Vascular Fellowship Program
The Department of Surgery’s Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery offers a vascular surgery fellowship, providing two years of training for individuals who have completed a residency in general surgery. The program is approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) includes training at the Sacramento facilities of the UC Davis Medical Center and the affiliated VA Northern California Health Care System (NCHCS). Training will lead to certification in Vascular Surgery by the American Board of Surgery.
The fellowship offers a superb educational experience. The clinical facilities are modern, with state-of-the-art imaging, informatics, and other technologies. The faculty include the largest group of board-certified vascular surgeons in the region, with diverse backgrounds and professional interests. All perform and teach basic and advanced endovascular procedures. In addition, fellows will work with and learn from faculty from other specialties, including cardiology, interventional radiology, and vascular medicine.
Training is comprehensive. Vascular fellows become competent in the performance of a broad range of routine and complex open vascular surgery operations, including cerebrovascular, aortic, visceral arterial, peripheral arterial, venous, and other types of cases. UC Davis is recognized for its leadership in advanced endovascular therapies and fellows' interventional training includes carotid artery stenting, endovascular and hybrid treatment of thoracic and abdominal aortic aneurysms, peripheral interventions for acute and chronic peripheral artery disease, trauma, embolotherapies, and interventions for venous disease. In addition to offering a high volume of patient care experiences, UC Davis has an American College of Surgeons accredited simulation facility, the UC Davis Center for Virtual Care, that includes high-fidelity endovascular procedure simulators.
Fellows learn how to use a full range of imaging and diagnostic technologies and will work extensively with ultrasound imaging. They gain experience in vascular laboratory test interpretation and are required to pass the ARDMS examination for Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation (RPVI) certification.
The vascular surgery fellow will conduct a clinical research project with a vascular surgery faculty mentor and will also be responsible for a weekly teaching conference and regular journal club.
UC Davis Graduate Medical Education (GME) programs are fully compliant with all policies and guidance of the ACGME. The Office of GME serves as a source of additional information about personnel policies, educational resources, state licensure, and other topics of interest to residents and fellows.