The Division of Vascular Surgery at the University of Buffalo offers a fellowship (5 + 2) training program in Vascular Surgery that has received accreditation with commendation from the ACGME.
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 manuscript.
There are 7 full-time vascular faculty, with multiple volunteer vascular faculty.
The goals of the program is 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:
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.
Successful graduates are eligible for certification in Vascular Surgery as provided by the American Board of Surgery.