent COVID-19 pandemic affecting people nationwide, the Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Society (VESS) recognizes the effects on medical students applying for training this year. Given the decrease in away rotations and other opportunities for medical students to see programs in person, our Society is sponsoring this Virtual Residency Fair. Participating integrated vascular surgery residency programs will have zoom rooms in which program directors (or their designee) will provide information about their training opportunities and answer questions. There will also be an opportunity to ask a panel of current vascular trainees questions about the interview and match process.

Tuesday, September 8, 2020
6:30pm – 8:00pm CT

Schedule

6:30pm – 6:45pm: Panel Discussion of current vascular surgery residents offering tips & tricks for the interview & match process

6:45pm – 8:00pm: Opportunity to visit specific residency program via Zoom Rooms

Once details are finalized you will receive an email with a list of links to individual Zoom Rooms to learn more about programs that interest you.

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Below is a list of participating Integrated Vascular Residency Programs:

Albany Medical Center Vascular Surgery Residency and Fellowship Programs

Contact: Frederick Brewer

Training Paradigms: Integrated Vascular Surgery Residency (0+5) and Vascular Surgery Fellowship (5+2)

Description: The Vascular Surgery Residency (0+5) and Fellowship (5+2) Programs at Albany Medical Center are both ACGME accredited training programs. Vascular surgery residents and fellows are trained in a stimulating atmosphere which upholds the highest quality of vascular care. A varied caseload and individual expertise of our faculty contribute to the development and understanding of operative skills, planning, and vascular principles. Our aim is to prepare and train surgeons to become eligible and qualified to become Board Certified by the American Board of Vascular Surgery. Residents and Fellows are exposed to a multitude of surgical areas in combination with a strong didactic vascular curriculum so that they may become competent surgeons and future leaders in the field. Several characteristics of the Vascular Surgery program are: Outstanding academic quality, Residents/Fellows work closely with a variety of specialists, Flexibility and individualization of the program to meet specific educational goals, Diverse faculty, Supportive staff and colleagues.

Baylor College of Medicine

Contact: Joseph Mills

Training Paradigms: Integrated Vascular Surgery Residency (0+5) and Vascular Surgery Fellowship (5+2)

Description: Baylor College of Medicine has been a leader in the field of vascular surgery for over five decades. The primary goal of both programs is to produce highly competent vascular surgeons who achieve board certification and enter independent practice fully prepared to offer the highest standards of vascular care.

Charleston Area Medical Center/West Virginia University-Charleston Division

Contact: Alicia Pekar

Training Paradigms: Integrated Vascular Surgery Residency (0+5) and Vascular Surgery Fellowship (5+2)

Description: The goal of the Vascular Fellowship and Integrated Vascular residency programs is to develop our trainees into expert clinicians, who are both clinically and academically proficient in all aspects of the diagnosis, management, and treatment of vascular disease. Both the two (2) year fellowship and 0-5 year training experiences offer an outstanding opportunity for graduating general surgery residents and medical students to learn the art of vascular surgery and endovascular intervention. Our training program offers an environment of academic and research excellence providing our trainees the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of routine and complex vascular cases allowing for a complete understanding of vascular disease. Under the instruction of our enthusiastic and committed faculty, our vascular trainees will ultimately display competent surgical judgment and operative skills that will prepare them for independent practice in vascular surgery.

Cleveland Clinic Integrated Residency & Fellowship Programs

Contact: Frank Caputo

Training Paradigms: Integrated Vascular Surgery Residency (0+5) and Vascular Surgery Fellowship (5+2)

Description: The Cleveland Clinic Vascular Surgery training program is housed withing the Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute which has ranked #1 in the U.S. for 25 consecutive years. We strive to make our programs the best available, with the goal of developing vascular surgeons to be leaders in their career paths of choice. Our trainees develop a high level of skill in both endovascular therapeutic and open vascular surgery & are overall involved in some of the most complex vascular patients.

Cooper Medical School of Rowan University/Cooper University Hospital

Contact: Ashley Sheeran

Training Paradigms: Integrated Vascular Surgery Residency (0+5)

Description: The integrated vascular surgery training program at Cooper University Hospital strives to produce vascular surgeons versed in all areas of treatment for vascular patients. Strong clinical exposure, vascular faculty dedicated to education, and carefully selected core rotations maximize the resident educational experience. Our vascular residency training at Cooper is unique in that the trainees currently spend 8 months on the cardiac surgery rotation, one that does not have cardiac fellows, where residents gain exposure to general cardiac techniques as well as participate in combined cardiac surgery-vascular cases. Our graduates have been in the 90th percentile relative to their peers for both open and endovascular aortic, as well as carotid procedures.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Vascular Surgery Residency Program

Contact: Sarah Blum

Training Paradigms: Integrated Vascular Surgery Residency (0+5) and Vascular Surgery Fellowship (5+2)

Description: Trainees receive open surgical and endovascular training at the forefront of practice. A robust academic exposure to surgical scholarship, quality improvement, and research (statistical analysis, clinical trial design, abstract, manuscript and grant preparation are also emphasized. Educational conference schedule including a didactic core curriculum; case conference; M&M; journal club; vascular laboratory; and basic science.

Duke University

Contact: Mitchell W. Cox

Training Paradigms: Integrated Vascular Surgery Residency (0+5) and Vascular Surgery Fellowship (5+2)

Description: Our programs provide broad-based training in all aspects of modern vascular surgery at four hospitals in Durham and Raleigh. Our fellowship is based at the University Hospital and the VA where the fellow is service chief. Integrated residents complete general surgery requirements in the first two years and the finale three years are spent as the service chief on the vascular services at the VA, the University, or Duke Raleigh Hospital. For integrated residents, the program includes two research years which prepare graduates for academic practice.

Einstein Medical Center

Contact: Evan Deutsch

Training Paradigms: Integrated Vascular Surgery Residency (0+5)

Description: The Einstein Integrated Vascular Surgery Residency program is an ACGME accredited program that encompasses all aspects of vascular surgery and care for the vascular patient. Residents will receive robust training in open vascular surgery, endovascular surgery and the vascular laboratory. The training occurs in the two major hospitals of the Einstein Heathcare Network – Einstein Medical Center Montgomery and Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia.

Harbor-UCLA

Contact: Nikhil Kansal

Training Paradigms: Integrated Vascular Surgery Residency (0+5) and Vascular Surgery Fellowship (5+2)

Description: Harbor-UCLA integrated vascular surgery residency consists of two primary clinical sites. Harbor-UCLA Medical Center is an academic, tertiary referral, county hospital that is a full academic affiliate of the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Long Beach Memorial Medical Center is the major teaching affiliate, and provides exposure to a high-acuity, referral, community hospital. Harbor-UCLA boasts a robust General Surgery Training program, and we have a long-standing vascular surgery fellowship. Our newly initiated integrated residency offers the candidate a unique opportunity to participate in how we grow and evolve this program.

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Contact: Daniel Han

Training Paradigms: Integrated Vascular Surgery Residency (0+5) and Vascular Surgery Fellowship (5+2)

Description: The Mount Sinai Vascular Surgery program is dedicated to training future leaders of our specialty. Our attendings give the trainees graduated autonomy in cases to ensure that you are ready to be a fully independent vascular surgeon from the first day as an attending. Our graduates have gone onto very successful careers in both academic and private practices, with many holding leadership roles in their hospitals, training programs, and vascular societies. Contact us to find out more!

Indiana University Vascular Surgery-Integrated and Indiana University Vascular Surgery

Contact: Vara Bonnell

Training Paradigms: Integrated Vascular Surgery Residency (0+5) and Vascular Surgery Fellowship (5+2)

Description: The Vascular Surgery Residency program provides exceptional surgical training to residents interested in the treatment of thoracic, abdominal and soft-tissue diseases. Rotations through this program are structured to allow residents to provide continuity of care while gaining in-depth knowledge of all aspects of vascular surgery.

Lenox Hill Hospital

Contact: Allan Conway

Training Paradigms: Integrated Vascular Surgery Residency (0+5)

Description: Lenox Hill Hospital offers a five-year vascular surgery integrated residency program, accredited by the ACGME. The program offers residents the opportunity to develop surgical skills in the care of disorders of the circulatory system under the tutelage of the country’s top vascular surgeons.

Maine Medical Center

Contact: Elizabeth Blazick

Training Paradigms: Integrated Vascular Surgery Residency (0+5)

Description: The mission and aim of the program is to provide comprehensive training, knowledge and skills needed for independent practice of vascular surgery; including the assessment and management of patients with vascular disease, use of the vascular laboratory, critical care, open surgery, and endovascular procedures. The focus is clinically oriented with a strong foundation in all aspects of open vascular surgery, endovascular surgery, and core general surgery principles. The residency culminates in a chief rotation which allows our soon-to-be graduate run their own patients both as inpatients and outpatients, as well as operate with supervised autonomy.

Massachusetts General Hospital Integrated Residency

Contact: Mark Conrad

Training Paradigms: Integrated Vascular Surgery Residency (0+5) and Vascular Surgery Fellowship (5+2)

Description: We offer a high volume of complex open and endovascular procedures. Our training program is geared towards academic development with 2 years of research built into the program.

Mayo Clinic Vascular Surgery

Contact: Jill Colglazier

Training Paradigms: Integrated Vascular Surgery Residency (0+5) and Vascular Surgery Fellowship (5+2)

Description: The Mayo Clinic Division of Vascular Surgery in Rochester, MN offers an ACGME accredited 0+5 integrated vascular surgery residency whose mission is to train future leaders in both clinical and academic vascular surgery. Our graduates excel at providing comprehensive care in the management of patients with arterial, venous, and lymphatic diseases. The program teaches residents excellence in therapeutic decision making, technical skills, and medical management of patients and to become physician scholars that practice in a competent, professional, and compassionate manner.

MedStar Georgetown University Hospital/Washington Hospital Center

Contact: Steven Abramowitz

Training Paradigms: Integrated Vascular Surgery Residency (0+5)

Description: The Vascular Surgery Fellowship and Residency Program is a joint program between MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, MedStar Washington Hospital Center and the Veterans Administration Medical Center, all in Washington, D.C. Residents will gain a comprehensive approach to vascular surgery with a combination of open and endovascular techniques and will benefit of learning from different vascular surgeons at three area hospitals. The Vascular Surgery experience was created to provide a comprehensive program, where trainees would learn a combination of open and endovascular surgery techniques from distinguished vascular surgery faculty. Excellence in patient care and management has always been a priority of the program. To learn more about the program, please do not hesitate to contact the Program Director, Dr. Steven Abramowitz.

Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Contact: Jeff Indes

Training Paradigms: Integrated Vascular Surgery Residency (0+5) and Vascular Surgery Fellowship (5+2)

Description: At Montefiore, we have a long tradition of being on the forefront of Vascular Surgery. The first endovascular aortic aneurysm repair in the United States was performed here in 1992 and our center has participated in some of the landmark aortic aneurysm trials. Additionally, there is a long history of limb salvage with pioneering work in tibial bypass. Our fellowship is one of the oldest fellowships in the country, training many who are leaders in the field today, and we are now fortunate to have an integrated training program since 2012.

We understand the rapid evolution of vascular surgery as a field and have long been at its forefront. An integral part of our program philosophy is our desire to:

  • Train hybrid surgeons, fully capable in all techniques and approaches in vascular and endovascular surgery.
  • Provide comprehensive vascular care to patients.
  • Graduate trainees with excellent clinical judgment, superior technical skills and the ability to critically appraise the literature.
  • Develop and prepare the next generation of leaders, innovators and teachers of our specialty.

MUSC Vascular Surgery Integrated Residency Program

Contact: Diana Gillard-Heyward

Training Paradigms: Integrated Vascular Surgery Residency (0+5)

Description: The Medical University of South Carolina has extensive experience in educating integrated residents to become premier vascular surgeons in the community or academic setting. Training environments include the VA, a quaternary care academic hospital and a community practice. We have an extremely busy and well-rounded program with complex aortic care and advanced limb rescue programs. Outstanding faculty and the # 1 city in America-beautiful Charleston SC. Come live by the ocean and enjoy becoming a world-class vascular surgeon.

Northwestern University Vascular Surgery Training Programs

Contact: Jenna Little

Training Paradigms: Integrated Vascular Surgery Residency (0+5) and Vascular Surgery Fellowship (5+2)

Description: It is our mission to produce exemplary leaders in the field of vascular surgery who are prepared to succeed in clinical and academic careers. We provide vascular surgery education in a busy tertiary referral center that treats complex vascular problems using advanced open and endovascular techniques. We have two ACGME accredited models of training, our vascular fellowship (5+2) and our vascular integrated residency (0+5). Vascular residents have the opportunity to spend two years performing basic science or outcome-related research supported by a T32 training grant. Our Vascular Division prides itself on a strong academic tradition and values innovation, diversity, and excellence.

NYU Langone Vascular Surgery Integrated Residency and Fellowship Program

Contact: Caron Rockman

Training Paradigms: Integrated Vascular Surgery Residency (0+5) and Vascular Surgery Fellowship (5+2)

Description: The Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Training Programs at NYU Langone offer a robust, extensive diverse experience in all aspects of Vascular Disease, in state of the art facilities in New York City with a dynamic, active Faculty. Our trainees leave our Programs confident that they have been exposed to all aspects of vascular disease, and have become successful, academic and community vascular surgeons all over the country.

The Ohio State University

Contact: Kaitlen Knight

Training Paradigms: Integrated Vascular Surgery Residency (0+5) and Vascular Surgery Fellowship (5+2)

Description: The Ohio State University Department of Surgery is now offering an integrated vascular surgery residency program, where students enter directly after completing medical school. This newly added five-year program develops competency in the surgical treatment of patients with complicated vascular conditions. Through The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, residents are exposed to routine patient care as well as complicated medical problems, in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Interaction with a multitude of specialties occurs regularly along with grand rounds and didactic conferences. Residents who complete the program are prepared to serve in both academic and clinical care settings.

Penn State Integrated Vascular Surgery Residency Program

Contact: Faisal Azzi

Training Paradigms: Integrated Vascular Surgery Residency (0+5)

Description: Established for past 10 years. 100% Match rate for past 10 years. 66% graduates chose academic career, and 33% chose private practice. 100% first time, Board pass rate.

Rutgers – Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Contact: William E. Beckerman

Training Paradigms: Integrated Vascular Surgery Residency (0+5)

Description: Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School has been accredited as a training program in vascular surgery since 1984, initially as a fellowship and now with our vascular surgery integrated residency as the sole training paradigm at Rutgers RWJMS. The vast majority of training will be with Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson faculty at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, New Jersey, the flagship of RWJ Barnabas Health. As the flagship hospital of a 12-hospital system we see the most complex vascular pathology, and have the resources to treat our patients with a mix of cutting edge endovascular or traditional open techniques as the situation dictates.

Saint Louis University School of Medicine

Contact: Matthew R. Smeds

Training Paradigms: 0+5 Integrated Vascular Surgery Residency and 5+2 Fellowship

Description: Saint Louis University has been training fellows for over 30 years and in addition to this fellowship offers an integrated vascular surgery residency.  Trainees rotate between a university hospital and a busy community hospital with 9 faculty between the two sites. Residents also rotate through the Veteran’s Affairs Hospital while on general surgery rotation. The university has just built a brand new university hospital (opening September 2020) which will have 3 hybrid operating rooms and state of the art facilities. Great residents, great faculty, great facilities, great cities…. a great program! Come check us out!

Stanford University

Contact: Venita Chandra

Training Paradigms: Integrated Vascular Surgery Residency (0+5) and Vascular Surgery Fellowship (5+2)

Description: Our mission at Stanford Vascular is simple: to train the future leaders of American Vascular Surgery. To that effect we sponsor a fully-accredited 0+5 integrated residency and a two-year traditional fellowship. Both programs provide a comprehensive exposure to cutting-edge clinical training, research, mentorship, professionalism, diversity and leadership provided by and nurtured by our amazing group of faculty and staff here at Stanford.

Stony Brook University Medical Center

Contact: Shang Loh

Training Paradigms: Integrated Vascular Surgery Residency (0+5) and Vascular Surgery Fellowship (5+2)

Description: Stony Brook University Medical Center is an tertiary academic medical center accepting 1 vascular surgery resident and 1 fellow per year. Our training program consists of rotations at three hospital including the main university hospital, Wintrop University hospital, and the Northport, VA hospital. We offer training the in the whole spectrum of vascular surgery including advance aortic and peripheral vascular interventions.

UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine – Vascular Surgery

Contact: David Rigberg

Training Paradigms: Integrated Vascular Surgery Residency (0+5) and Vascular Surgery Fellowship (5+2)

Description: At UCLA, we have both a traditional 5 + 2 fellowship and 0-5 residency. Our program has a tradition of training academic vascular surgeons. Come train with us here in Los Angeles, on UCLA’s vibrant campus.

University of Alabama Birmingham

Contact: Benjamin Pearce

Training Paradigms: Integrated Vascular Surgery Residency (0+5) and Vascular Surgery Fellowship (5+2)

Description: Advanced Aortic program (both open and fenestrated referral center) and busy limb salvage center in beautiful Southern city.

University of Arizona Tuscon

Contact: Tze-Woei (Kevin) Tan

Training Paradigms: Integrated Vascular Surgery Residency (0+5) and Vascular Surgery Fellowship (5+2)

Description: Our integrated residency program has a long-standing history in training well-rounded vascular surgeons. We offer a blend of the university, private, and VA settings to obtain comprehensive and diverse vascular surgery training.

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Contact: Kyla Shelton

Training Paradigms: Integrated Vascular Surgery Residency (0+5) and Vascular Surgery Fellowship (5+2)

Description: The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences is a tertiary referral center located in Little Rock, AR and is the state’s only Level 1 trauma center. The UAMS Vascular Surgery program is the only vascular training program in the state of Arkansas and offers a wide breadth of open and endovascular cases. The vascular fellows and residents at UAMS get comprehensive clinical experience at, not only the university hospital, but also the VA and private hospital.

University at Buffalo, SUNY

Contact: Linda Harris

Training Paradigms: Integrated Vascular Surgery Residency (0+5) and Vascular Surgery Fellowship (5+2)

Description: Integrated and independent trainees work closely with each other, but not competitively. Trainees rotate to 3 primary sites for vascular with additional locations for core surgery. Trainees are exposed to a multitude of approaches, and achieve independence dependent on ability not based on timing. Trainees participate in scholarly activity including clinical research, QI projects and book chapters.

University of California Davis

Contact: Misty Humphries

Training Paradigms: Integrated Vascular Surgery Residency (0+5)

Description: Our program provides exceptional vascular training in multiple clinical settings. Our mission is to provide the best vascular surgery training while empowering residents to shape the program and seek out diverse career goals.

University of Cincinnati

Contact: Amit Jain

Training Paradigms: Integrated Vascular Surgery Residency (0+5) and Vascular Surgery Fellowship (5+2)

Description: Mission Statement: Our program aims to provide comprehensive education and training to aspiring vascular surgeons to equip them with both traditional open surgical and the latest endovascular skill sets to provide the highest level of care in the field of vascular surgery. We strive to empower all trainees to enable them to accomplish their goals in academic as well as community vascular surgery practice. Program Aims: To provide broad based clinical exposure in the field of vascular surgery to train competent vascular surgeons. To develop expertise in the areas of complex vascular reconstructions (redo vascular interventions, open aortic surgery and thoracic-abdominal aortic surgery). To provide adequate resources for trainees to pursue a career in either academic or community practice and become leaders in the field. To provide the best resident education possible by ongoing program assessment and improvement.

University of Iowa Vascular Surgery Integrate Program

Contact: Cate Unruh

Training Paradigms: Integrated Vascular Surgery Residency (0+5) and Vascular Surgery Fellowship (5+2)

Description: The mission of our Integrated Vascular Surgery program is to provide excellence in education for the next generation of exceptional vascular surgeons through compassionate and high-quality patient care, first-rate research, and a multidisciplinary and collaborative team environment. We promise to provide an environment conducive to the acquisition of:

  • A fundamental knowledge of the basic sciences as applied to vascular surgery
  • A comprehensive knowledge base in the clinical science of vascular surgery
  • The necessary skill and judgment in clinical decision making to be a safe and competent practitioner of vascular surgery
  • The necessary technical skill set and operative experience appropriate to a practitioner of vascular surgery
  • The character and wisdom necessary to be a compassionate, ethical, and responsible member of the healthcare community. In our program, we aim to provide an inclusive environment that welcomes and embraces diversity as we believe this strengthens our work environment and enhances our ability to treat patients of all walks of life.

University of Massachusetts Vascular Residency

Contact: Jessica Simons

Training Paradigms: Integrated Vascular Surgery Residency (0+5)

Description: At UMass, we pride ourselves on our robust training, balanced between open and endovascular skills. Our trainees graduate highly competent to perform everything from toe amputations and dialysis access, to lower extremity bypass, open AAA repair, and F/BEVAR. Perhaps as importantly, our residents have created a wonderful culture – they are diverse in background and interests, but unified in their work ethic and support of one another!

University of Michigan

Contact: Dawn Coleman

Training Paradigms: Integrated Vascular Surgery Residency (0+5) and Vascular Surgery Fellowship (5+2)

Description: Clinical training at Michigan Vascular Surgery delivers a rare depth and breadth in the specialty, combined with mentored experience in a world-class vascular disease research program. You’ll find it all here: Case volume, responsive and internationally recognized faculty leaders, and academic opportunities in all aspects of vascular surgery practice and discovery.

University of Rochester

Contact: Michael C. Stoner

Training Paradigms: Integrated Vascular Surgery Residency (0+5)

Description: Our residents are trained in the technical aspects of all vascular disease including carotid, aortic, thoracic outlet, renal, visceral, infra-inguinal, venous, lymphatic, dialysis access pathology and vascular trauma and endovascular interventions. Our volume of open procedures remains high. We are committed to providing the very best training so that our residents will enter into academic practice with a broad but complete education.

University of South Florida Vascular Surgery Integrated Residency and Fellowship

Contact: Mary Ottinger

Training Paradigms: Integrated Vascular Surgery Residency (0+5) and Vascular Surgery Fellowship (5+2)

Description: We are a high-volume, clinically complex and diverse training program at a University/tertiary referral hospital and two Veterans Administration hospitals. Our trainees gain extensive experience in both complex endovascular and open vascular therapies, with robust experience in aortic pathologies as well as peripheral vascular disease and limb salvage, as well as the breadth of vascular disease inclusiveness cerebrovascular, dialysis access and trauma. Our trainees are actively involved in research and quality improvement throughout their training, and complete a funded research year. Trainees from USF vascular surgery go on to successful careers in both private and academic practices, and are well prepared upon completion of our program.

University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine

Contact: Vincent Rowe

Training Paradigms: Integrated Vascular Surgery Residency (0+5) and Vascular Surgery Fellowship (5+2)

University of Washington Vascular Integrated Residency

Contact: Niten Singh

Training Paradigms: Integrated Vascular Surgery Residency (0+5)

Description: Our residency provides comprehensive training in all facets of vascular pathology. Our trainees are exposed to innovative cutting-edge techniques as well as a robust open surgical experience. With our dedicated didactics and opportunities for research we believe we produce outstanding vascular surgeons.

University of Wisconsin

Contact: John Rectenwald

Training Paradigms: Integrated Vascular Surgery Residency (0+5) and Vascular Surgery Fellowship (5+2)

Description: The Integrated Vascular Surgery Residency at the University of Wisconsin in Madison offers trainees a wide variety of complex open and endovascular cases. This combined with our didactic program and mandatory 2-year research experience produces well-rounded, competent, capable and compassionate vascular surgeons. Our goal is to produce the future leaders in academic vascular surgery.

University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

Contact: Virginia Wong

Training Paradigms: Integrated Vascular Surgery Residency (0+5) and Vascular Surgery Fellowship (5+2)

Description: Our Vascular Surgery training programs offer comprehensive experience in all areas of Vascular Surgery, including extensive open aortic and complex endovascular aortic work, as well as peripheral arterial and venous, cerbrovascular, and dialysis access procedures. We have ample clinical volume to accommodate both a residency and fellowship without competition for cases or experience. Cleveland is a vibrant, mid-sized city, with big name amenities and affordable living.

UPMC Division of Vascular Surgery

Contact: Mark Byrne

Training Paradigms: Integrated Vascular Surgery Residency (0+5) and Vascular Surgery Fellowship (5+2)

Description: The UPMC Division of Vascular Surgery offers two ACGME-accredited programs for vascular surgery training. The five-year integrated residency program is available to fourth-year medical students through the standard application and matching pathways (ERAS and NRMP). The two-year independent fellowship program is available to general surgery residents through the same mechanisms. The integrated program is designed to train well-rounded vascular specialists with expertise in clinical and academic vascular care provides exposure to cutting edge evolving new technologies and research. The first two years of the program are devoted to core surgical training, during which time the residents complete general surgery rotations. The core years also include a body imaging radiology rotation and a cardiology rotation. The remaining three years are devoted exclusively to vascular surgery training with two years of additional and mandatory research. The fellowship program offers clinical experience including core service rotations, endovascular interventional experience, a venous rotation, clinical noninvasive vascular laboratory education, and clinical research. In addition to their clinical training, trainees are encouraged to participate in clinical research projects throughout their educational experience. Residents have routinely presented their work at regional and national meetings, and some of these projects have gone on to become landmark papers.

UT Southwestern Vascular Surgery Integrated Residency

Contact: Shirling Tsai

Training Paradigms: Integrated Vascular Surgery Residency (0+5) and Vascular Surgery Fellowship (5+2)

Description: The Division of Vascular Surgery at UT Southwestern has a 5-year integrated Vascular Surgery Residency, in addition to a 2-year Vascular Surgery Fellowship. Residents in the Integrated Residency participate in rotations in General Surgery, Radiology, Vascular Medicine/Cardiology, and Podiatry, among others, as PGY 1-3. The PGY 4 and 5 years are dedicated to Vascular Surgery. Throughout training, residents rotate at Clements University Hospital, Parkland Memorial Hospital, the Dallas VA Medical Center, and Children’s Hospital. Trainees are exposed to the entire breadth of operative techniques, ranging from basic vascular surgery to complex open vascular and endovascular procedures. Residents are also expected to attend formal educational conferences covering principals of vascular surgery, interpretation of non-invasive vascular lab studies, approach to clinical research, and simulation sessions. Graduates of our Vascular Surgery Fellowship program have gone on to pursue successful careers in both private practice and academic medicine.

Washington University in St Louis

Contact: John Ohman

Training Paradigms: Integrated Vascular Surgery Residency (0+5) and Vascular Surgery Fellowship (5+2)

Description: Washington University in St. Louis has a long and proud tradition of surgical education, and prides itself on providing unparalleled exposure to the depth and breadth of vascular disease at highest levels. The program is centered around Barnes-Jewish and St. Louis Children’s Hospitals, which are national and international referral centers for patients. We are home to the world’s busiest Thoracic Outlet Center and maintain very busy aortic endograft program, carotid interventions, peripheral arterial disease, and pediatric arterial interventions. Additional exposure to deep venous, right heart, and pulmonary artery highlight a group that continues to provide high quality patient care and trainee educations while continuing to push the boundaries of what is possible in vascular surgery.

Yale Vascular Surgery Integrated Residency

Contact: Britt H. Tonnessen

Training Paradigms: Integrated Vascular Surgery Residency (0+5)

Description: The mission of the Yale Integrated Vascular Residency program is to train the next generation of academic vascular surgery leaders. Residents will be trained in all facets of endovascular and open surgical procedures, and will enjoy the added benefit of working at a quarternary referral center for complex vascular cases. Residents will also spend time learning how to design and publish research – with opportunities to pursue basic science, translational research, public health and large database research.