Vascular Surgery Integrated Residency

Linda M. Harris, MD.

Program director Linda M. Harris, MD, ensures that our training is comprehensive and rigorous. Harris has research expertise in areas including aneurysms, cerebrovascular disease and venous disease — and she is always eager to share her knowledge with residents.

The Division of Vascular Surgery at the University of Buffalo offers an ACGME-approved residency (0 + 5) training program in Vascular Surgery.

The vascular component of the training is spent between the Kaleida Health System, the Buffalo VA Medical Center, and the Sisters of Charity Hospital. Each hospital has a fully equipped non-invasive laboratory. Hybrid suites are also present at each site. Angiography suites are utilized for pure endovascular procedures, as well as hybrid and regular ORs for complex endovascular and open vascular procedures.

Trainees participate in approximately 3-4 hours of didactic conferences per week and are expected to engage in investigative efforts, which result in presentation and publication of at least one, and typically several manuscripts.

There are 7 full-time vascular faculty, with multiple volunteer vascular faculty as well.


The goals of the Programs are to provide a learning and training environment that facilitates the development of expert vascular specialists who will have the tools and abilities to be leaders in both the clinical and academic community of vascular surgeons. These goals are accomplished by providing:

  • Didactic instruction and basic laboratory research experience in vascular physiology and pathobiology
  • Instruction and direct clinical experience with the technology, clinical applications, and professional interpretation of all forms of noninvasive vascular testing
  • Instruction and direct clinical experience in the performance and interpretation of non-surgical vascular interventions including arteriography, angioplasty and stenting, and endovascular repair of aortic aneurysms and vascular trauma
  • Supervised performance of all forms of major non-cardiac vascular surgical procedures

Following successful completion of the training program, the trainee is eligible for certification with RVPI and eligible for certification in Vascular Surgery by the American Board of Surgery. Trainees have been competitive candidates for the professional position of their choice, including both private and academic practices

  • 4/26/17
    Our curriculum will help you fully develop your clinical care abilities, research expertise, professionalism, leadership skills and knowledge about the full spectrum of conditions you will encounter as a specialist in surgery.
  • 9/3/19
    Our current residents report that our rotations and electives, stimulating research opportunities and supportive faculty constitute a rewarding training environment.

Program Director

Harris, Linda

Linda Harris, MD

Program Director Vascular Surgery, Professor of Surgery

Buffalo General Medical Center, Department of Surgery, 100 High Street B-7 Buffalo, NY 14203

Phone: 716-859-4225; Fax: 716-859-4222


Training Program Administrator

Joanne Cozzo

Training Program Administrator

Department of Surgery

Buffalo General Medical Center, 100 High Street, Surgery B-7, Buffalo, NY 14203

Phone: (716) 859-4207; Fax: (716) 859-4222