Vascular Surgery Fellowship

Welcome to the Vascular Surgery Fellowship program.

Our vascular surgery fellowship is two-year ACGME-accredited program that allows the fellows to be exposed to a variety of arterial and venous disease. The fellows will rotate through UConn John Dempsey Hospital, Hartford Hospital and the Hospital of Central Connecticut. At each institution, dedicated faculty will supervise the fellows to provide them the volume and complexity of both open and endovascular procedures to easily fulfill fellowship case requirements to graduate.

In addition to clinical operative responsibilities the fellows will participate in outpatient clinics and the non-invasive vascular laboratory learning to interpret venous, peripheral arterial and cerebral systems under the direction of board-certified vascular faculty. Fellows are required to complete the Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation (RPVI) exam by the end of their training.

As an academic program, research and education are important components of the fellowship. As future vascular surgeons, fellows are expected to teach, supervise and lead the team of medical students, surgery residents and physician providers on the vascular service. Vascular fellows are expected to initiate a research project that will continue throughout their training. Submission of research to regional or national meetings is expected. It is anticipated that the fellow present and/or publish one research project per year of training. If the research is accepted, travel to these meetings is funded by the division. Educational conferences which include a weekly mortality and morbidity conference, basic science conference, and a monthly journal club will be organized by the fellows.

Following successful completion of the training program and obtaining their RVPI our fellows are eligible for certification in Vascular Surgery by the American Board of Surgery. Our trainees have been competitive candidates for the professional position of their choice, including both private and academic practices.

Thank you for interest in our program.