The faculty of the vascular division provides lectures and instruction for third-year medical students rotating through surgery, as well as intramural lectures for faculty and trainees in other departments. Moreover, the faculty members provide cognitive, patient care, and operative skills training for general surgical trainees. The Division created a program that included vascular division faculty and national leaders in vascular surgery from other institutions to strengthen the coverage of vascular issues in the Department of Surgery Grand Rounds. This exciting and successful program welcomes and enjoys the participation of vascular surgeons practicing at hospitals throughout Kentuckiana.

Medical Student Lectures

Lectures delivered to the medical students are available at: Each medical student that rotates on Surgery will be given a log-in at orientation. Students then can access these lectures.

Teaching Conference

The faculty in the Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapeutics provides regular lectures at the general surgery resident teaching conference Friday mornings.

Tuesday Morning Vascular Conference is held at 6:30 a.m. in the Hagan Library. These weekly teaching conferences include morbidity and mortality, presentation of interesting cases, as well as a structured discussion of opportunities for quality improvement.

Interdisciplinary and Extramural Lectures

2011 Lectures

Bilateral Common Carotid Occlusion in Type IV Ehler Danlos Syndrome. Southern Association for Vascular Surgery. January 19-22, 2011. Dr. Dwivedi

Management of Traumatic Vascular Injuries: Principles and Advances. Department of Surgery Grand Rounds. June 10, 2011. Drs. Ross and Jason Smith (Trauma and Critical Care)

Prevent, Supply, Heal …. Functional Limb Preservation, Critical Limb Ischemia and the Diabetic Foot. Department of Family Medicine and Geriatrics Grand Rounds. July 8, 2011. Drs. Charles Ross and Adam Hicks (Podiatric Medicine)

Critical limb ischemia (CLI). Historical Perspective and the Emerging Role of Stem Cell Therapy. Department of Surgery Grand Rounds. July 23, 2011

Dr. Morris

2010 Lectures

Durability of carotid artery stenting and carotid endarterectomy. Southern Association for Vascular Surgery Post Graduate Course: Carotid Interventions. Paradise Island, Bahamas

2009 Lectures

Management of degenerative diseases of the descending thoracic aorta. Department of Surgery Grand Rounds. August 14, 2009 . Dr. Dwivedi

The Utility of Endovascular Techniques in Management of Peripheral Artery Disease. Department of Surgery Grand Rounds. November 14, 2009. Dr. Yancey

Visiting Professors

February 18, 2011
Colleen Brophy, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Professor of Surgery, Division of Vascular Surgery
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
“Enhancing vein graft patency:from the molecular to the obvious”

May 13, 2011
Julie Freischlag, M.D., F.A.C.S.
William Stewart Halsted Professor of Surgery
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
“Women in Surgery”

Vascular faculty with Julie Freischlag, M.D.

Vascular Division Faculty with Dr. Julie Freischlag during her visit in May.


August 27, 2010
Daniel S. Rush, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Professor of Surgery
East Tennessee State University School of Medicine
President, Southern Association for Vascular Surgery
“The continuing challenge of young patients with atherosclerotic arterial occlusive disease”


July 31, 2009
Thomas C. Naslund, M.D.
Chief, Division of Vascular Surgery
Vanderbilt University
“Traumatic thoracic aortic transaction”

Dr. Thomas Naslund and Dr. Ross

Dr. Ross presents an engraved Louisville Slugger Baseball Bat to Dr. Naslund at the beginning of Resident's Conference, July 31, 2009

September 25, 2009
Spence M. Taylor, M.D.
Chair, Academic Department of Surgery
University of South Carolina, Greenville Campus
“Chronic Lower Peripheral Arterial Disease: The Search for Mediocrity.”

Drs. Yancey and Ross with Dr. Taylor

Drs. Yancey and Ross with Dr. Taylor

December 4, 2009
William D. Jordan, Jr., M.D.
Chief, Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy
University of Alabama – Birmingham
Representative to the Vascular Surgery Board , American Board of Surgery
“Evolution and challenges in training future vascular surgeons”


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