Vascular Surgery Fellowship (Minnesota)
The Vascular Surgery Fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Rochester is a challenging training program that encompasses both open and endovascular management of arterial, venous and lymphatic diseases. Endovascular treatment and minimally invasive surgical techniques have increased the options available for treating patients. Such techniques include endovascular repair of abdominal and thoracic aortic aneurysms; minimal incision aortic reconstructions; and carotid, renal and peripheral artery angioplasty.
The fellowship provides 24 months of intense and broad-based training, which allows you to acquire the skills necessary for diagnosis and treatment of patients with vascular disease. Diseases intrinsic to the heart, ascending aorta and intracranial vessels are not included in this training program.
You will participate in, and perform, a large volume of open vascular surgery operations. You also will perform endovascular procedures and gain comprehensive training in our non-invasive vascular laboratory and ultrasound areas. An off-site rotation in Sioux Falls, South Dakota (North Central Heart Institute) focuses on intense, advanced endovascular procedures. Didactic curriculum and simulation center teaching, as well as training with multidisciplinary specialties (for example, vascular radiology, vascular medicine and cardiology) provide the trainees with a well-rounded educational experience.
Accreditation and Certification
The Vascular Surgery Fellowship Program at Mayo Clinic is accredited by Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).
When you successfully complete the Vascular Surgery Fellowship Program, you will be eligible to take the qualifying and certifying examinations offered by the American Board of Surgery.
The Vascular Surgery Fellowship Program at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. began in 1980. Since that time, more than 84 physicians have completed training.
Currently, there are two two-year clinical track positions and one two-year clinical-research track position for applicants interested in a more intense research experience in basic science or outcomes clinical research.