Team performing vascular surgery

Vascular Surgery Fellowship Program

Team performing vascular surgery

The Englewood Health Vascular Fellowship Program is a two-year ACGME-accredited postgraduate training program. Completion of the program prepares the trainee to become certified by the American Board of Vascular Surgery and to pursue a career in academia and/or clinical practice.

The program provides both the experiences and environment where fellows can develop the surgical skills, medical knowledge, communication, clinical skills, and professional attitudes to become physicians committed to lifelong learning, medical system integration, and excellence in the diagnosis of vascular diseases, performance of open vascular surgery, and endovascular interventions.

Our program has a long history, dating back to 1978. Today, the program functions as a component of the Heart and Vascular Institute, which fosters collaboration among vascular surgery and cardiology. We also have an active podiatric surgery service, a wound care center, and hyperbaric oxygen therapy program (see our divisional structure), adding to the overall experience of the fellows. Fellows are encouraged to participate in a variety of research projects and are assisted in their academic pursuits including manuscript preparation.

Curriculum

The fellowship training program comprises all the clinical and academic components of

  • Endovascular diagnostics and therapeutics
  • Noninvasive vascular testing with ultrasound-based therapeutics
  • Clinical research
  • Open surgical procedures

Learn more about the program’s curriculum

Application and Admission

Postgraduate vascular training requires the completion of a certified five-year general surgical program with General Surgery board eligibility or certification. The application process includes verification of the preparatory training and a personal interview. Selection of a candidate is based on credentials, references, interview, past achievements and assessment of work ethic and compatibility with the hospital work-force and care of patients.

Application Timeline

Application is through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).

  • November 16, 2022: December cycle fellowship applicants may begin submitting applications to programs at 9 a.m. ET.
  • December 7, 2022: December cycle fellowship programs may begin reviewing applications at 9 a.m. ET.
  • May 31, 2023: ERAS 2023 season ends at 5 p.m. ET.

Contact Us

Thomas Bernik, MD, FACS, FSVS
Chief, Section of Vascular Surgery
Vascular Surgery Fellowship Program Director
thomas.bernik@ehmchealth.org

Elis Tossounian
Vascular Surgery Fellowship Program Coordinator
elis.tossounian@ehmchealth.org

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