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Vascular Surgery Fellowship

Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas’ Vascular Surgery Fellowship program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). The program offers two fellowship positions annually through the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP). The two-year fellowship is devoted exclusively to general vascular surgery.


Fellows train in Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas’ division of vascular surgery, part of the department of general surgery. Vascular surgery cases are distributed among the vascular fellows and the senior general surgery residents rotating on the vascular teaching service.


Each year, fellows perform about 350 to 400 surgeries. The vascular surgery teaching service is composed of seven staff surgeons board certified in general vascular surgery whose wide spectrum of techniques and philosophies gives fellows a strong foundation in surgery.


The caseload includes:

  • Extracranial cerebrovascular reconstruction
  • Aortic reconstructive procedures
  • Renal and mesenteric reconstructive procedures
  • Lower extremity revascularization
  • Endovascular procedures


The program also provides exposure to hemodialysis access procedures, sympathectomy, thoracic outlet decompressive procedures and vena caval interruption. The primary emphasis of the teaching program is hands-on clinical training.


Baylor University Medical Center vascular surgery fellows train at three locations:

  • Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas – with approximately 40,000 annual inpatient admissions to the hospital and more than 20,000 operative procedures performed in 50 operating suites. The vascular surgery service performs more than 3,000 cases each year.
  • Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital – a free-standing facility on the Baylor University Medical Center campus that includes four operating suites devoted to peripheral vascular surgery, including a fully equipped endovascular suite.
  • The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano


Program Leadership


Gregory Pearl, MD, FACS

Chief, Vascular Surgery


William P. Shutze, MD, FACS

Program Director, Vascular Fellowship Program


Robert Goldstein, MD

Program Director, General Surgery Residency Program



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