Welcome from Program Director
Thank you for considering University of Rochester for your training in Vascular Surgery. I know you have choices and I would like to tell you why I think that you would be pleased to train here.
U of R has always been known for its innovation and leadership in the field of vascular surgery. Our excellent faculty includes some of the world’s leaders in Vascular Surgery today. Over the years our division has included landmark leaders in establishing the field of vascular surgery such as Drs. DeWeese, Adams, Rob, Ouriel, Green, Ricotta, Eklof, Feliciano, Chuter and Greenburg. U of R was one among the first Universities to establish the Integrated (0+5) Vascular Surgery Residency in 2006. This excellent program will allow you to focus on your career path right from the beginning of your training without delay. If you are already in a general surgery training program we offer our Traditional Independent (5+2) Vascular Surgery Fellowship. Established in 1978 this proud legacy of training has had the privilege of training 31 vascular fellows. These fine surgeons have gone on to become Chiefs of Vascular Surgery at Cincinnati, Columbia, Duke, Rochester and Temple. Some of the past trainees have gone on to academic jobs at the finest institutions such as Cleveland Clinic, Duke, Mass General, UCLA, UCSF, and Univ Cincinnati.
In this day of shrinking open surgery U of R is fortunate to have maintained a very large volume of open vascular surgery. We practice the breadth of vascular surgery but have particular expertise and experience in the management of Carotid, Aorta, Fem-Pop, Venous, ESRD and TOS. Similarly, your exposure to endovascular surgery at the U of R will include an incredibly large volume of endovascular surgery incorporating carotid stenting, EVAR and TEVAR. You will be trained to perform endovascular surgery in our cutting edge hybrid operating room. This dedicated Vascular Surgery OR suite is designed with state of the art imaging as well as Intravascular Ultrasonography, Percutaneous Mechanical Thrombectomy and Computer Assisted Design for endograft stent sizing. In addition you will be trained to perform percutaneous procedures in excellent outpatient cath labs.
Vascular surgery research is a top priority for our Division. We are principal or associate investigators in numerous national clinical trials (EVAR, TEVAR, CAS, ATTACT, RECON). Our faculty not only perform a myriad of clinical research but also run an active Basic Science Lab investigating Vascular Disease. You will have opportunities to learn a variety of techniques such as nucleic acid and protein analysis, genetic engineering, and biomechanical engineering. Our trainees have published numerous first author publications in premier medical journals and presented at competitive national meetings.
The Graduate Medical Education Programs at the U of R are among the top nationally Ranked GME programs in the United States. As the Program Director of Vascular Surgery I believe in maintaining an open door policy. This training program is focused on you, the trainee and our responsibilities to you, assuring that you are educated in a nonhostile, academic environment.
David Gillespie , M.D.
Program Director, Professor of Surgery
Department of Surgery, Division of Vascular Surgery
University of Rochester Medical Center
601 Elmwood Avenue, Box SURG
Rochester, NY 14642
Office Phone: (585) 276-3384
Fax: (585) 756-7752