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Program Overview

The University of Wisconsin Vascular Surgery Fellowship is an ACGME-approved, two-year clinical fellowship consisting of comprehensive vascular surgery training. This includes both open and endovascular procedures for a variety of arterial and venous pathology. The training program also includes instruction in non-invasive vascular lab (ultrasound) interpretation and the medical management of vascular disease. The training paradigm is two years of clinical training in vascular surgery and endovascular intervention. Successful candidates will have completed an ACGME-accredited general surgery residency prior to beginning their vascular training. Applications in fall 2017 for an August 2019 start date are accepted only through ERAS; at least three letters of reference are requested.

The fellow will have the opportunity to develop advanced skills in routine and complex open vascular surgery, diagnostic arteriography, endovascular intervention of aneurysmal and occlusive disease, vein care, and the interpretation of non-invasive vascular laboratory studies. Training occurs at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics (UWHC), a tertiary academic referral center, the William S. Middleton Memorial Veteran’s (VA) Hospital in Madison, Meriter Hospital in Madison, and Swedish American Hospital in Rockford, IL. These diverse training sites allow the fellows to be exposed to the range of vascular patients from community practice to tertiary referrals.

Our vascular fellows perform a high volume of complex open and endovascular cases with their operative experience ranking them at the greater than the 50th percentile nationally. We have hybrid OR/Angio suites in both UWHC and the VA (the buildings are connected) and have wide reaching clinical programs in thoracoabdominal aneurysm repair, TEVAR, FEVAR, limb salvage angioplasty, carotid stenting, and thrombolytic therapy for venous thromboembolism. We offer opportunities in clinical research training and advancement in critical thinking skills with a diverse faculty who are dedicated to teaching. We are proud that our fellowship graduates have a 100% ABS Qualifying and Certifying Exam pass rate. We are searching for a fellow who is a bright “team player” who enjoys and excels at teaching and has a passion for vascular care.

Our goal for this fellowship is to provide a cutting-edge learning environment and world-class teaching faculty that will enrich the competency of vascular surgery fellows in basic science and the clinical curriculum while complying with the 80-hour work week. Our faculty members are committed to providing the vascular fellows with the tools and training needed to succeed in the specialty of vascular surgery.

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