About the Program
Baylor College of Medicine has been a leader in the field of vascular surgery for over five decades. The high standards of excellence and spirit of innovation originally established by Dr. Michael E. DeBakey and Dr. E. Stanley Crawford are still alive and flourishing today.
Vascular Surgery Training Pathways
The ACGME Independent pathway or 5-2 vascular surgery training program accepts trainees who have successfully completed an ACGME-accredited General Surgery Program, into a two-year Vascular Surgery training paradigm. Upon completion, trainees are eligible for dual General Surgery Certification and Vascular Surgery Certification by the American Board of Surgery (ABS) and the Vascular Surgery Board (VSB). There is also a 0-5 Integrated training program that accepts applicants directly from medical school.
The 5-2 Vascular Surgery Independent Fellowship Program provides comprehensive training in the evaluation, treatment and longitudinal care of vascular patients with best medical, open surgical and catheter-based endoluminal therapy. Resident trainees work in a stimulating, collaborative environment that emphasizes clinical excellence. Training sites are diverse and include Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center, Texas Children’s Hospital, The Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Administration Medical Center and Ben Taub Hospital (Harris Health System).
This training program includes a broad clinical experience in all aspects of vascular surgery, including but not limited to the noninvasive vascular laboratory, carotid occlusive disease, complex aortic aneurysm, visceral and renal artery disease, lower extremity occlusive disease, limb salvage, diabetic foot, acute and chronic venous disease, dialysis access management.
Producing Leaders and Innovators in Vascular Disease
The primary goal of each program is to produce highly competent vascular surgeons who achieve board certification and enter independent practice fully prepared to offer the highest standards of vascular care.
Over the past four decades, more than 120 vascular surgeons from the United States and other countries have completed our training program and many have become leaders in vascular surgery around the world. Our recent graduates have been successful in establishing clinical careers of their choice, including academic and community-based practices.