Our program 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.
- A record of excellent outcomes, including a 100% vascular surgery QE and CE pass rate and graduate placements in sought-after positions.
As a fellow at Michigan, you’ll learn from internationally recognized surgeons and researchers with interests that span the spectrum of vascular surgery, providing unique exposure to all facets of our specialty.
- 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.
Fellowship Curriculum & Rotations
The Vascular Surgery Fellowship Program is structured to help you build a solid clinical foundation as you advance to progressive independence in the specialty. Fellow 1 will have Vascular CVC rotations January through June, Endovascular CVC rotations July through August, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Vascular rotations September through October, DVU/Superficial Venous rotations in November, and an elective rotation in December. Fellow 2 will have Vascular CVC rotations January through July, Endovascular CVC rotations August through September, Vascular Hybrid IR rotations in October, and Vascular Veterans Administration rotations November through December.