The NYU Langone Medical Center offers a 2 year fellowship training program covering all aspects of vascular and endovascular surgery. Under the guidance of Program Director Patrick J. Lamparello, M.D. and Division Chief Mark A. Adelman, M.D., this program offers fellows a rich and extensive opportunity to participate in difficult and complicated vascular surgeries, observe leading-edge clinical research, and present at local and national vascular surgery conferences. Fellows complete the fellowship program prepared to achieve board certification. Former graduates of this program have received numerous awards and gained leadership positions throughout North America and around the world.
The vascular surgery fellowship program comprises hands-on surgical rotations at each of the 3 hospitals affiliated with the NYU Langone Medical Center: Tisch Hospital, Bellevue Hospital and the VA Hospital. Additionally, fellows participate in an Outpatient Services rotation where the focus is on all aspects of the outpatient experience, including the non-invasive vascular lab and the Vein Center.
At Tisch Hospital, where there is an active day surgery center as well as private practice in an office setting, fellows gain experience: supervising the vascular surgery service, with patients directly under their care; scrubbing in on the more difficult and complex vascular cases; directly overseeing general surgical residents, medical students, and nurse practitioners; and, seeing patients in the offices of the vascular surgery attending faculty members.
At Bellevue Hospital, a level-one trauma center in one of the largest cities in the world, the vascular fellow encounters broad and in-depth experience in the area of vascular trauma. While the vascular fellow deals with all aspects of vascular surgery, Bellevue provides a particularly rich experience in thoracic aortic aneurysms and dissections.
At the VA Hospital, the vascular fellow acts as a junior consultant for the vascular surgical service. Here, fellows manage the in-patient service, oversee all consults, do the pre-operative planning for and performance of all vascular cases (endovascular and open aortic cases, peripheral arterial cases and venous operations), train general surgical residents in all of these areas, manage and oversee the out-patient clinic, manage the endovascular inventory of the operating room, and work on academic research projects.
During the Outpatient Services rotation, the fellow participates in all aspects of the outpatient experience. This includes working in the non-invasive Vascular Laboratory, where the fellow learns to perform and interpret the results of non-invasive testing modalities necessary to the diagnosis and treatment of vascular disease. The fellow is expected to qualify to take the RPVI examination for vascular laboratory certification. Additionally, the fellow spends time in the Vein Center, where he learns how to diagnose the full spectrum of venous disease and perform all appropriate treatments and procedures.
Research and Conferences
The academic education of the vascular surgery fellow is enhanced by the pursuit of clinical research projects. Accordingly, fellows are provided with significant time for independent reading, research and conference preparation.
Each week, the Department of Vascular Surgery holds a conference at which the vascular fellows make a presentation about a particular case or patient. All aspects of the disease condition and treatment are discussed. Fellows must also attend the Department of Surgery's weekly Mortality and Morbidity conference, monthly Grand Rounds, daily teaching rounds at the location of their particular rotation as well as monthly Journal Club meetings.
Each fellow is expected to select an area of interest and, working with a faculty member as mentor, design an academic research project or join an ongoing research project. It is expected that each year, the fellow will present his work on these projects at national conferences and will also submit a manuscript to peer-reviewed journals during each of the 2 years. Each fellow must submit at least one abstract and manuscript to a national vascular meeting each year during the program. Fellows are required to present research at the Eastern Vascular Fellows Meeting held each Spring in New York City. Fellows are also expected to present at other national vascular meetings.
Fellows are selected on the basis of their preparedness, ability, aptitude, academic credentials, communication skills, and personal qualities such as motivation and integrity. Prior to admission to our fellowship program, applicants are required to have completed an LCME-accredited general surgery residency program. NYU participates in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).
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