Babak Abai, MD, FACS
Vascular Surgery Fellowship Program
The field of vascular surgery has undergone significant changes in the last decade, mostly involving the institution of minimally invasive endovascular surgical techniques. The Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery specializes in carotid artery stenting and carotid endarterectomy, endovascular and open aortic aneurysm repair and various treatments for peripheral vascular disease through percutaneous and open approaches.
As our population ages, there will be increased demand for trainees to treat peripheral vascular disease. Our fellowship program has been accredited to train one fellow each year. The training curriculum at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital is for two years - concentrating on endovascular techniques for the first year and open techniques in the second year.
The ACGME accredited Fellowship Program in the Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery is designed to spark innovation and excellence in the clinical and academic future of our vascular surgery trainees. All of our current graduates have passed the board exams and all have gone on to have successful academic and private practice careers.
Interested candidates must intend to complete a five-year categorical general surgery training program prior to enrollment. Information can be obtained by contacting the Program Director, at (215) 955-8304.