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Vascular Surgery Residency Program

The integrated vascular surgery residency program at the University of Texas Medical Branch is a thriving and exciting program in which to train. One applicant per year is selected for the five-year program. Vascular surgery residents learn basic surgical principles by exposure to a wide variety of surgical specialties including general surgery, cardiothoracic surgery, transplant surgery, hepatobiliary surgery, and trauma surgery. Eight vascular surgeons make up the core faculty for the integrated residency program. These faculty teach the breadth of vascular surgery skills and principles. Residents will learn advanced endovascular skills for treating vascular disease from head-to-toe including endovascular aortic aneurysm repair, carotid stenting, and advanced treatments for peripheral arterial disease. The vascular lab at the University of Texas Medical Branch is accredited and offers a thorough exposure to noninvasive vascular testing and interpretation.

The vascular surgery resident is scheduled to have two months of allotted research time during the PGY-3 year. The goal of the research time is to learn to critically appraise the literature when reading cohort, case-control, and randomized control trials, and understand how to approach research in the field of vascular surgery in terms of methodology and study design.

The resident is expected to produce abstracts to submit to regional and national meetings as well as manuscripts to academic journals, and thus creating opportunities to present at regional and national conferences during their PGY-3 year. The research resident also participates in quality improvement projects for the division with goals to improve outcomes for UTMB vascular patients.

Current Residents