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. 

David MinionProgram 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. 

The vascular surgery service has eight (8) full time faculty members, a full complement of general surgery residents, vascular pharmacist, vascular medicine, vascular physician assistant, and three advanced practice providers. 

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 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 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 and a brand new Siemens Artis Pheno.

Our volume and case mix index at UK Chandler Hospital is such that we now have two (2) independent vascular surgery inpatient services. The trainees, AAPs, and faculty rotate on both services.

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.


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

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.

Our program accepts applications through the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS) and participates in the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP). Only applications submitted through ERAS will be accepted. Qualified applicants will be invited for interviews.

Interview Dates for 2022 
March TBD

Actual dates have not been determined but typically take place in January, February and March. Check back for updated interview information.

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David Minion
David Minion, MD

Professor of Surgery
Section of Vascular Surgery

Tracey Sloan Lansdale
Fellowship Program Coordinator
Section of Vascular Surgery