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Vascular Surgery Fellowship

Vascular Surgery Fellowship

The Department of General Surgery offers a two-year fellowship program in Vascular Surgery with three accredited positions per year.  EVMS' Vascular Surgery program is accredited by the ACGME and leads to eligibility for certification by the American Board of Surgery.


Sentara Norfolk General Hospital (SNGH) and Sentara CarePlex Hospital (SCH) are the primary teaching sites for EVMS Vascular Surgery.

The first year of the program includes 3 four-month rotations. 

  1. A focus on clinical research, the fundamentals of Clinical Practice, and intensive training and responsibility in PVL interpretation.
  2. Senior level responsibility at the outlying Sentara CarePlex Hospital teaching site. 
  3. Focused Angiographic training at the primary SNGH teaching service.

The second year is dedicated to gaining extensive exposure in open and endovascular procedures on 3 independent SNGH services.

Clinical Rotations and Research

Clinical rotations in the Vascular Surgery Fellowship include the Fellow fully in preoperative and postoperative evaluation and management during which the fellow acts as an operator or first assistant in the operating room in a large number of vascular procedures. The vascular division performs over 9,000 operations a year providing the Clinical Vascular Fellow potential as the primary surgeon in over 500 cases per year.

First- third- and fifth-year general surgery residents are assigned to the vascular service. The fifth-year Chief Resident has separate clinical responsibilities from the fellow.

Program Director

Jean M. Panneton, MD, FACS, FRCSC