Peripheral Endovascular Fellowship

Peripheral Endovascular

It is a robust program whose setting is in a tertiary referral center in Plano, which has been ranked in the US News and World Report as a top hospital for cardiovascular care. This results in an experience for our fellows across a wide range of peripheral artery and venous disorders and allows for the development of expertise in an extensive range of diagnostic and therapeutic modalities. In addition, multiple clinical research studies and investigational device evaluations (IDE’s) allow for early and frequent experience with cutting-edge technologic advances within the field.

The program has a 1:4 student: faculty ratio (core faculty), in addition to collaborative work with the Cardiovascular Imaging Team, Structural Heart Team, Interventional Cardiology Team, and Vascular and Cardiovascular Surgery Team. This comprehensive approach with diverse medical specialties allows for a comprehensive training experience, allowing the fellow to develop expertise in all therapeutic modalities including medical management, catheter-based therapy and interventions. Fellows who express an interest also have the opportunity to develop expertise in Superficial venous therapy.


  • Cath Lab Rotation
  • Wound Clinic Rotation
  • Outpatient Clinic Rotation
  • Vein Clinic Rotation
  • Vascular Surgery Service Rotation

  • Dallas PVD
  • VIVA
  • TCT
  • SCAI
  • Weekly Didactics
  • Semi-Annual Journal Club
  • Bi-Monthly M&M
  • Monthly Interventional Research Conference
  • Monthly Non-Invasive Lab Conference
  • Bi-Weekly Multi-Disciplinary Vascular & Endovascular Medicine Conference
  • Weekly Vascular Didactic/Cath Conference

Our faculty members are active in scholarly activities, and several have extensive research endeavors.

There is a weekly research conference and a monthly conference where investigator-initiated and industry-sponsored trials are discussed. This conference includes discussion on how research is explained to patients and applied to patient care.

Fellows are expected to author one research project. In addition to one-on-one coaching from faculty, fellows learn the basics of research through a dedicated monthly research lecture with topics that include:

  • Research planning and design
  • Biostatistics and data analysis
  • Clinical trials research
  • Outcomes data research
  • Ethical decision making in research and ramifications
  • Applying research to patient care
  • Appraising the literature when reading cohort, case-controlled, randomized-controlled or cross-over trials
  • Manuscript preparation
  • Abstract preparation and presentation
  • Explaining research to patients

Research Impact

Journal vs # of publications plotted, numbers in parenthesis is the Impact factor of the journal

  • Arterial
  • Carotid Artery Stenting with Distal and Proximal Embolic Protection
  • Vertebral Artery Stenting with Distal Embolic Protection Devices
  • Subclavian Artery PTA/Stenting
  • Shockwave PTA of Iliac, SFA, below the knee, renal, and subclavian arteries.
  • Renal Artery PTA/Stenting with EPDs using BMS/covered stents
  • Aorto-iliac PTA/Stenting with BMS/covered stents
  • PFA/SFA/Pop PTA/Stenting with nitinol/covered stents
  • CFA orbital/plaque excision/laser atherectomy/ CB PTA
  • Atherectomy Devices: Orbital/Laser/rotational/ directional/ Plaque Excision/Pathway Devices
  • CTO Devices: Frontrunner/Outback/Pioneer/Wildcat/Crosser Devices
  • Femoral/Brachial/Radial/Popliteal/Pedal Access/Antegrade Access
  • Vascular Closure Devices: Perclose, AngioSeal, Mynx Devices
  • Embolization: Amplatzer Plug/Coils/Particles
  • EVAR Implants
  • Pharmaco-Mechanical Thrombolysis: Trellis/EKOS/Inari/ Penubra/AngioJet Devices
  • Catheter Directed Thrombolysis with tPA
  • Thrombin Injection of Pseudoaneurysms
  • Intra-vascular imaging IVUS
  • Venous
  • Subclavian/Central Vein PTA/Stenting
  • Iliac vein PTA/Stenting
  • Popliteal/Brachial/Tibial Vein Access
  • Varicose Vein Ablation with EVLT/RF
  • Ambulatory Phlebectomy
  • Sclerotherapy
  • IVC Filter Implantation/Retrieval
  • Pharmaco-Mechanical Thrombolysis: Trellis/EKOS/AngioJet Devices
  • Pulmonary embolism management and treatment (CDT and thrombectomy)
  • Non-Invasive Training: Non-Invasive vascular reading (including ABI, arterial doppler, renal artery US, carotid US, venous mapping, venous US, abdominal CTA with run off, Carotid CTA, etc)

Minimum Requirements to Achieve Competence in Peripheral Catheter-Based Interventions

Training requirements for cardiovascular physicians

  • Duration of training-12 months
  • Diagnostic peripheral angiograms-100 cases (50 as primary operator)
  • Peripheral interventional cases-50 cases (25 as primary operator) – No fewer than 20 diagnostic/10 interventional cases in each area, excluding extracranial cerebral arteries
  • Aortic aneurysm endografts- 10 cases (5 as primary operator)
  • Percutaneous thrombolysis/thrombectomy- 10 cases (5 as primary operator)
  • Extracranial cerebral (carotid/vertebral) arteries-30 diagnostic – (15 as primary operator)/25 interventional (13 as primary operator)


Tony Das, Srini Potluri, Mazin Foteh, John Kedora, Chadi Dib, Sanjeev Trehan, David Bastawros

How to Apply

Applicants must have completed interventional cardiology or cardiothoracic surgery residency program. In order to be considered for the program, applicants must submit the following materials:

  • Personal statement
  • CV
  • Minimum of three letters of recommendation (one must be from Interventional prorgam Director)
  • ECFMG certificate (if applicable)

Submit applications to Taline.Azadian@BSWHealth.org.

At this time, we are only sponsoring a J1 visa for those who require a visa.
Deadline for applications is August 31st.

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