Vascular Surgery Fellowship

More than 57 years ago, pre-eminent vascular surgeon, Jesse Thompson, MD, launched only the second Vascular surgery Fellowship in the country at Baylor University Medical Center (BUMC). More than 124 fellows have graduated from the program and gone on to provide vascular surgical care to patients the world over.

Baylor Heart and Vascular Hospital (BHVH), where the 1st year fellows train for 12 months during fellowship performed 2,496 vascular cases in Fiscal Year 2021.  This included 96 TCAR procedures making the hospital one of the top 10 in the United States for these types of procedures.  Additionally, BHVH is connected to BUMC, which is among the top 10 heart transplant programs in the nation for volume having completed 68 heart transplants in FY21.  The hospital was designated by U.S. News and World Report as a high performing hospital for heart failure and received the Platinum award for excellence in life support. 


The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano (THHBP), where the 2nd year fellows train for 12 months during fellowship performed 1,185 vascular cases in Fiscal Year 2021. THHBP was recognized by U.S. News and World Report as a high performing hospital for heart bypass surgery, aortic valve surgery, aortic aneurysm repair and transcatheter aortic valve replacement along with being named as a Best Hospital for Cardiology and Heart Surgery in 2021-2022 and 2022-2023. The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano also was only one of two facilities in the US who successfully acquired the new "Vascular Verification" designation from the American College of Surgeons and the Society for Vascular Surgery in the recent pilot program set out by these societies for comprehensive vascular care.


We accept two fellows per academic year.


The fellowship is divided into two primary rotations at BHVH and THHBP.

1st year Vascular fellows are primarily at BHVH. During this time, all surgery cases are distributed among the vascular fellows and the senior general surgery residents rotating on the vascular teaching service.

2nd year Vascular fellows are primarily at THHBP. During this time, the fellows are primary on all vascular surgery cases. The 2nd year fellows also see patients at clinic and have designated office time.

The caseload includes:

  • Extracranial cerebrovascular reconstruction
  • Aortic reconstructive procedures
  • Renal and mesenteric reconstructive procedures
  • Lower extremity revascularization
  • Endovascular procedures
  • Aneuerysm repair
  • Peripheral vascular obstructive surgery

The program also provides exposure to hemodialysis access procedures, sympathectomy, thoracic outlet decompressive procedures and vena caval interruption.

Vascular surgery fellows have an opportunity to conduct research and attend national and regional conferences.

Our required didactics include the following:

  • Vascular conference
  • Aortic conference
  • Texas vascular video conference
  • Basic science conference
  • Journal club
  • Mock oral board prep
  • Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

    Baylor University Medical Center, Graduate Medical Education (GME) is committed to advancing and passionately promoting a training environment where all feel welcomed and valued.
    A culture of inclusion encourages innovation, and is a catalyst for building dynamic teams that serve our communities.

How to Apply

Applicants are selected through the National Residency Match Program (NRMP), using the Internet-based electronic resident application system (ERAS).

Application deadline is Jan. 31.

Application Requirements

In addition to the ERAS application, please submit:

  • CV
  • Personal statement
  • Three letters of recommendation (one letter from the residency program director)
  • Photograph
  • USMLE scores
  • ABSITE scores

Learn more about Baylor Scott & White's housestaff appointment eligibility, including guidelines for international medical graduates.

Contact Us

Taline Azadian
Phone: 469.814.3518
Fax: 469.814.4854

Verification Requests: BUMCGMEVerifications@BSWHealth.org

Vascular Surgery Fellowship
Baylor University Medical Center
Roberts Hospital, Suite 1013
3500 Gaston Ave.
Dallas, TX 75246

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Compensation and Benefits

In addition to competitive stipends, we offer our fellows a full menu of employee benefits. We help offset the cost of many of these benefits; others are options you can choose to pay for yourself.

Life in Dallas

Dallas provides access to metropolitan entertainment and culture while maintaining the lowest cost of living among the top 10 largest U.S. cities.

Why Baylor Scott & White

As the largest not-for-profit health care system in Texas and one of the largest in the United States, Baylor Scott & White Health includes 48 hospitals, more than 900 patient care sites, more than 6,000 active physicians and more than 40,000 employees.

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