A vascular surgery procedure at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN

Graduate medical education in surgery specialties at Mayo Clinic

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The Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at Mayo Clinic’s campus in Rochester, Minnesota, offers a challenging training program that encompasses both open and endovascular management of arterial, venous, and lymphatic diseases. Our emphasis is on surgical skills training, academic career opportunities, individual mentoring, and a curated didactic experience. Vascular fellows train with all eight vascular surgeons at the Rochester campus.

Our program focuses on establishing clinical and technical confidence and maximizes opportunities for personal achievement in a supportive, inclusive, and academically rewarding environment.

Mayo Clinic’s high faculty-to-resident ratio, large patient population, and state-of-the-art diagnostic, therapeutic, and research facilities combine to create a truly integrated educational experience.

As a fellow in the Vascular Surgery Fellowship program, you have access to the finest teaching and the broadest patient care experience possible in a busy, hands-on training environment. You will be exposed to:

  • A diverse, high-volume, complex case mix 
  • Interdisciplinary collaboration throughout Mayo Clinic
  • State-of-the-art surgical technology
  • Personalized research and academic opportunities
  • Structured, comprehensive, faculty-led curriculum
  • A unique mentor model of training that assigns each fellow to a single faculty member for either six-week or three-month rotations
  • Dedicated anatomy and microvascular surgical skills lab
  • Excellent graduate outcomes and a 100% American Board of Surgery pass rate

hospital in Minnesota and nationally recognized on the Best Hospitals Honor Roll (U.S. News, 2023-2024)

Mayo Clinic vascular surgery faculty Manju Kalra, M.D.

Your training experience

As a fellow at Mayo Clinic, you'll have access to robust clinical, educational, and research resources. You'll find support both inside and outside of the campus to promote physical and mental wellness and ensure your work/life balance.

More about the curriculum

More about life as a resident

Trainee workroom in the Gonda building at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

Workroom 4-240, Gonda building

Exam room in the Gonda building at Mayo Clinic

Patient room 4-242, Gonda building

A Mayo Clinic surgical first assistant in the OR

Operating room 510, Mary Brigh building

Operating room 802, Mary Brigh building

Operating room 802, Mary Brigh building


The Vascular Surgery Fellowship program is fully accredited by the ACGME. The fellowship fulfills all criteria for admissibility to the American Board of Surgery examinations for vascular surgery and, during the first year of fellowship training, fellows will be eligible to take the RPVI written examination.

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