Department and Faculty
There are more than 1,600 open vascular operations performed each year at Mayo Clinic. We anticipate that each fellow will scrub over 600 cases and perform approximately 400 to 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 fellowship.
In addition to faculty from the Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, faculty members from the Department of Radiology and Gonda Vascular Center participate in vascular surgery fellows' training at Mayo Clinic.
Additionally, the interventional vascular medicine and vascular surgery staff at North Central Heart in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, are active in training our fellows during the off-site rotation.
Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery faculty members are highly experienced in both open and endovascular surgery, 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 six to 12 weeks in order to establish a trusting relationship and maximize learning opportunities in the outpatient clinic and operating room.
Advisers and mentors
As a fellow, you are assigned a staff mentor. A staff surgeon reviews your progress and assists you in meeting your career goals. The program director also meets with you individually and with all trainees as a group to ensure that your educational needs are met.
The Division of Vascular and Endovascular 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 have access to these individuals throughout the training program.