Vascular Medicine

The recent and rapidly emerging technological advances in imaging techniques and catheter-based interventions have firmly placed diagnosis, evaluation, and management of vascular disease within the realm of the cardiovascular specialist.

Fellows in the second and third years have access to a vascular medicine elective. During this elective, fellows spend time in vascular medicine clinic with attendings trained in interventional cardiology and endovascular medicine and reading non-invasive vascular studies alongside attendings. During cath rotations, fellows may spend time participating in interventional peripheral vascular procedures. Fellows who choose to do so will have the time and clinical volume to pursue Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation (RPVI) certification.

Dr Joseph Ingrassia, Interventional Cardiologist and Director of Vascular Medicine and Endovascular Intervention, provides an overview of the Vascular medicine rotation: