Program Goals

The mission of the vascular surgery fellowship program is to develop vascular surgeons that 1) are clinically and technically competent; 2) capable of practicing effectively in a range of settings, and 3) possess habits of life-long learning to build upon their knowledge, skills and professionalism.

The program will train fellows to:

  • Provide Inpatient and outpatient care of the patient with arterial and venous disease.
  • Identify and manage co-morbidities prior to planning intervention
  • Perform, interpret and apply findings of non-invasive vascular laboratory diagnosis
  • Determine and provide the best treatment options (conservative and open vs. endovascular)
  • Perform open vascular surgery - routine and complex procedures (aortic aneurysm and occlusive disease, lower extremity bypass, carotid endarterectomy, mesenteric and renal artery bypass, venous surgery, vascular access for hemodialysis).
  • Perform endovascular interventions - diagnostic arteriography, balloon angioplasty of peripheral and visceral arteries (renal, mesenteric), carotid angioplasty and stenting, endograft repair of abdominal and iliac aneurysms)
  • Design and conduct clinical vascular outcomes studies