Vascular surgeons in the operating room at Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, Arizona.

Graduate medical education in surgery specialties at Mayo Clinic

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Mayo Clinic opened its Arizona campus in 1987 providing the Mayo Model of Care to the Southwest. The original campus in Scottsdale houses the Mayo Clinic Building (outpatient practice), Johnson Research Building, Collaborative Research Building, and Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine. 

The Mayo Clinic Hospital on the Phoenix campus was built in 1995. This inpatient facility is comprised of 268 licensed beds with 24 main operating rooms (including three state-of-the-art hybrid rooms), and four outpatient operating rooms. There has recently been a capital investment aimed at nearly doubling the geographic footprint of the Phoenix campus.

The Emergency Department sees over 41,000 patients annually. The Division of Vascular Surgery sees over 3,500 outpatients, and over 250 inpatients annually.

Mayo Clinic has historically provided multidisciplinary care for patients, and the Division of Vascular Surgery incorporates this ethos into our practice. The practice at Mayo Clinic in Arizona continues to grow as we care for more and more patients with increasingly complex pathologies.

Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine was established in 2015 with 50 students per year. Currently, there are 152 residents and 69 fellows in 50 training programs at our local institution. 

The Vascular Surgery Fellowship at Mayo Clinic's campus in Arizona was established in 2011. The Division of Vascular Surgery aims to provide our fellows with exposure to the full breadth of vascular surgery during 24 months of training.

Extensive experience with common vascular surgery procedures prepares our residents for independent practice. 

We also provide a robust endovascular experience involving both arterial and venous systems. We have developed special expertise in performing complex aortic interventions. This involves FDA-approved aortic endografting, open aortic surgery, and more complex aortic pathologies requiring off-label use of existing endografts. 

We also participate in several trials of new endovascular devices. 

In addition, our fellows experience a diverse outpatient clinical practice where they evaluate and both manage common and rare vascular pathologies. 

Research is a core component of Mayo Clinic and is supported throughout the training program. We expect fellows to participate in research projects and author manuscripts published in widely recognized vascular journals. 

The Division of Vascular Surgery has established a presence at local, regional, and national meetings and we provide opportunities for fellows to present at these forums. The faculty and entire Mayo Clinic organization is dedicated to fostering and leading research projects with trainee participation. 

The Vascular Fellowship program is closely associated with the general surgery residency program. Throughout the year, we typically have a PGY-3 general surgery resident and a general surgery intern on the service. 

There are ample opportunities for fellow-led education and leadership. There are often residents from other services (neurology, urology, orthopedic surgery, others) as well as occasional external rotators (medical students and residents) that rotate on the vascular surgery service. 

The goal of the Vascular Surgery Fellowship is to prepare trainees to enter practice with a strong background in the three core values of Mayo Clinic (patient care, research, and education). This prepares our graduates to succeed in whatever type of practice they ultimately choose.


The Vascular Surgery Fellowship is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. 


When you successfully complete the fellowship, you are eligible to take the qualifying and certifying examinations offered by the American Board of Surgery.

Program history

The Vascular Surgery Fellowship at Mayo Clinic's campus in Arizona graduated its first fellow in 2014. The fellowship accepts one trainee every other year.

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