Vascular Surgery Fellowship in Burlington, VT
For the first time in the 60 year history of
the University of Vermont Surgical Residency Program a fellowship
program has been established. The University of Vermont Medical
Center Vascular Surgery Fellowship was newly accredited by the
ACGME in 2015. The fellowship follows the Independent "5 + 2"
paradigm leading to Board Certification in Vascular Surgery.
Residents completing a general surgery or cardiothoracic
residency are eligible to apply.
The Vascular Division includes 5 vascular surgeons who are highly
motivated to educate the next generation of vascular surgeons
through individualized instruction. The two-year fellowship
offers the complete range of clinical experience including a wide
variety of open and endovascular surgery performed in a state of
the art hybrid operating room. Rotations include a comprehensive
experience in the David Pilcher Noninvasive Vascular Laboratory
to prepare the fellow for the Registered Physician in Vascular
Interpretation (RPVI) examination. Our experienced team includes
two nurse practioners and a physician's assistant. In addition,
the UVMMC Department of Surgery trains 4 categorical general
surgery residents per year.
Opportunities for teaching and clinical research are key
components of the training program. The UVMMC Division of
Vascular Surgery was a founding member of the Vascular Study Group of New England (VSGNE)
and is an active participant in the Vascular Quality Initiative (VQI). Vascular fellows
will gain experience in quality assurance and improvement through
Our two year program is designed to produce compassionate and skilled surgeons who practice evidence-based medicine with a focus on optimizing outcomes and lifelong learning. Graduates of the vascular fellowship will be prepared for the independent practice of vascular surgery in an academic or private practice setting.
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Daniel J. Bertges, MD
Associate Professor of Vascular Surgery & Medicine
Vascular Surgery Fellowship Director