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, the Division of Interventional Radiology, and at our affiliate hospitals: the James J. Peters V.A. Medical Center; and Mount Sinai West. Interns will rotate at our training sites: Elmhurst Hospital; the James J. Peters V.A. Medical Center; and Mount Sinai Beth Israel.

Residency rotations are as follows:

PGY-1

During this year, you spend:

  • Four months on Vascular Surgery
  • One month on Vascular Radiology
  • Two months on Trauma and General Surgery
  • Four months on General Surgery
  • One month vacation

PGY-2

During this year, you spend:

  • Four months on Vascular Surgery
  • One month on Intensive Care
  • Six months on General Surgery
  • One month vacation  

PGY-3

During this year, you spend:

  • Four months on Vascular Surgery
  • One month on Thoracic Surgery
  • One month on Transplant
  • One month on Cardiothoracic Intensive Care
  • Four months on General Surgery
  • One month vacation

PGY-4

During this year, you will spend:

  • Six months on Vascular Surgery/General Surgery
  • Three months on Interventional Radiology
  • Three months on General Surgery
  • Four independent weeks of vacation

PGY-5

During this year, you will spend:

  • Eight months on Vascular Surgery
  • Four months on General Surgery
  • 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: $70,876
  • PGY-2: $73,711
  • PGY-3: $76,660
  • PGY-4: $79,726
  • PGY-5 Chief: $82,915

Learn more about salary and benefits

Our current residents are:

PGY-1

Name/E-mail

Medical School

 

Krystina Choinski, MD

krystina.choinski@mountsinai.org 

Albert Einstein College of Medicine

 

Christopher Hatzis, MD

christopher.hatzis@mountsinai.org 

Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

 

Nicholas Stafford, MD

nicholas.stafford@mountsinai.org

Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University

 

PGY-2

Name/E-mail

Medical School

 

Kelsey Berger, MD

kelsey.berger@mountsinai.org 

Drexel University College of Medicine

 

Mallika Gopal, MD

mallika.gopal@mountsinai.org 

Boston University School of Medicine

 

Joshua Harris, MD

joshua.harris@mountsinai.org

Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans

 

PGY-3

Name/E-mail

Medical School

 

Jonathan Lee, MD

jonathan.lee@mountsinai.org 

State University of New York Upstate Medical University

 

Kenneth Nakazawa, MD

kenneth.nakazawa@mountsinai.org 

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

 

Constantine Troupes, MD

constantine.troupes@mountsinai.org

Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University

 

PGY-4

Name/E-mail

Medical School

 

Scott Safir, MD

scott.safir@mountsinai.org 

State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine

 

Anthony Turner, MD, MBA

anthony.turner@mountsinai.org 

University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

 

Vivek Prakash, MD

vivek.prakash@mountsinai.org

Northwestern University the Feinberg School of Medicine

 

PGY-5

Name/E-mail

Medical School

 

Shivani Kumar, MD

shivani.kumar@mountsinai.org 

University of Massachusetts Medical School

 

Ignatius Lau, MD

ignatius.lau@mountsinai.org 

Stony Brook University School of Medicine

Electives/sub-internships in vascular and endovascular surgery are available to third and fourth-year medical students. Please review the listings below to choose which sub-internship and location might work best for you.

  • SUR376: Vascular/Endovascular Elective at The Mount Sinai Hospital
  • Levels: 3, 4
    Level Description: This elective is available to U.S. MD and DO students, as well as foreign visiting students.
    Weeks: 2, 3, 4 – all year
    Days of the week: Monday – Friday
    Time: 6:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
    Number of students: 1-2

This elective is geared towards medical students who are interested in exploring the field of vascular surgery. The student will join both the attending in office hours and the resident vascular surgery team for rounds during the day. Students are expected to scrub in on many types of vascular procedures, including carotid artery surgery, aortic aneurysm repair, and lower extremity bypass surgery. Students will gain familiarity with the various types of examinations performed in the vascular laboratories; they will also learn appropriate ordering and interpretation of test results. The student will have the opportunity to see patients in the outpatient office, scrub in on elective and emergent surgeries, and participate in the postoperative care of the vascular patient.

Course director/instructor: Rami Tadros, MD, Associate Professor, Associate Program Director
Tel: 212-241-5393
rami.tadros@mountsinai.org

Course director: Daniel Han, MD, Assistant Professor
Tel: 212-241-5393
daniel.han@mountsinai.org 

Program coordinator: Solangi Mora
Tel: 212-241-2087
solangi.mora@mountsinai.org

  • SUR378: Vascular/Endovascular Sub-Internship at The Mount Sinai Hospital and Mount Sinai West
    Levels: 4
    Level description: This elective is available to U.S. MD and DO students. Not available to foreign visiting students.
    Weeks: 4 – all year
    Days of the week: Monday – Friday
    Time: 6:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
    Number of students: 1-4
    Location: 2 weeks at The Mount Sinai Hospital and 2 weeks at Mount Sinai West 

This sub-internship is for students interested in applying into the integrated vascular surgery residency program. Students will be exposed to the full range of vascular surgery, including interventional radiology and non-invasive laboratory techniques, as well as scrubbing in the operating room. Students will be intimately involved in the postoperative management in the recovery room and in the intensive care unit. They will also attend vascular conferences at Mount Sinai. Students will spend two weeks on rotation at The Mount Sinai Hospital main campus and two weeks at Mount Sinai West. Opportunities to participate in clinic and office care will also be available. Students may also participate, if desired, in on-going research. A call schedule will be arranged for availability for vascular emergencies.

Course director/instructor: Rami Tadros, MD, Associate Professor, Associate Program Director
Tel: 212-241-5393
rami.tadros@mountsinai.org

Course director: Daniel Han, MD, Assistant Professor
Tel: 212-241-5393
daniel.han@mountsinai.org

Program coordinator: Solangi Mora
Tel: 212-241-2087
solangi.mora@mountsinai.org

  • SUR377: Vascular/Endovascular Elective at Mount Sinai Morningside and Mount Sinai West
    Levels: 3, 4
    Level description: This elective is available to U.S. MD and DO students, as well as foreign visiting students.
    Weeks: 4 – All year
    Days of the week: Monday – Friday
    Time: 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    Number of students: 1
    Location: Mount Sinai Morningside and Mount Sinai West

In this elective the student will have the opportunity to work closely with a vascular attending; teaching will occur at private office hours, morning rounds, conferences, and in the operating room. Students are expected to scrub in on many types of vascular procedures, including carotid artery surgery, aortic aneurysm repair, and lower extremity bypass surgery. Students will gain familiarity with the various types of examinations performed in the Vascular Laboratories; they will also learn appropriate ordering and interpretation of test results.

Course director: Alan I. Benvenisty, MD, Professor
Tel: 212-523-4706
abenveni@chpnet.org 

Program coordinator: Julia Fiore
Tel: 212-523-5671
julia.fiore@mssm.edu

View our complete list of available electives