Welcome to the Division of Vascular Surgery
Welcome to the Vascular Surgery Section of the University of Minnesota. We are committed to performing high-quality vascular surgery for patients in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul and throughout the state of Minnesota. We also conduct basic science research and clinical outcomes studies as well as teach students and residents, in the field of vascular surgery. Please feel free to browse our pages for more details on educational conferences, training program, research activities and future plans.
Steven M. Santilli, M.D., Ph.D.
Chief, Vascular Surgery
University of Minnesota
Endovascular Surgery at the University is an area of expertise for the faculty. These minimally invasive procedures spare patients discomfort and shorten recovery times. We perform both diagnostic arteriography as well as interventional procedures for both occlusive and aneurysmal disease.
Procedures performed include:
- Diagnostic arteriography
- Intra-arterialgraphy angioplasty
- Intra-arterial stenting
- Endograft repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm
Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms
Ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms are the 13th leading cause of death in the United States. Our program for endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms is rapidly growing. This is a minimally invasive technique to repair abdominal aortic aneurysms which can result in shorter hospital stays and easier recovery for patients. With our unique two surgeon approach, we are able to repair not only technically easy abdominal aortic aneurysms, but we have been able to expand the technology to include those individuals previously considered not to be candidates for this technique.
The Fellowship program at the University of Minnesota, Division of Vascular Surgery is a fully accredited two-year training program in vascular surgery. We accept two fellows per year via the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). Upon completion, fellows will be eligible for the Certificate of Special Qualifications in Vascular Surgery granted by the American Board of Surgery.
Fellows will receive training in open vascular surgery, endovascular procedures, and the management of patients with hemodynamic instability, multiple organ system failure, complex co-existing medical problems. Noninvasive vascular interpretation training is also included.
Go to the Vascular Surgery Fellowship page for program and application information.
Vascular Conference Schedule
Click here for the latest monthly schedule for the Vascular Disease Conference.
Associate Professor and Interim Division Chief