Vascular Surgery

Vascular Surgery Fellowship Program Information

The vascular surgery fellowship is a two-year program designed to provide the trainee with a broad experience in identifying and treating a wide spectrum of vascular disorders. This is accomplished through in-depth study and management of vascular diseases. Hands-on training in diagnostic modalities and operative techniques covering the range of arterial reconstructive surgery, lymphatic disorders, endovascular procedures, vascular trauma, venous surgery, and amputation management are at the forefront. Trainees also participate in the education of medical students and general surgery residents on the vascular surgery service. Additionally, you will gain experience in the noninvasive vascular laboratory learning interpretive skills of noninvasive vascular imaging as well as hands on performance of noninvasive vascular studies.

First year

The first year of the vascular surgery fellowship program is primarily spent learning non-invasive vascular imaging, conducting research in the basic science vascular laboratory, as well as learning endovascular skills. The junior fellow is primarily responsible for coordinating the monthly Journal Club. You will also work your way through the vascular modules of VESAP provided through the Society for Vascular Surgery

Second year

The Senior Fellow will see a wide spectrum of vascular diseases under the direction of our board-certified vascular attending surgeons as he/she begins to further develop his operative skills while gaining higher levels of supervision and responsibility. In your second year, you will be attending the UCLA/SVS Symposium and Mock Orals sponsored by Southern Association for Vascular Surgery

Expectations

In addition to the clinical responsibilities, fellows coordinate the weekly vascular conference which consists of M&M sessions, interesting case presentations as well as monthly faculty presentations. Participation in on-going research programs is required through a Quality Improvement/Patient Safety project. You can expect to perform over 300 major vascular cases and over 400 arteriographic and endovascular therapeutic procedures by the end of your training.

It is expected that the fellow will pass both the vascular surgery certifying and qualifying exam of the American Board of Surgery and become a Registered Physician for Vascular Interpretation.