Residency and Fellowship
UVA Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Residency and Fellowship
VASCULAR SURGERY RESIDENCY PROGRAM
The Vascular Surgery residency program was established in 1998 by Dr. Irving L. Kron and is recognized as one ofthe top clinical residency programs in the country. Our current vascular surgery program director is Dr. Kenneth J. Cherry and the associate program director is Dr. Gib Upchurch. The vascular surgery residency program is two continuous years (2) of clinical training in adult vascular and endovascular surgery. All of the vascular surgery training is based at the University of Virginia Medical Center. At the completion of clinical training, residents are eligible for certification by the American Board of Surgery with specialty in Vascular Surgery.
The program spans the continuum of care from pre operative assessment, plan, and execution of operation, criticalcare management, post operative recovery, and post surgical follow up evaluation. Residents are exposed to a variety of surgical and endovascular surgical treatments- from standard to new and innovative. The primary focus of our program is to produce vascular surgery surgeons that are competitive for both academic and private practice positions at the completion of their training. As a tertiary medical center, the vascular surgery service receives a high volume of diverse and complex cases which provides an excellent clinical experience for the residents. The emphasis of the program is to develop vascular surgeons who have superior technical skills and strong clinical judgment. The depth and variety of clinical volume precludes any time for laboratory research, though clinical projects, papers, and presentations are strongly encouraged and supported. We offer one RRC-approved position a year in the vascular surgery program. The case variety and clinical experience at the University is varied and robust. All residents will be exposed to and will perform, with appropriate supervision, open vascular cases (carotid endarterectomy, aortic aneurysms, mesenteric and renal, peripheral arterial, venous, and endovascular aortic and peripheral procedures).