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Vascular Surgery Fellowship (Arizona)

Vascular Surgery Fellowship (Arizona)

Program description

Vascular surgery is dedicated to the care of patients with disorders of the circulatory system. The vascular patient is challenging because the disease process involves multiple body systems. Complete care of the patient with peripheral vascular disease requires a multidisciplinary team often comprised of a surgeon, radiologist and vascular internal medicine specialist.

Over the past decade, there have been numerous advances in the treatment of patients with vascular disease. Diagnostic methods have evolved from arteriography toward duplex ultrasonography, and magnetic resonance and computerized tomographic angiography.

Endovascular treatment and minimally invasive surgical techniques have increased the options available for treating patients. Such techniques include endovascular repair of abdominal and thoracic aortic aneurysms; minimal incision aortic reconstructions; and carotid, renal and peripheral artery angioplasty and stenting. The Vascular Surgery Fellowship at Mayo Clinic's campus in Phoenix, Arizona, encompasses all of these areas, which makes the fellowship challenging and rewarding. 

Our fellowship provides 24 months of intense and broad-based training, which allows you to acquire the skills necessary for diagnosis and treatment of patients with diseases of the arterial, venous, and lymphatic systems. Diseases intrinsic to the heart, ascending aorta and intracranial vessels are not included in this training program. 

You participate in, and perform, a wide mix of vascular surgery procedures. You also gain comprehensive training in our noninvasive vascular laboratory and ultrasound areas. In addition, ample research opportunities are available for the academic enhancement of your experience. 


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.