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Find information on the Vascular Surgery Residency program for the Department of Surgery at Indiana University School of Medicine.
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Vascular Surgery Residency

Welcome to the Vascular Surgery Residency program at Indiana University School of Medicine. Led by national leaders in vascular training, our program develops your skills to care for both simple and complex surgical patients in a supportive learning environment while fostering competency and increased autonomy in the operating room. Our program is a comprehensive five years of clinical training with two dedicated years of required professional development time.

Our clinical experiences are provided by IU Health, Eskenazi Health, and the Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center located both downtown and around suburban Indianapolis, offering a comprehensive exposure to the breadth and depth of surgical practice, both in the operating room and at the bedside.

Graduates from our program seamlessly transition to either the academic or private practice setting in both urban and rural areas. Our program provides opportunities for residents to foster their own personal and professional growth, as well as offering ample support and flexibility for our residents when needed.

Program Director
19930-Motaganahalli, Raghu

Raghu L. Motaganahalli, M.D.

E. Dale and Susan E. Habegger Professor of Surgery

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Apply for Vascular Surgery Residency

Find out more about the requirements and process to apply for the Vascular Surgery Residency at IU School of Medicine.
associate program directors

Ashley R. Gutwein, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery

John G. Maijub, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery

Clinical Education Coordinator
Vascular Surgery Education Coordinator Audriana Ransom

Audriana Ransom

Vascular Surgery Residency and Fellowship Coordinator

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Find application requirements and answers to frequently asked questions about this program.

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This five-year program offers surgical training in the treatment of thoracic, abdominal and vascular disease.

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Current Residents

Meet the current vascular surgery residents.

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Resident Research and Professional Development

Surgical residents can pause their clinical training after the second year and pursue a two-year period of professional development. This time includes participating in clinical, basic/translational or education-based research. Residents select a funded faculty mentor in their field of interest and begin meeting with them during their second year. Residents are encouraged to apply for extramural grants to support their work. Residents also have the opportunity to pursue a master's degree, which the Department of Surgery will help finance.

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Global Health and AMPATH

At IU School of Medicine, resident physicians can immerse themselves in global health through our training pathway and diverse electives, enhancing their skills in international health care. The Global Health Pathway is open to all specialty residents, offering local and overseas electives with dedicated faculty mentors. This interdepartmental program unites residents from various specialties, fostering a shared commitment to delivering comprehensive healthcare worldwide. Notably, our AMPATH-Kenya initiative, one of the world's most significant collaborative healthcare efforts, invites residents from medicine, pediatrics, surgery, and obstetrics and gynecology to engage in a life-changing and career-changing one or two-month elective at Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital.

Pre-departure orientation, in-country education, and debriefing sessions ensure a meaningful experience.

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Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Discover a vibrant community at Indiana University School of Medicine's Department of Surgery, where diversity is our cornerstone. We champion inclusivity across all aspects of human experience, from race and gender to religion and geography. Our commitment unfolds through three pillars: representational diversity, an inclusive environment, and cultural competence.

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Life In Indy

Indianapolis, Indiana, is a vibrant city that beckons with its blend of urban excitement and Midwestern charm. Nestled at the Crossroads of America, it offers a thriving cultural scene, world-class sports and robust education. As home to IU School of Medicine, the largest medical and research university, it boasts top-notch health care and research opportunities. With a low cost of living and a welcoming community, Indianapolis invites you to experience a fulfilling life in the heart of the Midwest, making it an ideal destination for those seeking a balanced and enriching lifestyle.

Meet Our Faculty

Meet our expert vascular surgery faculty, dedicated to shaping the future of surgeon-scientists through comprehensive training in clinical practice and cutting-edge research.

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Clinical Facilities

Clinical training for surgery residency is based at the five major teaching hospitals located on the IU School of Medicine’s downtown Indianapolis campus: IU Health University Hospital, Riley Hospital for Children, Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center, Eskenazi Health, and IU Health Methodist Hospital. In addition to the traditional surgical services at these sites, the Department of Surgery offers preceptor models of surgical training at two suburban hospitals: IU Health North and IU Health West.

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Fall 2023 Vascular Surgery Fellows and Residents

Vascular Surgery Fellowship

The Vascular Surgery Fellowship offers subspecialty training in the full spectrum of vascular surgery.

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