Our program aims to prepare you to enter independent practice and succeed as a skilled practitioner of vascular surgery. Upon completion, you will function at the high level of performance expected of a board certified specialist.

Program Highlights 

  • Training on every level: You get an optimal educational experience, with hands-on training in vascular surgery techniques from faculty with various levels of experience.
  • Committed to your growth: We’re fully invested in your professional development, providing you a robust didactic curriculum and ample learning opportunities in the OR.
  • Whole person support: We’re committed to the physical, mental, and spiritual wellness of all our residents and faculty. Various resources are at your disposal whenever you need help.

PROGRAM COMPONENTS

Conferences

Resident Required Conferences:

  • General Surgery M&M
  • General Surgery Lectures (SCORE)
  • Vascular Surgery Lectures (VSCORE)
  • Vascular Case Conference
  • CVQI & Aortic Conference (alternate monthly)
  • Vascular Multidisciplinary Didactics with IR & Nephrology
  • Grand Rounds

Additional didactics:

  • Monthly JVS online Journal Club
  • Quarterly vascular skills labs (Cadaver & Endo Labs)
  • Monthly Skills practice one-on-one with attending

Facilities

You will have the opportunity to train with skilled teams in facilities well-equipped for vascular surgery. Your rotation sites include:

  • Loma Linda University Children's Hospital
  • Loma Linda University Medical Center
  • VA Loma Linda Healthcare System

Research

Research opportunities are available across many journals. You’ll be able to be first author, working alongside faculty from societies like:

  • SVS
  • Western Vascular Society
  • So Cal Vascular Surgery Society
  • Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Society

Education Concentrations

The scope of the expertise you gain in our program includes proficiency in:

  • The diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the arterial, venous, and lymphatic systems (exclusive of the heart and intracranial vessels)
  • All standard open surgical and endovascular approaches to vascular diseases
  • The basic science, pathophysiology, and non-invasive diagnostic techniques