The Vascular Surgery Fellowship and Residency Program is a joint program between MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, MedStar Washington Hospital Center and the Veterans Administration Medical Center, all in Washington, D.C.
Fellows and residents will gain a comprehensive approach to vascular surgery with a combination of open and endovascular techniques and will benefit of learning from different vascular surgeons at three area hospitals. The Vascular Surgery experience was created to provide a comprehensive program, where trainees would learn a combination of open and endovascular surgery techniques from distinguished vascular surgery faculty. Excellence in patient care and management has always been a priority of the program. To learn more about the goals of the program, read a message from the Chairman.
Combining the strength of three area hospitals
While MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and MedStar Washington Hospital Center are both part of MedStar Health each offers unique experiences and strengths in vascular surgery. MedStar Washington Hospital Center is a large tertiary care facility where trainees will experience high volumes, high acuity and rich pathology. The high volume vascular surgical load, divided almost equally between open and endovascular procedures, has a heavy emphasis on management of complex aortic problems. MedStar Georgetown University Hospital presents the opportunity to focus on advanced aortic work and features a world renowned limb salvage center which affords an extensive experience in peripheral vascular procedures of the lower extremity. The Veterans Administration Medical Center is the nation's flagship VA hospital, located across the street from the Hospital Center, provides experience in treating the spectrum of vascular disease. Additionally, trainees have the opportunity to develop clinical research projects and are trained to accept increasingly independent operative responsibility. Fellows and residents participate in national clinical trials throughout their training.
Integrated residency in vascular surgery
The Residency is a five-year program directly after medical school that includes rotations at three area hospitals. Residents will be exposed to both core general and vascular surgery throughout the first four years of the program, and spend their last year training exclusively in vascular surgery. Vascular medicine, clinical research in vascular disease, and vascular lab education are incorporated into the five years of training and contribute to a robust and varied experience. Learn more about our Vascular Surgery Residency.
Fellowship in vascular surgery
The Vascular Surgery Fellowship is a two-year program after completion of an ACGME (Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education) approved program in surgery. This time is exclusively devoted to vascular surgery, with emphasis on open and endovascular techniques and decision-making, as well as patient care and management. Learn more about our Vascular Surgery Fellowship.
For questions or more information, please contact Kurt Koches, Program Manager, Surgical Graduate Medical Education.