The MedStar Health—Georgetown/Washington Hospital Center Residency Program in Integrated Vascular Surgery

The MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and MedStar Washington Hospital Center Vascular Surgery Integrated Residency and Fellowship Program train residents to provide comprehensive care for patients with all forms of vascular disease. Residents and Fellows are exposed to a combination of advanced open and endovascular techniques while rotating at a variety of practice locations including a level one trauma center, an academic hospital which specializes in limb salvage, and one of the busiest Veterans Administration Medical Center, right in our nation's capital.


Why train here

The MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and MedStar Washington Hospital Center Residency program in Integrated Vascular Surgery is a five-year program completed 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. 

The MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and MedStar Washington Hospital Center Fellowship program in Vascular Surgery is a two-year program completed directly after general surgery residency that includes rotations at three area hospitals. Fellows will be exposed to vascular medicine, clinical research in vascular disease, and vascular lab education, incorporated into two years of advanced open and endovascular technical training.

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 training. 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 limb salvage within a comprehensive multi-disciplinary wound care 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 and 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.

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Please note: Applications should be for the five-year Residency program in Integrated Vascular Surgery only. We are no longer accepting applications for the fellowship program.

Contact us

For questions or more information, please contact Olivia Dohnalek, Program Administrator, Surgical Graduate Medical Education.

olivia.r.dohnalek@gunet.georgetown.edu