Department and Faculty
There are more than 1,600 open vascular operations performed each year at the Mayo Clinic. We anticipate that each fellow will scrub over 600 cases and will perform approximately 400-500 major vascular reconstructions as the primary surgeon. The Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery expects fellows to operate independently in the latter portion of the training program.
In addition to faculty from the Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, faculty members from Vascular Interventional Radiology, Radiology and Vascular Medicine participate in vascular surgery fellows' training at Mayo Clinic.
Furthermore, the interventional Vascular Medicine and Vascular Surgery staff at the North Central Heart Institute in Sioux Falls, South Dakota are active in training our fellows during the off-site rotation.
The Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery faculty is highly experienced in both open and endovascular, as each member participates in resident and fellow education in addition to research and clinical practice.
The fellowship is designed with an apprentice model, where each fellow works with a staff member for 6 to 12 weeks in order to establish a trusting relationship and maximize learning opportunities in the outpatient clinic and operating room.
Advisors and Mentors
You will be assigned a staff mentor. A staff surgeon will review your progress and assist in meeting your career goals. The program director will also meet with you individually and with all residents as a group to ensure that your educational needs are met.
The Division of Vascular Surgery at Mayo Clinic has an active visiting faculty member program and invites several prominent vascular surgeons from other medical institutions to visit Mayo Clinic each year. You will have access to these individuals throughout the training program.