Vascular Surgery Fellowship

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The Vascular Surgery Fellowship at the University of Kentucky is a two-year fellowship program.  The accredited program by the Association of Program Directors in Vascular Surgery (APDVS) and ACGME was reaccredited without citations in 2017.  Program Director, Dr. David Minion has been faculty at the University of Kentucky since 1997. Dr. Minion is widely published and well known nationally and internationally as an innovator in complex endovascular aortic surgery. 
Dr. Nathan Orr is the Assistant Program Director for the Vascular Surgery Fellowship.  Dr. Orr completed his residency and fellowship at UK and has been the Assistant Program Director for 2 years.
The vascular surgery service has six full time faculty members, a full complement of general surgery residents, vascular pharmacist, vascular medicine, and a vascular physician assistant. 
The University of Kentucky Hospital is the referral center for the state of Kentucky, as well as adjoining regions of West Virginia, Ohio, and Tennessee. Our Appalachian and eastern Kentucky population has a very high incidence of occlusive and aneurysmal pathology, and they present with very advanced disease.  Our fellow’s perform a high volume of cases, and the fellows ACGME case logs routinely are over the 90th percentile in complex aortic, renovascular, and mesenteric cases. 
Albert B. Chandler Hospital

Albert B. Chandler Hospital at the University of Kentucky is a new state-of-the-art one million square foot patient care facility with 945 beds and over 100 ICU rooms.  There are two hybrid vascular operating rooms, both with fixed imaging Siemens Artis Zeego fluoroscopy units. 

The Faculty are very active in regional, national and international societies.  Our faculty have served as officers, committee chairs, and members of national and regional organizations.  Our fellows generally attend meetings for Society for Vascular Surgery, Southern Association for Vascular Surgery, VAST3, UCLA Moore Course, and other conferences where an abstract is accepted.

Hybrid OR at UK

Responsibilities of the First-Year Fellow

  • Attend vascular clinic one day per week.
  • On call Q3-4, vascular fellows do not take primary consult calls, do not take in-house call.
  • O.R. responsibilities 4 days per week.
  • Attend conferences (see schedule).
  • Assume O.R. and endovascular responsibilities when on-call and when second year fellow is away at conferences and on vacation.
  • Round daily on in-patients with the members of the vascular service.

Responsibilities of the Second-Year Fellow

  • Attend vascular clinic one day per week.
  • On “junior attending” call 4-5 week days a month and one weekend a month.
  • Assume O.R. responsibilities four days per week.
  • Attend conferences (see schedule).
  • Read vascular labs every 2-3 weeks.
  • Clinical research, 1-2 manuscripts is expected.

Conferences

  • Tuesday at 7:00 am: Vascular Case Conference
  • Wednesday at 6:45 am: General Surgery Grand Rounds
  • Thursday at 6:45 am: M&M
  • Friday at 7:00 am: "Rutherford's Textbook of Vascular Surgery Conference" where chapters in the book are reviewed.

It is expected that upon completion of the fellowship, trainees will be able to achieve Board Certification in Vascular Surgery and have full credentials in both the open and endovascular treatment of peripheral vascular diseases.

Selection to the fellowship is accomplished through the National Resident Matching Program. Interested candidates are asked to submit their applications through ERAS. Only applications entered electronically will be accepted. Qualified applicants will be invited for interviews.

Interview dates are: 

Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Saturday, March 10, 2018

A Meet and Greet will be held the night before the interviews

Contact:

David Minion
David Minion, MD

Professor of Surgery
Section of Vascular Surgery

Robin Riley
Fellowship Program Coordinator
Section of Vascular Surgery

 
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