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Vascular Surgery Fellowship

An ACGME-accredited two-year postgraduate fellowship program in vascular surgery is available through the Department of Surgery’s Division of Vascular Surgery at IU School of Medicine.

Curriculum

The first year of this program focuses on pre- and post-operative care of the vascular patient to prepare for refining open operative skills and immersion in complex vascular reconstructions. The second year focuses on endovascular procedures, including endovascular aneurysm repair, carotid, renal, peripheral angioplasty and stenting. In the second year of fellowship training, fellows gain experience in percutaneous vascular diagnosis and intervention and participates in the vascular laboratory, including performing and interpreting vascular studies. Incoming fellows are required to have completed a five-year ACGME-accredited residency in general surgery.

The first full year of vascular surgery training has the PGY 6 junior fellow rotating between IU Health Methodist Hospital and Roudebush Veterans Affairs Hospital. Each rotation is a three-month block, giving the resident continuity-of-care experience as well as autonomy in the areas of open and endovascular procedures. PGY 6 junior fellows in this program also complete the final year of Vascular Surgery Simulation Curriculum and are allowed to attend the American Venous Forum Fellows Program in conjunction with the Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery (SCVS) Conference at no cost to the trainee.

In the final year of vascular surgery training, the PGY 7 senior fellow rotates between IU Health Methodist Hospital and Roudebush Veterans Affairs Hospital. Each rotation is a three-month block, which provides the resident experience in continuity of care as well as autonomy in the areas of open and endovascular procedures. PGY 7 senior fellows in this program become the trainer (along with the PGY 5 Chief Resident in Vascular Surgery) to teach Vascular Simulation, teaching the practice sessions to the PGY 3-4 residents and the first-year vascular surgery fellows prior to official testing by an assigned Vascular Surgery Faculty Member. The senior fellow is allowed to attend the Society of Vascular Surgeons (SVS) Vascular Review Course, the SVS Coding Course, and the Midwestern Vascular Surgery Society Conference at no cost to the trainee.