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Vascular Surgery Fellowship (Minnesota)


Program description

The Vascular Surgery Fellowship at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, is a challenging training program that encompasses both open and endovascular management of arterial, venous and lymphatic diseases.

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.

The Vascular Surgery Fellowship provides 24 months of intense and broad-based training, which allows you to acquire the skills necessary to diagnose and treat patients with vascular diseases. Diseases intrinsic to the heart, ascending aorta and intracranial vessels are not included in this training program.

As a fellow, you participate in and perform a large volume of open vascular surgery operations. You also perform endovascular procedures and gain comprehensive training in our noninvasive vascular laboratory and ultrasound areas.

An off-site rotation at North Central Heart in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, focuses on intense, advanced endovascular procedures. A didactic curriculum and simulation center teaching, as well as training with multidisciplinary specialties (for example, vascular radiology, vascular medicine and cardiology), provide you with a well-rounded educational experience.


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


When you successfully complete the fellowship, you will be 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 Rochester began in 1980. Since that time, more than 90 physicians have successfully completed their training. Going forward, two trainees will complete this program annually.

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