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Atrium Health Carolinas Medical Center and Atrium Health Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute have provided world-class heart care for more than half a century, and are currently at the forefront in cardiovascular care. Within these state-of-the-art facilities and alongside these renowned physicians, fellows will gain the knowledge and skillset to become well-rounded, comprehensive vascular surgeons. This 2-year fellowship program provides in-depth knowledge of all aspects of vascular surgery to help fellows prepare for board certification and independent practice.

Where You Will Train


Carolinas Medical Center

Inpatient training is done exclusively at Carolinas Medical Center's 874-bed main facility. Our hospital is a regional aortic care center, level 1 trauma center and center of excellence in the treatment of carotid, peripheral arterial and venous disease. The facility features modern catheterization labs and hybrid operating suites, Intensive Care and vascular ultrasonography.

Meet the Faculty


Our vascular surgery fellowship program remains one of the most highly respected in the Carolinas because we consistently graduate world-class fellows who are dependable, innovative and skilled vascular surgeons. Under the mentorship of internationally respected faculty, our fellows are tasked with learning the nuances of quality patient care, investigating our clinical outcomes and presenting data at national meetings. We are grateful for your interest in our training program and invite you to dive deeper into our clinical and didactic curriculum, and realize how our Vascular Surgery Fellowship can help you achieve your professional goals.

Gregory Stanley, MD, Program Director

With a nationally and internationally renowned team of physicians who serve as faculty, our fellows have access to a breadth of experience and knowledge in the Vascular Surgery Fellowship program. View their bios.

Program Curriculum

The Vascular Surgery Fellowship is a 2-year program that covers all aspects of theoretical and practical teaching, immersing fellows in an array of vascular surgery knowledge. Following the guidelines of the Association of Program Directors in Vascular Surgery, the curriculum is enhanced by weekly discussions highlighting complex aortic and critical limb ischemia management as well as generating an understanding of the evolution of systemic vascular care. In addition to a robust curriculum and unlimited research opportunities, the program is supported by a dedicated, full-time surgical faculty that are fully committed to resident education. This program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and meets all educational objectives for board certification.

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Fellows will have primary but not exclusive responsibility for inpatient or outpatient services. The program pairs First- and Second- year fellows into clinical teams with rotating general surgery residents.

Salary and Benefits

In addition to the many educational and career benefits of the Vascular Surgery Fellowship program, fellows will receive financial benefits as well.

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Application Criteria

Applications are accepted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Candidates will need to have completed a general surgery program approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

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