Vascular Surgery Residency at The Mount Sinai Hospital

Offering insights into the benefits of collaboration, our Vascular Surgery Residency Program is well integrated with other specialties at The Mount Sinai Hospital. Our faculty members include vascular surgeons, interventional radiologists, cardiologists, and vascular medicine specialists. Approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, we enroll two residents in our five-year program each academic year.

Our residency takes place at The Mount Sinai Hospital, and our vascular program is among the busiest in the nation. As a resident, you are exposed to a large number of open endovascular surgical cases. You also receive training in noninvasive diagnostic techniques at the Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Center for Cardiovascular Health, an Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Vascular Laboratories-accredited facility. The Division of Vascular Surgery has been training vascular surgeons since the early 1960s.

Chiefs will spend their rotations at The Mount Sinai Hospital; Interventional Radiology; and at our affiliate hospitals, Englewood Medical Center, James J. Peters V.A. Medical Center, and Mount Sinai West. Interns will rotate at our training sites, Elmhurst Hospital, Englewood Medical Center, and the James J. Peters V.A. Medical Center.

Residency rotations are as follows:

PGY-1

During this year, you spend:

  • Two months on Vascular Surgery
  • One month on Radiology
  • Two months on General Surgery
  • Two months on Trauma and General Surgery
  • One month on General Surgery and Trauma Intensive Care
  • Two months on Abdominal and Laparoscopic Surgery
  • One month on General Surgery
  • One month vacation                

PGY-2

During this year, you spend:

  • One month on Vascular Surgery
  • One month on Vascular Lab
  • One month on Interventional Radiology
  • One month on Intensive Care
  • Two months on General Surgery
  • Two months on Trauma and General Surgery
  • Two months on Abdominal and Laparoscopic Surgery
  • One month on Thoracic Surgery
  • One month vacation  

PGY-3

During this year, you spend:

  • Two months on Vascular Surgery
  • One month on Vascular Lab
  • Two months on Interventional Radiology
  • Two months on General Surgery
  • Two months on Trauma and General Surgery
  • Two months on Abdominal and Laparoscopic Surgery
  • One month vacation

PGY-4 and PGY-5

During these years, you will spend:

  • Nine months on Vascular Surgery
  • Three months on Interventional Radiology
  • Four independent weeks of vacation

We accept applications for the Vascular Surgery Residency program from fourth-year medical students via the Association of American Medical College's Electronic Residency Application Service from the National Resident Match Program (NRMP). Please refer to the NRMP residency program calendar for our application deadline.

We typically invite approximately 40 applicants to interview, with those who have applied early in the match process having more flexibility in the choice of interview dates. We invite candidates to meet our house staff the evening before their interviews at an informal get-together.

We also encourage applicants to return for a second look after the interview. During this Second Look Visit, you spend the day with a vascular resident touring the facility, attending a vascular surgery conference, visiting the operating room and vascular patient ward, and meeting with our Program Director Peter L. Faries, MD, and other attendings, as schedules permit.

The Vascular Surgery Residency Program offers competitive salaries, which vary by year. The current figures, which are subject to change, are:

  • PGY-1: $60,422
  • PGY-2: $63,698
  • PGY-3: $67,120
  • PGY-4: $69,798
  • PGY-5 Chief: $74,979

Learn more about salary and benefits

Our current residents are:

PGY-5

Christine Chung, MD
Medical School: New York University School of Medicine

Daniel Han, MD
Medical School: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai             

PGY-4

Daniel Fremed, MD
Medical School: Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School 

Reid Ravin, MD
Medical School: Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons              

PGY-3

William Beckerman, MD
Medical School: Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Sean Wengerter, MD
Medical School: Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School 

PGY-2

Melissa Baldwin, MD
Medical School: Boston University School of Medicine   

Ajit Rao, MD
Medical School: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

PGY-1

James Cornwall, MD
Medical School: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Adam Koreyem, MD, PhD
Medical School: Medical School: Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School