Vascular Fellowship

The Vascular Fellowship is a two-year program that provides the fellow with diverse training involving trauma, venous disorders, dialysis access issues, peripheral vascular disease and arterial pathology both elective and emergent. The patient pool is unique as care is provided to those with elective procedures, as well as the indigent population, disabled and elderly veterans.

Fellows receive clinical training through six-month rotations at Norton Hospital and three months at both Veteran's Affairs Hospital and University Hospital each year. Fellows perform initial patient evaluation, whether in the office or the ER. The fellow outlines the treatment plan for the patient and then consults with the attending physician who makes modifications as necessary.

In addition to working closely with faculty on complex procedures, the fellow provides post-operative care for those patients with the assistance of junior residents on service at each hospital. The diverse clinical interests and expertise of the faculty members allows the fellow to gain surgical experience in all aspects of vascular surgery.

While there aren't specific rotations dedicated to research, fellows can become key members of ongoing surgical and research teams. Moreover, the individualized training provides what is needed and more to successfully launch careers going forward.

We invite you to take advantage of our unique training opportunities by applying to our program. More information.

Vascular Fellowship Benefits & Stipend Amounts (2019-2020)
POST GRADUATE LEVEL ANNUAL MONTHLY
Post Graduate Level 6 $64,494.00 $5,374.50
Post Graduate Level 7 $66,734.00 $5,561.17
Stipend rates based on 2.5% increase for all PG levels.
Practice liability insurance

Malpractice coverage is provided by U of L, VAMC, and/or private affiliated hospitals under terms of your contract.

Medical/Hospitalization Insurance

Single and family coverage is available to all residents and begins the first day of the academic year.

Life and Accident Insurance

Each fellow receives, free of charge, life insurance for the value of twice the annual salary. Workers' compensation, accidental death and dismemberment insurance are also provided.

Discounts on U of L athletic events/season tickets.
Use of:
  • U of L Swimming Pools
  • Fitness Centers
  • Bass Rudd Tennis Center
How to Apply

The University of Louisville Vascular Fellowship is an ACGME accredited two-year training program and participates in the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) and the National Resident Match Program (NRMP). One fellow is accepted into the program each year at the Fellow-1 position.
Eligibility Requirements:

  1. Graduate of medical school in the United States accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME); or Canada (LMCC); or Graduate of medical school outside of the United States or Canada who have a current valid certificate from the ECFMG
  2. Completion of an ACGME accredited general surgery residency program in the United States or an RCPSC accredited general surgery residency in Canada.
  3. Applicants who are not citizens of the United States must possess or be eligible for J1 Clinical Visa, Valid Employment Authorization Document, or Valid Permanent Resident Card
  4. Be admissible to examination by the American Board of Surgery; or be certified by the American Board of Surgery

Applications and supporting documents must be submitted through ERAS. A list of some of the documentation required is below (note: this is not the complete list, refer to ERAS for additional specifications):

  • Three letters of recommendation - Letters must be dated no more than six months prior to application submission and one letter must be from your current program director
  • Copy of Medical School Diploma or transcript showing date degree conferred
  • USMLE I, II and III Transcript and/or all COMLEX Transcripts
  • Canadian Medical Graduates who do not have a USMLE transcript must submit the Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada (LMCC) transcripts
  • Absite In-Training transcripts
  • Canadian General Surgery Residents - CAGS In-Training Exam transcripts
  • Personal Statement
  • CV
  • Photograph

Candidates must register with the NRMP prior to interview to become eligible for ranking.

Applicants chosen for interview will be notified via email by the program coordinator.

Applicants accepted into the program must acquire a full, unrestricted Kentucky medical license and receive verification of each level of competency in the required field using ACGME or CanMEDS Milestones assessments from the core general surgery residency program thirty days prior to start of fellowship.

Vascular Faculty
Division Director
Amit J. Dwivedi, M.D.
Amit J. Dwivedi, M.D., R.V.T., R.P.V.I., F.A.C.S.
Vascular Division Faculty
Abindra Sigdel, M.D. Erik Wayne, M.D.
Abindra Sigdel, M.D., R.P.V.I.
Erik Wayne, M.D., R.P.V.I.
Vascular Fellowship Contact Information

For additional information or assistance with applications, please contact:

Jessica L Gardner

Jessica Gardner, Vascular Fellowship Coordinator
j0gard04@louisville.edu
(502) 852-0864
University of Louisville
Department of Surgery
550 South Jackson Street
Louisville, Kentucky 40202