Vascular Surgery Fellowship Program
Our areas of specific interest include the biology of vascular implants, endografts and stents, mechanisms of graft healing, the study of vein graft stenosis and myointimal hyperplasia in humans, and the possible improvement in prosthetic graft patency conferred by autogenous vein patches and cuffs. We continue to work with Ron Heimark, PhD, a well recognized basic scientist in the areas of vascular biology, including endothelial cell transplantation, smooth muscle cell function and the role of cadherins in vascular biology.
Message from Kay R. Goshima, MD, Program Director
On behalf of the vascular surgery faculty and fellows, I’d like to welcome you to the University of Arizona Vascular Surgery Fellowship Program. Our goal is to produce well-rounded trainees in all aspects of vascular surgery and highly competent independent practitioners of our specialty.
Our two year fellowship is an RRC accredited program. Upon completion of the fellowship program, our graduates are board eligible for the Special Qualifications in Vascular Surgery granted by the American Board of Surgery.
Our fellowship program has a strong history. We have graduated over 40 vascular surgery fellows since 1979. Our past Program Directors include: Drs. Wesley Moore, Jerry Goldstone, Victor Bernhard and Joseph Mills.
We are proud of our past and current fellows, and our teaching faculty are dedicated to resident training.
Thank you for your interest in our Vascular Surgery Fellowship Program at the University of Arizona. Please feel free to reach out to our office with any questions.
Our curriculum is structured to further the skills and knowledge of the general surgery resident to produce highly trained and well-rounded physicians in the specialty of vascular surgery with mature technical skills and surgical judgment.
The University of Arizona Program in Vascular Surgery is two years in duration and RRC-accredited for both years. The curriculum closely follows the guidelines established by the APDVS (Association of Program Directors in Vascular Surgery) in basic science, clinical, endovascular, and vascular laboratory. Advanced training in Vascular and Endovascular Surgery is an essential component for the trainee to develop the added knowledge-base and skill-set to function an independent vascular surgeon.
The University of Arizona Vascular Surgery Fellowship program offers a blend of university, private and VA settings to obtain comprehensive vascular surgery training. The diversity of the teaching faculty across these settings exposes the resident to a broad case mix. Our three teaching sites consist of: (1) Banner University Medical Center - Tucson, (2) Tucson Medical Center, a community-based hospital, (3) and also the Southern Arizona VA Hospital.
In addition, our ICAVL accredited Non-Invasive Vascular Laboratory is located in the outpatient clinic. Our vascular residents will be able to demonstrate the ability to accurately interpret non-invasive laboratory studies. This experience includes the range and number of non-invasive studies to allow a vascular resident graduate to sit for the Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation (RPVI) certification.
The ultimate goal of this program is to produce well-rounded trainees in all aspects of vascular surgery, leading to the development of thoughtful, ethical, and highly competent independent practitioners of the specialty.
Kay R. Goshima, MD
Professor of Surgery
How to Apply
Our program accepts applications through the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS) and participates in the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP).
In addition to the ERAS application, please include:
- Three letters of recommendation
- Dean’s letter (MSPE)
- Official transcripts from medical school
- USMLE score reports
- Applicants currently in post-graduate training must supply a letter of reference from their current Program Director
Vascular Surgery Education Leadership
Get to know the faculty leading the vascular surgery educations programs.
Our teaching locations include Banner – University Medical Center Tucson, our primary teaching hospital; Tucson Medical Center, a community-based hospital; and the Southern Arizona Veterans Affairs Hospital.