Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

Vascular Surgery Residency and Fellowship Programs Virtual Tour

One of the longest-standing programs in the country, the Vascular Surgery Residency and Fellowship Programs at Montefiore-Einstein have a rich history of serving a population that’s significantly impacted by cardiovascular disease. The complementary integration of these programs affords trainees the opportunity to experience the full range of vascular surgery education. Both residents and fellows benefit from the resources afforded by two large tertiary academic hospitals and a new state-of-the-art outpatient surgery center. Our program has a strong track record of training future leaders in vascular surgery. Many of our graduates have gone on to become division chiefs and department chairs, both in the US and abroad. 

Jeffrey E. Indes MD, FACS, Director, Vascular Surgery Residency and Fellowship Programs
 

Why our programs could be right for you

Our five-year Integrated Vascular Surgery Residency Program offers training that allows senior residents to function at a level commensurate with those in our Fellowship Program. In our Vascular Surgery Fellowship, fellows learn technical skills in a hands-on fashion, and are provided progressive autonomy. Fellows also have the opportunity to hone their teaching skills while working with residents in general surgery and other sub-specialities, as well as medical students who rotate on the vascular service.

What sets Montefiore-Einstein apart

At Montefiore-Einstein, we are guided by a mission to heal, to teach, to discover and to advance the health of the communities we serve. Comprising 11 member hospitals and more than 200 specialty care sites, Montefiore Health System provides highly specialized, coordinated care for diverse populations in the New York region, across the country and globally.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine, home to nearly 1,000 students in its MD, PhD and combined MD/PhD programs, is one of the nation’s preeminent centers for research, medical education and clinical investigation. Through the joint efforts of Montefiore Health System and Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore-Einstein is able to advance research and accelerate discoveries, benefiting patients and ensuring access to state-of-the-art healthcare for all.  

  • Montefiore’s medical specialties ranked as top 1% in the nation by U.S. News and World Report
  • Children’s Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM) recognized as one of “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals” by U.S. News and World Report
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine ranked a top 50 “Best Medical School for Research in the Country, 2020” by U.S. News and World Report 
  • The National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded Einstein $178M+ in research funding in 2019, placing Einstein 34th among 142 schools of medicine
  • 380+ NIH-funded grants awarded to Einstein
  • 700+ clinical trials 
Catherine C. Skae, MD, Vice President and Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education

Graduate Medical Education at Montefiore-Einstein

Representing one of the top 10 largest medical and surgical training programs in the country, Montefiore Health System and our Albert Einstein College of Medicine provide postgraduate clinical training to more than 1,400 residents and fellows per year. Clinicians across Montefiore-Einstein’s numerous educational programs actively mentor and cultivate a new generation of healthcare leaders. 

Our mission to improve access and quality of care for our diverse community draws residents and fellows from top medical, dental and PA schools from around the world. We develop and expand programs designed to advance teamwork, communication and decision-making, and our progressive focus on comprehensive care provides an ideal training ground for our residents and fellows.

To make the process of working and training at Montefiore-Einstein more seamless, we offer a variety of services for our house staff, physician assistants and interns, including assistance with credentialing and orientation, institutional resources, visas, contracts, HR documents, payroll, notary services and specialty training and certifications. 

Montefiore-Einstein by the numbers

7.7 million+

patient interactions annually  

1.1 million+

patients annually, representing the largest network in the Bronx, Westchester and the Hudson Valley

200+

specialty care locations, with more coming soon

40,000+

employees

Home to notable programs and our Centers of Excellence

The largest inpatient acute care hospital within Montefiore-Einstein, Moses Campus features more than 700 inpatient adult beds, 25 operating rooms and six critical care units, which facilitate care for surgical, cardiothoracic, medical, neurosurgical, pediatric and step-down patients. Moses operates Montefiore’s busiest emergency department, providing care for roughly 250,000 patients each year, and is also home to Children’s Hospital at Montefiore.
 

I chose Montefiore-Einstein for my vascular surgery training because of its diverse patient population and pathology, the diversity within its faculty and the progressive operative autonomy offered to trainees.

Peng Zhao, MD

Vascular Surgery Fellow, PGY6

An academic hospital adjacent to our Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Located on Montefiore’s Einstein Campus, Jack D. Weiler Hospital is a 403-bed tertiary care facility with 17 operating rooms, where nearly 1,000 vascular surgery operations are performed each year. Weiler’s location, adjacent to our Albert Einstein College of Medicine, gives residents easy access to study facilities, gross anatomy labs, a robust medical library and various research opportunities.  

As the main referral center in a large, underserved area, the majority of our patients have extensive medical histories and often present with complex surgical problems, which makes for excellent training.

Patricia Yau, MD

Vascular Surgery Resident, PGY4

A partner teaching hospital designated as a Level 1 trauma center

One of New York City’s Health + Hospitals’ 11 acute care hospitals, Jacobi Medical Center (JMC) is one of the busiest Level 1 trauma centers in New York City and a leader in trauma and surgical critical-care delivery. While training at Jacobi, residents and fellows receive unparalleled, invaluable experience in trauma and emergency vascular surgery. 
 

I chose to train at Montefiore-Einstein because of the heavy burden of vascular disease found within the Bronx’s patient population, as well as the opportunity to learn from the institution’s talented faculty.

Matthew Carnevale, MD

Vascular Surgery Resident, PGY2

An ambulatory surgery center and specialty care location

Hutchinson Campus is a highly streamlined ambulatory center that delivers efficient, patient-focused care. This state-of-the-art building encompasses several floors of medical offices, three dedicated floors for our outpatient surgical center and 12 spacious operating rooms. As an ambulatory center with a fast turnover rate, Hutchinson sometimes completes six or seven procedures per day in each operating room. This allows for a busy, intense surgical training experience for our residents and fellows.

A world-renowned faculty

Jeffrey E. Indes MD, FACS

Associate Professor, Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
Site Director for Vascular Surgery, Einstein Campus
Program Director, Vascular Surgery Residency and Fellowship
Associate Professor, Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

Evan C. Lipsitz, MD, MBA

Chief, Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Professor, Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery

Larry A. Scher, MD

Attending Vascular Surgeon
Professor, Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery

Hasan Aldailami, MD

Associate Director, Vascular Surgery Residency and Fellowship Programs
Assistant Professor, Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery

Saadat Shariff, MD

Director, Endovascular Interventions
Assistant Professor, Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery

Anoushiravan Amini Hadjibashi, MD

Assistant Professor, Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery

John S. Futchko, MD

Assistant Professor, Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery

Sonia S. Talathi, MD

Assistant Professor, Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery

A challenging and innovative curriculum

Our curriculum is designed to create excellent clinicians, academic surgeons and leaders in their respective fields. As one of the largest healthcare systems in New York, our programs offer residents and fellows a diverse and unparalleled clinical experience spanning all areas of vascular surgery. 
 

In the clinical and operative settings, trainees are encouraged to take active roles in the planning of cases and are offered considerable autonomy in the operating room. As part of our program, residents also have access to myriad research opportunities, and they’re supported in their presentations at regional and national meetings. 
 

A robust didactic curriculum is designed to complement our clinical and operative experience and includes regular conferences in morbidity and mortality, VScore and case presentation. Trainees also partake in a bimonthly research meeting, journal club and a series of lectures focusing on healthcare policy, incentives and health services research.  
 

Trainees are guided to develop sound clinical judgment, and should be capable of functioning as junior attending surgeons as they near the end of training. Additionally, trainees gain experience with the relevant literature and learn to view it with a critical eye, so that it may be appropriately applied to future practices. 
 

An unmatched diversity of experience

As a premier academic medical center serving the Bronx, Westchester and the Hudson Valley, Montefiore-Einstein offers its postgraduate trainees comprehensive exposure to a broad diversity of patients and pathologies. The diverse range of experience available prepares our postgraduate trainees for future careers in their chosen field, be it in the research or clinical and/or non-clinical setting.

Hear from our trainees

As one of the top 10 largest medical and surgical training programs in the country, Montefiore-Einstein provides postgraduate clinical training to more than 1,400 residents across 106 accredited residency and fellowship programs. Here, our postgraduate trainees share their own first-hand experiences.
 

Live and work close to the best of everything

The Bronx, New York City’s northernmost borough, is a culturally rich neighborhood placed at the intersection of Manhattan and its surrounding regions. Our postgraduate trainees typically live in hospital housing or off-site in nearby Riverdale, Lower Westchester or Manhattan, and have access to an unmatched diversity of experiences beyond the program itself. 

In the Bronx, with its ample parks and gardens, you’ll learn first-hand why it’s known as “the City’s Greenest Borough.” The neighborhood offers plenty of local food, art, sports and culture, and is just a subway ride away from Manhattan’s famed theaters, museums and attractions. 

As a resident of the Tri-State region, you’ll have unmatched access to the city’s cultural offerings, not to mention the bounty of outdoor excursions that are available just beyond. Day-trips and weekend excursions to the Hudson Valley, Catskills, Long Island or New Jersey provide ample opportunities for swimming, hiking, biking, skiing and other seasonal activities. 

Drag map or zoom to explore things to do in the Bronx, Manhattan and beyond. 

Residency and Fellowship Application Information

We’re seeking residents and fellows who will shape the future of healthcare.

If you would like to apply to become a Vascular Surgery Resident or Fellow at Montefiore-Einstein, here is some information to keep in mind.

  • Residency Interviews: December 2020
  • Fellowship Interviews: February 2021

Montefiore-Einstein recognizes that having a diverse and inclusive institution is critical to success, and we reaffirm our fervent commitment to fostering a culture in which diversity is a central tenet.
 

Have questions? Get in touch.

Sebrina McKelvey
Program Coordinator
smckelve@montefiore.org
 

Learn more about the Montefiore-Einstein Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery