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Graduate medical education in surgery specialties at Mayo Clinic

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

We 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.

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.

Program highlights:

  • Extensive experience with common vascular surgery procedures to prepare you for independent practice
  • A diverse outpatient clinical practice with opportunities to evaluate and manage common and rare vascular pathologies
  • Dedicated research support with opportunities to present at local, regional, and national meetings and opportunities to author manuscripts in widely recognized vascular journals
  • Participation in several trials of new endovascular devices

The Vascular Surgery 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 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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