Baylor University Medical Center
Vascular Surgery Residency
The Vascular Surgery Residency Program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). The program annually offers two residency positions through the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP). The two-year residency is devoted exclusively to general vascular surgery.
Residents will train in Baylor’s division of vascular surgery, which is within the department of general surgery. Ronald C. Jones, M.D., F.A.C.S. is the chief of General Surgery. Gregory Pearl, M.D., F.A.C.S. serves as chief of the Division and program director of the Vascular Service residency. Jesse E. Thompson, M.D., F.A.C.S. is the emeritus chief of surgery and chief consultant to the division of vascular surgery.
Vascular surgery cases are distributed among the vascular residents and the senior general surgery residents rotating on the vascular teaching service. Each year, residents 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 residents a strong foundation in surgery.
The caseload is varied and well balanced, including extracranial cerebrovascular reconstruction, aortic reconstructive procedures, renal and mesenteric reconstructive procedures, lower extremity revascularization and endovascular procedures as discussed above. In addition to reconstructive vascular procedures, the program provides generous 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.
Facilities and Resources
Residents in the vascular surgery program have access to the following facilities:
Baylor University Medical Center is a private teaching hospital that serves as the main tertiary referral center for all of North Texas. There are approximately 70,000 annual inpatient admissions to the hospital, with over 30,000 operative procedures performed in 50 operating suites. The vascular surgery service performs more than 3,000 cases each year.
The freestanding Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital, includes four operating suites devoted to peripheral vascular surgery, including a fully equipped endovascular suite. This new facility will facilitate the continued rapid growth of our interventional and endovascular program. The vascular residents are intimately involved in the application of multiple endovascular therapies, generally performing 150 to 200 diagnostic arteriograms and 100-150 therapeutic interventions, including endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm during the fellowship year.