Medical School

Department of Surgery

Vascular Surgery Fellowship Program

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.

Rotation sites include the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview - a nationally respected teaching hospital, the Minneapolis Veterans Health Care System - a large regional care center, the Twin Cities' largest hospital - Abbott Northwestern; and Fairview Southdale -a suburban community hospital with over 40 specialty services. Sites are conveniently located and offer fellows a varied experience fitting the trainee for futures in either academic or private practices. Research and scholarship are also components of training.

Applications are accepted and processed through the Electronic Resident Application Services (ERAS) found at Some documents required include:

  • Completed ERAS application form
  • Personal statement
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Passport-sized photograph (Optional)
  • Three letters of recommendation from faculty members
  • USMLE Board scores
  • American Board of Surgery In-training (ABSITE) exams
  • ECFMG certification

Please note: candidates for this integrated program must have completed an ACGME approved 5 year general residency program. The complete eligibility requirement may be read at the following link: Eligibility Requirements

The University of Minnesota supports ECFMG J-1 visa sponsorship for fellows enrolled in graduate medical education.

Candidates selected for interview are invited to come in on Thursday evening for an informal opportunity to meet current fellows at a hosted dinner. (Optional)

Formal interviews as well as site-specific presentations will be held on campus between 8 am – noon on Friday.

For more information about the University of Minnesota Vascular Surgery Fellowship contact the office of the Program Director, Steven M. Santilli, MD, PhD, MBA at 612-625-1485.

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  • Last modified on September 10, 2013