Thank you for your interest in available fellowship positions at the University of Chicago Vascular Surgery Fellowship Program. The program is dedicated to the training of surgeons who are interested in pursuing a career in academic vascular surgery. The program consists of 24 months of clinical training in vascular surgery with 12 months focusing on endovascular therapy of the aorta as well as visceral, renal and lower extremity arterial occlusive disease. There is also time devoted in the second year for career development activities as defined by the fellowship director and the fellow. An optional research laboratory experience of up to two years may be included in the fellowship with specific arrangements. Completion of an approved program in General Surgery is required.
The clinical years provide an intensive experience in the diagnosis and treatment of a wide variety of vascular disorders. It includes experience in operative treatment, patient management, angiography, angioscopy and non-invasive vascular diagnosis. The fellowship provides access to the full range of vascular procedures performed by our surgeons (greater than 1,100 cases per year) including complex aortic reconstructions, thoraco-abdominal aneurysms, complicated cerebrovascular problems and mesenteric reconstructions. The second year is devoted primarily to complex endovascular procedures as well as exposure to the accredited non-invasive vascular laboratory.
If arranged, the research experience is normally one to two years in length and follows immediately after completion of the clinical years. Active research laboratories within the section of vascular surgery are focused on the investigation of atherosclerosis, hemodynamics, intimal hyperplasia, circulatory physiology, and venous physiology. Additional opportunities in closely related laboratories at the University of Chicago are available in the areas of lipid biochemistry, endothelial cell and smooth muscle cell physiology and cell biology and molecular genetics. Each trainee may choose his own area of interest to be studied in depth
As we are participating in the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS), please refer to the ERAS website for instructions about the application process. In addition to the completed application, we require a current curriculum vita and three letters of recommendation. The deadline for applications is January 31, 2012. The University of Chicago is a participant in the General Vascular Surgery Residency Matching Program. Please feel free to contact our Surgical Education Office at (773) 702-6337 if you should have any additional questions.
Christopher Skelly, M.D.
Chief & Assistant Professor of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy
Department of Surgery