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Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy Fellowship Program

The Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy at Loyola University Medical Center provides opportunities for training in Vascular Surgery including a traditional two-year fellowship (5+2) and a five year integrated vascular surgery residency (0+5). Both programs are ACGME accredited and provide exposure to the entire spectrum of arterial and venous disease, and includes non-operative care, as well as open surgical and endovascular management.

The Vascular Surgery Fellowship Program at Loyola University Medical Center was created in 1978, with the primary objective of providing comprehensive training for the management of arterial, venous and lymphatic diseases.  In addition to the clinical training we offer at Loyola and the Edward Hines Jr. Veterans Affairs Hospitals, we have an established a strong tradition in graduate and undergraduate education and research.

Loyola University Medical Center is an academic hospital associated with the Stritch School of Medicine. This tertiary care center offers the spectrum of open vascular and endovascular cases, including cerebrovascular, aortoiliac and infrainguinal occlusive disease, abdominal aneurysms, visceral arterial disease, arteriovenous access and venous interventions. The vascular service at Loyola supports the facility's busy Level 1 trauma center. The volume and complexity of both open and endovascular procedures easily fulfills Vascular Surgery training program case requirements. All graduates to date have exceeded this goal. In addition to participating in the operating room, catheterization lab, and outpatient clinic, trainees are expected to supervise and lead the team of medical students, surgery residents and podiatry residents rotating on the vascular service.

The Vascular Surgery training programs at Loyola University Medical Center is geared towards, but not exclusive to, surgeons who are interested in an academic career. We emphasize acquiring endovascular techniques, open surgical skills, a noninvasive vascular laboratory background and involvement with clinical research projects. It is expected each trainee presents and/or publishes one research project per year of training.

Thank you for your interest in our programs. 

Carlos Bechara, MD

Carlos Bechara, MD
Professor of Surgery
Vascular Surgery Residency and Fellowship – Program Director