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.
Baylor College of Medicine’s Vascular Surgery Integrated Residency Training Program is a five-year ACGME-approved clinical program, with an additional dedicated research year (focused on study design, biostatistics and outcomes) inserted between clinical years two and three, leading to board eligibility for certification by the Vascular Surgery Board of the American Board of Surgery. Each year, this program accepts one Vascular Surgery integrated resident from the best and brightest medical school graduates across the country.
The Vascular Surgery Integrated Residency Program provides comprehensive training in the evaluation, treatment and longitudinal care of vascular patients with the 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, 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, and dialysis access management.
Producing Leaders and Innovators in Vascular Disease
The primary goal of both the vascular integrated residency (0-5) and vascular surgery independent (5-2) fellowship programs is to produce highly competent vascular surgeons who achieve board certification and enter independent practice fully prepared to offer the highest standards of vascular surgery care. In addition, both programs produce leaders and innovators in the field of vascular disease, who educate patients, train residents/fellows, direct important research, create new treatment algorithms, and develop new treatment methodologies and devices designed to improve patient outcomes.
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. Our first vascular surgery integrated residency (0-5) trainee completed the program and graduated in 2022.