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About the Residency

The Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery has demonstrated a longstanding commitment to educating future leaders in vascular surgery through our training programs in the UMass Chan Medical School. Our traditional fellowship was established in 1982. We are proud of our 36 graduates, all of whom are board-certified vascular surgeons, practicing in private, academic, and military practices. Our final fellowship graduate completed training in 2012.

We transitioned to a “0+5” training paradigm in 2008, the fourth program of its type in the country to receive Residency Review Committee approval. We were fortunate to be approved in 2010 for expansion to two resident positions per year.  In academic year 2015-16, we reached a full complement of ten residents. Our first chief resident graduated in 2013, and chose to join the faculty here at UMass Chan. For a complete list of our alumni, click here. We have been very fortunate to attract a wonderfully talented group of residents to our program; they are a remarkably diverse, yet cohesive group! See our 2024-2025 residents.

2024-2025 Vascular Surgery Residents

The partnership between the UMass Chan Medical School and UMass Memorial Health identified in its Strategic Plan that: Our mission is to advance the health and well-being of the people in the Commonwealth and the world through pioneering advances in education, research, and health care delivery. The UMass Chan Medical School is comprised of the Medical School, Tan Chingfen Graduate School of Nursing at UMass Chan Medical School, and the Morningside Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at UMass Chan Medical School. The faculty boasts nationally and internationally recognized leaders, including recipients of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, the Lasker Award, the Banting Medal, the Ellison Award, the Keck Award, the Gairdner Award, the Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences, and Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professorships. Annual research funding awards exceeded $280 million in 2016, placing it in the top 2% of all NIH-funded institutions. UMass Chan is consistently ranked in the top ten percent of the nation’s 129 medical schools for excellence in primary care education by weekly news magazine U.S. News & World Report in its annual review “America’s Best Graduate Schools.” UMass Chan was also ranked as the most entrepreneurial medical school in the US with $520 million/year in entrepreneurial and miscellaneous revenue, averaged over the last 5 years.

Our clinical partner, UMass Memorial Health, is the largest health care system in Central and Western Massachusetts covering a patient population of 1 million. The two main campuses, University and Memorial, house over 750 beds, including 7 critical care units, and a Stepdown Unit dedicated exclusively to patients admitted to the Heart and Vascular Center of Excellence. The healthcare system generates over $2 billion in annual revenue, with approximately 60,000 admissions annually. We are a Level 1 Trauma Center, with numerous medical and surgical residency and fellowship programs. We particularly value our relationship with our General Surgery Residency colleagues! Under the direction of Dr. Jennifer Lafemina, the residency continues its strong tradition of training general surgeons for whatever career path they choose. They are a tremendously accomplished group.

Our fully accredited Integrated Residency participates in the National Resident Matching Program to match two residents for categorical positions each year. We have eight faculty members, each of whom is dedicated to the provision of the highest quality care to their patients and highest quality surgical education for their residents. We are committed to preparing our trainees to become leaders in any vascular surgery career they wish to pursue, in a friendly and respectful work environment.

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Interview season
2024 - 2025

This program participates in the NRMP.  We accept applications only through the ERAS.  If selected, you will receive an invitation for a in-person interview. Our Interview dates for the 2024-2025 Match are November 14, 2024, December 10, 2024 and January 9, 2025,  

We are happy to welcome Katherine Salley and Nathaniel Forrester to our residency.

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