Vascular Medicine Fellowship
The Division of Cardiology offers a one-year fellowship in vascular medicine, designed for fellows with an interest in developing further expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of vascular diseases. Candidates must complete a three-year cardiovascular disease fellowship to be eligible for this program.
With an internationally recognized faculty, Mount Sinai has one of the most comprehensive fellowship programs available. You’ll enjoy a collaborative relationship with faculty and fellows in vascular surgery, interventional radiology, thrombosis, neurology, and neuroradiology. You’ll also participate in several multidisciplinary conferences per week, including core curriculum lectures, case-based conferences, and journal club.
You will be expected to engage in scholarly activity and provide ample research opportunities within vascular medicine. In addition, you’ll play an important role in the education of general cardiology fellows, internal medicine residents, and medical students.
All clinical cardiology fellows at Mount Sinai receive Core Cardiology Training Symposium (COCATS)1 Level I training in vascular medicine. Level II and III training are also available through the vascular medicine fellowship.
Level I Training
Level I fellows are trained in the evaluation and management of arterial, venous, and lymphatic diseases such as:
- atherosclerotic peripheral artery disease
- acute arterial occlusion
- carotid artery disease
- renal artery disease
- aortic and peripheral arterial aneurysms
- venous thromboembolism
- and a host of less common vascular diseases
Level II Training
Level II training provides the expertise necessary for fellows wishing to pursue a career in vascular medicine, to direct a vascular diagnostic laboratory, and to train others in vascular medicine. As a fellow, you’ll be trained in noninvasive vascular laboratory techniques involving both the performance and interpretation of vascular ultrasound and physiological studies, such as segmental blood pressure and pulse volume recordings.
In addition, you’ll gain an understanding of other imaging techniques such as computed tomographic angiography (CTA), magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) and catheter-based angiography, and learn to recognize indications for catheter-based interventions and surgical revascularization.
Fellows completing Level II training are qualified to sit for the American Board of Vascular Medicine general examination and the Registered Physicians in Vascular Ultrasound (RPVI) examination.
Level III Training
Level III training leads to expertise in peripheral catheter-based interventions and qualification to sit for the American Board of Vascular Medicine endovascular examination.
- Creager MA, Cooke JP, Olin JW, White CJ. CACATS 3 Training Statement: Task Force 11: Training in Vascular Medicine and Peripheral Vascular Catheter-Based Interventions. J Am Coll Cardiol 2008;51:398-403.
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