Vascular Surgery Education
Elina Quiroga, MD, MPH
Associate Professor, Vascular Surgery Division
Program Director, Vascular Surgery Integrated Residency and Vascular Surgery Fellowship
The UW Division of Vascular Surgery offers world-class training in cutting-edge techniques taking advantage of the multiple sites of practice that our system has to offer. With two training paradigms, the Vascular Integrated Residency (0+5) and the traditional fellowship (5+2), we offer a comprehensive training in all aspects of vascular surgery. Our program is defined by a culture of diversity and inclusion; we actively address healthcare inequities to support our mission of improving the health of the public and promote equity, diversity and inclusion across all aspects of vascular surgery care. Four different training hospitals provide our residents and fellows with a unique experience that encompass the whole spectrum of vascular pathology, from complex aortic reconstruction with two 2 investigational device exemptions (IDE's) for juxtarenal and thoracoabdominal aortic repair, complex peripheral surgery driven by our Limb Preservation Service, and one of the largest vascular trauma experience in the country, matched with complex venous work and high-volume traditional open vascular surgery.
The University of Washington offers an ACGME accredited five-year integrated residency in Vascular Surgery. The first eighteen months include clinical training in core surgical education and the final three years and a half year comprise senior-level training in vascular surgery. Our program adds two candidates per year (directly following medical school) and complements our existing two-year AGME-accredited fellowship. Our sites of practice include Harborview Medical Center, UW Medical Center-Montlake, UW Medical Center-Northwest, and the VA Puget Sound Health Care System. Each site is unique in the training offered, ranging from complex aortic repair, vascular trauma, complex venous reconstructions and solid open vascular experience. Numerous opportunities for research exist; our resident present at local, regional and national meetings. This year ALL interviews will be conducted virtually.