Contact Us

Senior Program Manager, Division of Education
Zusel Matos, MHSA
Phone: 305-585-1280
Email: zmatos@miami.edu

Application Information

Eligibility:
We participate in the National Residency Matching Program. All of our categorical and advanced training class positions are filled through the NRMP.

How to Apply:
Applications are accepted via the Electronic Residency Application System.

Deadline:
Applications are accepted from October to February. Interviews are held from November to March.

Call Schedule

Call frequency varies based on location and fellow level of practice.

Locations

Jackson Memorial Hospital

1611 N.W. 12th Avenue

Miami, FL 33136

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Bruce W. Carter Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center

1201 N.W. 16th Street

Miami, FL 33125

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Ryder Trauma Center | Jackson Memorial

1800 N.W. 10th Avenue

Miami, FL 33136

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Program Requirements

Medical Licensing Examination:
All applicants must successfully complete United States Medical Licensing Examination (or Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination) Steps 1, 2 and 3 prior to the start of the program and be eligible for a Florida training license.

Postgraduate Training:
There is postgraduate training required in the form of a successfully completed general surgery residency program.

Visas

The J1-Visa: Alien Physician Program, sponsored by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates, is the standard visa for residents/fellows who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

For specific program eligibility/qualifications or additional information, please contact:

Lourdes Boet
Hospital Services Supervisor
Physician Services Department

Jackson Health System
1611 N.W. 12th Ave. Suite ET-1004
Miami, FL 33136-1096
Phone: 305-355-1122
Fax: 305-355-1123
Email: LBoet@jhsmiami.org

Vascular Surgery Fellowship

Mission & Vision

The Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery offers both a fellowship training program (5+2) and an integrated residency training program (5+0).

Nurturing diversity, equality and inclusivity, our uniquely challenging training programs emphasize the importance of research in vascular surgery, while the dynamic training environment provides an excellent opportunity to educate the next generation of vascular surgeons and medical leaders.

Mission & Vision

The Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery offers both a fellowship training program (5+2) and an integrated residency training program (5+0).

Nurturing diversity, equality and inclusivity, our uniquely challenging training programs emphasize the importance of research in vascular surgery, while the dynamic training environment provides an excellent opportunity to educate the next generation of vascular surgeons and medical leaders.

Program Director’s Welcome

Welcome to the University of Miami/Jackson Health System Vascular Surgery Fellowship – the only vascular surgery training program in South Florida and home of one of the largest graduate medical education programs in the U.S.

Our vascular surgery fellows divide their time between Jackson Memorial Hospital; UHealth Tower, a University of Miami Hospital and Clinics Facility; the Bruce W. Carter Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center and the very busy Level I Ryder Trauma Center, which is the largest referral center for vascular trauma in South Florida and the Caribbean.

All located in the City of Miami, these institutions are within one block of each other in the Health District. The medical campus serves as the tertiary and quaternary referral center for not only South Florida and the Caribbean, but for Central and South America, as well.

During training, vascular surgery trainees will be exposed to the entire spectrum of arterial and venous disease, including non-operative care and vascular medicine, as well as open surgical and endovascular therapy. The trainees will also spend time in the vascular laboratory learning how to perform and interpret non-invasive vascular studies.

Rotating at a referral center offers exposure to a wide spectrum of open vascular and endovascular procedures, including the treatment of aortic dissection, aortoiliac and infrainguinal occlusive disease, cerebrovascular occlusive disease, chronic iliocaval occlusive disease; thoracic and abdominal aortic aneurysms, traumatic aortic injury, visceral arterial occlusive disease, as well as creation of arteriovenous dialysis access.

At rotation sites, fellows will work with a team of junior general surgery residents and medical students to oversee patient care. The trainee will attend a weekly outpatient clinic and participate in the pre-operative and post-operative care of vascular surgery patients under the supervision of the vascular surgery faculty. Graded responsibility will be given to the vascular surgery fellow as they demonstrate competence in surgical procedures and pre- and post-operative patient care and advance to independent practice.

Our program emphasizes the importance of research in vascular surgery and advances the trainees’ academic career. Furthermore, we are a program that nurtures diversity, equality and inclusivity. The distinctive and dynamic environment of Miami combined with the unique offerings of our training facilities truly present the perfect setting in which to educate the next generation of vascular surgeons and medical leaders.

-Arash Bornak, MD, FACS

Program Director’s Welcome

Welcome to the University of Miami/Jackson Health System Vascular Surgery Fellowship – the only vascular surgery training program in South Florida and home of one of the largest graduate medical education programs in the U.S.

Our vascular surgery fellows divide their time between Jackson Memorial Hospital; UHealth Tower, a University of Miami Hospital and Clinics Facility; the Bruce W. Carter Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center and the very busy Level I Ryder Trauma Center, which is the largest referral center for vascular trauma in South Florida and the Caribbean.

All located in the City of Miami, these institutions are within one block of each other in the Health District. The medical campus serves as the tertiary and quaternary referral center for not only South Florida and the Caribbean, but for Central and South America, as well.

During training, vascular surgery trainees will be exposed to the entire spectrum of arterial and venous disease, including non-operative care and vascular medicine, as well as open surgical and endovascular therapy. The trainees will also spend time in the vascular laboratory learning how to perform and interpret non-invasive vascular studies.

Rotating at a referral center offers exposure to a wide spectrum of open vascular and endovascular procedures, including the treatment of aortic dissection, aortoiliac and infrainguinal occlusive disease, cerebrovascular occlusive disease, chronic iliocaval occlusive disease; thoracic and abdominal aortic aneurysms, traumatic aortic injury, visceral arterial occlusive disease, as well as creation of arteriovenous dialysis access.

At rotation sites, fellows will work with a team of junior general surgery residents and medical students to oversee patient care. The trainee will attend a weekly outpatient clinic and participate in the pre-operative and post-operative care of vascular surgery patients under the supervision of the vascular surgery faculty. Graded responsibility will be given to the vascular surgery fellow as they demonstrate competence in surgical procedures and pre- and post-operative patient care and advance to independent practice.

Our program emphasizes the importance of research in vascular surgery and advances the trainees’ academic career. Furthermore, we are a program that nurtures diversity, equality and inclusivity. The distinctive and dynamic environment of Miami combined with the unique offerings of our training facilities truly present the perfect setting in which to educate the next generation of vascular surgeons and medical leaders.

-Arash Bornak, MD, FACS

Fast Facts

Accreditation

Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education

Number of Fellows per Year?

1

Duration of Fellowship?

2 years

Program Highlights

Significant exposure to aortic dissections & traumatic aortic injuries

Ongoing clinical trials, including aortic injury

3rd largest teaching hospital in the U.S.

Your Faculty

Arash Bornak, MD, FACS
Associate Professor, Surgery
Director, Vascular Surgery – Integrated Residency and Fellowship Programs

Naixin Kang, MD
Assistant Professor, Surgery

Stefan C. Kenel-Pierre, MD
Assistant Professor, Surgery

Zhao-Jun Liu, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Surgery

Alberto Jose Lopez, MD, FACS, RPVI
Assistant Professor, Surgery

Jorge Rey, MD
Associate Professor, Surgery
Chief, Division of Vascular Surgery

Marwan R. Tabbara, MD
Associate Professor, Surgery

Roberto I. Vazquez-Padron, PhD
Associate Professor, Surgery

Omaida C. Velazquez, MD, FACS
Chair and Professor, DeWitt Daughtry Family Department of Surgery
David Kimmelman Endowed Chair, Vascular Surgery
Surgeon-in-Chief, University of Miami/Jackson Health System

Alumni Placements Include:

AMITA Health
Faith Regional Health Services
Tenet Healthcare
UCLA
University of Miami

Alumni Placements Include:

AMITA Health
Faith Regional Health Services
Tenet Healthcare
UCLA
University of Miami