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Vascular Surgery Fellowship

Message from the Program Director

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The Division of Vascular Surgery at the University of Tennessee in Memphis has existed for more than 50 years and was in the first group of programs approved by the first Residency Review Committee.  Over this time, the Division has graduated approximately 100 vascular surgeons practicing throughout the United States.  Approximately one-third of graduates have entered academic practice and two-thirds private practice.  Graduates include division chairmen and a former president of the Society for Vascular Surgery. 

Current strengths of the Division include a large volume of clinical experience and participation in the two large hospital systems in Memphis as well as the Veteran’s Hospital, Children’s Hospital, and a level one trauma center.  The didactic curriculum is accomplished through a weekly vascular conference with presentations rotated among the vascular residents.  In addition, a local dinner club hosts the monthly Journal Club which includes a review of the clinical papers in the Journal of Vascular Surgery.  One hundred percent of our graduates have successfully completed the qualifying and certifying vascular board examination.

We are most proud of the fact that our graduates complete their residency with a broad experience in all aspects of vascular surgery and are immediately capable of independent practice wherever their career path may take them.  Our graduates are highly recruited and successful.

H. Edward Garrett, MD

May 26, 2022