Vascular Surgery Residency Program

Kwame S. Amankwah, M.D.
Kwame S. Amankwah, M.D., M.Sc., FACS, DFSVS, RPVI

The University of Connecticut Department of Surgery’s Vascular Integrated program is an integrated five-year curriculum leading to certification in vascular surgery through the American Board of Surgery. The program is approved by the ACGME in Vascular Surgery to accept one candidate each year following medical school graduation. The first three years include prerequisite clinical training in surgery including rotations in General Surgery, Cardiac, ICU, Trauma, and Neurosurgery, as well as core Vascular Surgery rotations. The final two clinical years focus on clinical training in Vascular Surgery including senior and chief rotations on vascular and endovascular surgery.

Our philosophy is to train the next generation of vascular surgery leaders. We are looking for highly motivated individuals ready to pursue a career as a vascular surgeon. Our purpose is to provide support and guidance through graduated autonomy of our trainees to become confident, skilled vascular surgeons. Our program will expose trainees to a broad variety and varying complexity of open, endovascular and hybrid procedures. Through these experiences the resident will become well-versed in the pre- and post-operative management of patients with vascular disease, through outpatient and inpatient encounters. The resident will also attain the necessary knowledge and skills in the proper use of non-invasive lab testing which is integrated throughout the patient care process from outpatient to inpatient care. Residents will also have potential opportunities to pursue interests in large database outcomes and educational research.

At the University of Connecticut Vascular Surgery, we embrace and continue to promote a philosophy of diversity, equity, inclusion and justice amongst our faculty, residents, and staff. The strength of our resolve is that delivery of care is unabridged without restriction due to differences in race, gender, sex, age, identity, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, and nationality. An environment that holds these values enriches their care and influences others to the same standard. We reflect this in our residency program by recruiting, training, and promoting aspiring, successful diverse candidates who will be part of the mosaic of the future vascular surgery workforce and the diverse population we serve.

Thank you for your interest in our program.

Kwame S. Amankwah, M.D., M.Sc., FACS, DFSVS, RPVI
Program Director, UConn Vascular Surgery Integrated Residency
Associate Program Director, UConn Vascular Surgery Fellowship
Division Chief, Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Professor of Surgery and Vascular Medicine

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