The Division of Vascular Surgery at VCU Health provides clinical services at the MCV campus, Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center, and HCA John Randolph Hospital.
In addition to seeing patients downtown at VCU Health, our surgeons also see their patients at the Baird Vascular Institute, located near Richmond's West End, just off 195 at 205 N. Hamilton Street. A state-of-the-art facility offering customized care tailored to the needs of the vascular patient.
The Division of Vascular Surgery at VCU has several ongoing clinical research programs underway, including outcomes research related to lower extremity revascularization using various endovascular techniques. Vascular Fellow Hamed Taheri, MD, presented his research study Use of Peak Ankle Velocity (PAV) to Assess Lower Extremity Arterial Insufficiency (LEAI) at this year's Surgery Research Day.
Recent Vascular Fellows have presented their work at regional and national meetings on a variety of topics including lower extremity bypass, dialysis access, aneurysm management, and upper extremity deep venous thrombosis management. Although there is no dedicated research rotation at present, our current Fellows find adequate time to work on clinical research projects particularly when they are on their Interventional and Ambulatory/Community Based rotations.
Training for General Surgery Residents takes place at MCV Hospitals, the teaching component of VCU Medical Center, and McGuire VA Medical Center Hospital. The Vascular Fellow trains at MCV Hospitals and at John Randolph Hospital. The first and second year vascular fellow lead the vascular surgery service at VCU Medical Center with the General Surgery resident team and the Vascular Surgery Nurse Practitioner.
The Vascular Surgery Fellowship is structured to provide the opportunity for progressive responsibility over two years. How to apply to this fellowship program.
The Vascular Fellow begins his/her Fellowship with 6 months on the core MCV campus rotation under the guidance of the Chairman and Program Director, Dr. Mark Levy. During this rotation, core Vascular Surgical principles are stressed for both open and endovascular procedures. During the 2nd six-month rotation, there is a core Interventional Radiology rotation under the direct supervision of five Interventional Radiologists.
During the 2nd year of the Fellowship, the Fellow works between MCV Hospitals, Baird Vascular Institute and HCA John Randolph Hospital. This provides the Fellow with substantial open vascular surgical exposure, as well as contact and experience working in an outpatient endovascular center. During the last three months of their tenure, the Vascular Fellow is scheduled to return to the MCV campus to complete their training on the core Vascular Surgery Service at VCU.
The Vascular Surgery Interest Group at VCU (VSIG) is a student conducted organiztion dedicated to promoting the field of vascular surgery among VCU medical students and the community at large. We are committed to providing research, shadowing, and mentorship opportunities for members, while fostering community relationships through outreach and engagement. Learn more.