Our residency offers:
- Extensive experience in open and endovascular cases, with a near-equal distribution of volume.
- Three diverse clinical training sites. The VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System for experience with routine vascular surgery; St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, a high-volume community surgery setting; and Michigan Medicine, a large academic medical center drawing diverse and complex cases from around the country and the world.
- Exposure to all aspects of vascular surgery. Our 9 operating surgeons represent all aspects of the specialty, from common vascular procedures to specialized practices such as complex cerebrovascular reconstructions, advanced open reconstruction of the thoracic and abdominal aorta and visceral branches, advanced endovascular procedures, thoracic outlet syndrome decompressions, and pediatric vascular procedures. It’s not unusual for our residents to return from a national conference having amazed their peers with the caseload and case diversity at Michigan.
- Two years of protected and funded academic development time between the third and fourth clinical years — a rarity among vascular residency programs that provides a valuable opportunity to round out your training with basic, translational, and health services research, publications and presentations, and leadership development.
- A record of excellent outcomes, including a 100% vascular surgery QE and CE pass rate and graduate placements in sought-after positions.
Ultimately, our goal is to graduate skilled vascular surgeons who go on to continue our specialty’s legacy of innovation, go on to advance the care of vascular patients and who enjoy long and fruitful careers in academic vascular surgery.
Our program dedicates 5 clinical years to progressive training in vascular surgery, leading to primary certification in vascular surgery.
- A multidisciplinary approach to peripheral vascular, aortic, and venous disease.
- Exposure to all aspects of vascular surgery, including more niche interests.
- Access to one of the nation’s best cardiovascular centers, the Frankel Cardiovascular Center, a 425,000-square-foot, $215 million facility with a 24-bed surgical post-procedure ICU, 24 vascular general/moderate care beds, and 10 dedicated cardiothoracic and vascular ORs.
Residency Curriculum & Rotations
The Vascular Surgery Residency Program is structured to help you build a solid clinical foundation as you advance to progressive independence in the specialty.