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Department of Surgery

Curriculum

Master
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Clinical rotations during this two-year residency take place at affiliated hospitals, which includes private community hospitals, public county and VA hospitals, and a large tertiary cardiovascular hospital. Residency rotations in these clinically diversified environments provide a well-balanced training, which prepares our trainees to embark on either an academic or private-practice career path.

Clinical rotations for the first-year and second-year residents consist of broad exposure of all aspects of open and endovascular cases in both arterial and venous disease management.

Vascular surgery residents spend the entire 12 months in clinical vascular surgery rotations, which are divided into six-month rotations at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center and Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center.

The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center has the largest clinical vascular program in the VA health care system, where more than 900 operative vascular interventions and 1,400 interventional procedures are performed annually by vascular surgery physicians. Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center offers high volume of clinical experience in both surgical reconstructions and endovascular interventions.

Vascular residents also learn operative management of complex thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm in a high volume clinical rotation under the direction of Dr. Joseph Coselli.

Clinical research is encouraged during any of these rotations. Our vascular faculty and residents participate in weekly conferences devoted to non-invasive vascular interpretations, didactic vascular lectures, vascular board review, morbidity & mortality conferences, and journal club. The residents also have the opportunity to participate in basic biology research using established research models under the direction of Dr. Johnny Chen.

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Vascular Surgery Residency

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Clinical rotations during this two-year residency take place at affiliated hospitals, which includes private community hospitals, public county and VA hospitals, and a large tertiary cardiovascular hospital. Residency rotations in these clinically diversified environments provide a well-balanced training, which prepares our trainees to embark on either an academic or private-practice career path.

Clinical rotations for the first-year and second-year residents consist of broad exposure of all aspects of open and endovascular cases in both arterial and venous disease management.

Vascular surgery residents spend the entire 12 months in clinical vascular surgery rotations, which are divided into six-month rotations at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center and Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center.

The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center has the largest clinical vascular program in the VA health care system, where more than 900 operative vascular interventions and 1,400 interventional procedures are performed annually by vascular surgery physicians. Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center offers high volume of clinical experience in both surgical reconstructions and endovascular interventions.

Vascular residents also learn operative management of complex thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm in a high volume clinical rotation under the direction of Dr. Joseph Coselli.

Clinical research is encouraged during any of these rotations. Our vascular faculty and residents participate in weekly conferences devoted to non-invasive vascular interpretations, didactic vascular lectures, vascular board review, morbidity & mortality conferences, and journal club. The residents also have the opportunity to participate in basic biology research using established research models under the direction of Dr. Johnny Chen.

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Vascular Surgery Integrated Residency

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Clinical rotations during this five-year residency prepares our trainees to embark on either an academic or private-practice career path.

The residents in this program will be introduced to 60 months total of surgery rotations. This training includes 37 months of core Vascular Surgery and 23 months of General Surgery. Upon completion, trainees are eligible for Vascular Surgery Certification by the Vascular Surgery Board (VSB).