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This resource helps practicing vascular surgeons connect with endovascular mini-fellowships to meet their individual needs. Information has been compiled on known endovascular mini-fellowships. The documents include specific information, contacts, and hyperlinks to facilitate direct connections with programs of interest. Compiled by the Society for Vascular Surgery® (SVS) under the direction of the Fellows Council, the list is a component of the SVS Endovascular Training Opportunities Project. Funding has been provided through an unrestricted educational grant from Medtronic.

Endovascular Mini-Fellowships in the United States

* Designates mini-fellowships endorsed by the SVS Endovascular Program Evaluation and Endorsement Committee (EV-PEEC), which has published new guidelines for the endorsement of programs to train graduates of vascular fellowship programs in endovascular treatment. To update the fellowships contact communications@vascularsociety.org.

*Cleveland Clinic Foundation - Cleveland, OH
Program Directors Matthew J. Eagleton, MD
Contact Nancy Phuong, Residency Program, Dept. of Vascular Surgery, Cleveland Clinic, 9500 Euclid Ave - S40, Cleveland, OH 44195, Tel. 216-444-4766, Fax 216-444-9324, Email: phuongn@ccf.org
Description

The goals of the Endovascular Fellowship Program are:

  • Training in advanced catheter and guidewire skills
  • Performance of diagnostic arteriography with ability to selectively cannulte secondary and tertiary branches. This includes not only the lower extremity circulation but also the visceral circulation and brachiocephalic circulation
  • Advanced angioplasty and stenting
  • Proficiency with intravascular ultrasound for diagnostic and therapeutic procedures
  • The fellow will become proficient in the repair of abdominal and thoracic aortic aneurysms using a wide variety of devices
  • The individual will learn a wide variety of thrombolytic techniques, within not only the arterial but the venous circulation as well as multimodal therapy
Program Length  Three months (quarterly)
Mini-fellowship slots per session  Two (three in July-Sept)
Fee US$5,000 for three month program. Trainee pays travel and housing costs. Cleveland Clinic covers malpractice insurance.
Web Site  www.clevelandclinic.org/vascular/
  
*Hawaii Permanente Medical Group - Honolulu, HI
Program Director Nicolas Nelken, MD
Contact Nicolas Nelken, MD, Division of Vascular Therapy, Hawaii Permanente Medical Group, 3288 Moanalua Road, Honolulu, HI 96819, Tel. 808-432-8345, Email nicolas.a.nelken @ kp.org
Description The mini-fellowship, designed for vascular surgeons, involves joining three busy vascular surgeons in caring for the vascular needs of 240,000 Kaiser health plan members. The vascular practice is approximately 75% endovascular and most cases are performed in an endovascular OR. Cases include arteriography and endovascular therapy in all vascular beds including carotid and renal. There are elective cases all day four days a week plus emergencies.
Program Length Three months 
Mini-fellowship slots per session One
Fee No fee. Trainee pays travel and housing costs. 
Web Site www.kp.org 
  
New York-Presbyterian Hospital - New York, NY
Program Director James F. McKinsey, MD 
Contact Kassy Axente, Tel. 212-305-1028, Fax 212-342-3252, Email: kr2028@columbia.edu
Description The Endovascular Preceptorship Program is a three-month mini-fellowship sponsored by ev3 providing hands-on training for Vascular Surgeons in all types of catheter-based interventions for non-cardiac vascular disease. Trainees typically perform over 100 catheter-based interventions as the primary operator, including carotid stenting, viseral angioplasty, lower extremity subintimal angioplasty, abdominal and thoracic aortic stent grafting, thrombolysis and coil embolization. Procedures are performed at both the Cornell and the Columbia campuses.
Program Length Three months (quarterly) is preferred, but shorter fellowships may be available.
Mini-fellowship slots per session One 
Fee US$8,000 for three months. Trainee pays travel, malpractice and housing costs.
Web Site www.nypvascularcare.com
  
Stanford University Medical Center - Palo Alto, CA
Program Directors Ronald L. Dalman, MD
Jason T. Lee, MD
Contact Jason T. Lee, MD, Division of Vascular Surgery, Suite H3600, Stanford University Medical Center, 300 Pasteur Drive, Stanford, CA 94305  Tel: 650-725-5227  Email: mailto:jtlee@stanford.edu
Description

Our mini-fellowship offers a three month intensive training program designed to enhance the skills of the practicing vascular, cardiothoracic, or general surgeon.  Fellows will gain significant exposure to all diagnostic and therapeutic catheter-based vascular interventions. These procedures include diagnostic arteriography of all major vascular beds, carotid angioplasty/stenting, abdominal and thoracic aortic endografting, renal and mesenteric angioplasty/stenting, lower extremity and critical limb ischemia percutaneous revascularizations, IVC filter placement, and venous interventions. Past fellows have performed on average 100-200 procedures.

This is a multi-center training program, with cases being performed at multiple sites including Stanford University Medical Center, the VA Palo Alto, O’Connor Hospital, and Kaiser Santa Clara. Fellows will be trained exclusively by vascular surgeons with extensive experience in a wide range of endovascular techniques. Also new in Winter 2006 will be the opening of the Goodman Simulation Center at Stanford which will house an endovascular simulator. This will provide a substantial opportunity for the 3-month fellow to rehearse and refine many of the skills learned during the fellowship.

Program Length Three months
Mini-Fellowship slots per session One
Fee US$10,000. Trainee pays travel and housing costs.  
Web Site vascular.stanford.edu
  
The Mount Sinai School of Medicine - New York, NY
Program Director Ageliki Vouyouka, MD, FACS
Contact Ageliki Vouyouka, MD, FACS – 5 East 98th Street, Box 1273, New York NY 10029 – (212) 241-5393 – ageliki.vouyouka@mountsinai.org / Bohwoo Kim – 5 East 98th Street, Box 1259, New York, NY 10029 – (212) 241-2087 -  bohwoo.kim@mountsinai.org
Description

The Endovascular Mini-Fellowship Program is an activity conducted under the hospices of the Division of Vascular Surgery at The Mount Sinai School of Medicine. The Endovascular training offered will encompass both the body of knowledge relevant to the appropriate procedure selection and application, as well as, training in the technical aspects of endovascular procedures to ensure technical competence. Endovascular training will be provided under the guidance of our vascular surgeons, where they will serve as role models with expertise in both open and endovascular procedures. Our goal is to ensure that our trainees become proficient in the independent practice of endovascular surgery.

Program Length Three months
Mini-Fellowship slots per session One
Fee $10,000 (Full-Time) / $5,000 (Part-Time)  
Web Site In-progress
  
University of Rochester Medical Center - Rochester, NY
Contact Susan Edwards, 585-275-6772  (The program is currently inactive)

 

Mini-Fellowships Outside of the U.S.

 

*Narayana Institue of Vascular Sciences, Narayana Hrudayalaya- Bangalore, India
Program Directors Ramesh K Tripathi, MD, FRCS, FRACS (Vascular)
Contact

Dr. Robbie George, Fellowship Program, Narayana Institue of Vascular Sciences, Narayana Hrudayalaya Hospitals, Hosur Road, Bangalore-560099, India Tel. +918027832468, Email: vascularinstitute@vascularsurgeon.org.

Description

The goals of the Endovascular Fellowship Program are:

  • Training in basic and advanced catheter and guidewire skills
  • Competence in diagnostic arteriography including lower extremity, visceral, brachiocephalic and venous circulation
  • Advanced angioplasty and stenting including visceral, aortoiliac and tibal procedures. Also retrograde approaches to pedal revascularization
  • Familiarity and usage of intravascular ultrasound for diagnostic and therapeutic procedures
  • Competence in standard and familiarity with complex EVARs and TEVARs including Hybrid repair of abdominal and thoracic aortic aneurysms using a wide variety of devices
  • Illiac vein stenting and venous and arterial thrombolysis
Program Length Three months (quarterly)
Fee US$10,000 for three month program. Trainee pays travel, includes housing costs.
Web Site  www.vascularsurgeon.org
  
Australia - Sydney
Program Director/Contact Dr. John Harris, Professor of Vascular Surgery, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, University of Sydney NSW 2006, Australia, Tel. 61 2 93521 3358, Fax 61 2 9351 7075, Email: j_harris@med.usyd.edu.au
Description This is an informal program in which we have included practicing vascular surgeons spending research time (particularly sabbatical) in our program. The times are usually negotiable, subject to us fulfilling our obligations to our Vascular Fellow, as part of national training program in vascular/endovascular surgery.
Belgium - Flanders
Program Director Dr. Marc Bosiers, Head Dept Vascular Surgery, AZ St-Blasius, Kroonveldlaan 50, B- 9200 Dendermonde
Contact Flanders Medical Research Program, Kroonveldlaan 50, B-9200 Dendermonde, Tel. +32 52-252822,  Fax. +32 52-252289, Email: svs.fellowship@fmrp.be
Description

Short-term and long-term endovascular fellowships are offered.

Long-Term 

  • A stay of at least three months
  • The fellow will be completely enrolled in the service’s daily program and will after an initiation period of at least one month (scrubbing and assisting) be able to perform endovascular procedures as primary operator. The fellow will be actively participating in an endovascular research project
  • Maximum of one fellow/period
  • Training Fee: Euro 4000 per three month period

Short-Term

  • A stay of  two-four weeks
  • Fellow will be allowed to follow cases, scrub in and actively assist during endovascular interventions
  • Maximum of two fellows/period
  • Training fee: €1000.00/week/participant
Web Site

www.azsintblasius.be  (hospital) and www.fmrp.be (research activities)

 

 

Posted June 2010

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