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Vascular Surgery Residency Program
Vascular Surgery Residency Program

The Vascular Surgery Fellowship Program at Carolinas Medical Center is organized within the Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, yet maintained as a separate program. The vascular residency program is an approved two-year residency program fully accredited by the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

The educational goals of the program are to develop a well-rounded vascular surgeon with in-depth knowledge of peripheral vascular surgery meeting all educational objectives for Board Certification and meeting all requirements of the ACGME. Our emphasis on education differentiates Carolinas Medical Center from other similar-sized, non-university hospitals. We have a dedicated full-time surgical faculty fully committed to resident education. Their contact is continuous and involves various areas of theoretical and practical teaching. We also provide clinical support services from the Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute and James H. Heineman Vascular Center.

Gregory A. Stanley, MD, FACS
Program Director, Vascular Surgery Fellowship Program

Gregory A. Stanley, MD, FACS is a board-certified general and vascular surgeon. His expertise is in the management and treatment of complex aortic and peripheral vascular diseases, including both open and endovascular surgery for thoracic, abdominal, and thoracoabdominal aneurysms and aortic dissections. His practice also includes extensive experience in advanced critical limb ischemia and limb salvage.

Dr. Stanley earned his medical degree at the University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, and completed his general surgery residency and vascular surgery fellowship at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas. Prior to joining the Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute in Charlotte, he was a faculty member at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York and at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson.

Dr. Stanley’s academic interests focus on improving surgical outcomes of aortic pathology and peripheral interventions. Education and training are also priorities—not only of current fellows, but also of practicing physicians both in the US and internationally. With a degree in biomedical engineering, he also has a strong interest in medical device design and development and has several ongoing projects in this area.

Dr. Stanley has authored or co-authored more than 25 papers, editorials and reviews in peer-reviewed journals, as well as several book chapters. He has been an invited speaker at more than 20 regional, national and international meetings, including the International Conference for Vascular Specialists (iCON), New Cardiovascular Horizons (NCVH) and VEITHsymposiumTM.

Dr. Stanley is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS) and a member of the Southern Association for Vascular Surgery, the Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery, the Society for Vascular Surgery, the American College of Surgeons, the Texas Medical Association and the American Medical Association. He serves as a reviewer for Journal of Endovascular Therapy and Journal of Vascular Surgery. In addition, he has received several awards, including being named a peer-nominated Super Doctors® Rising Star in 2014.

About Cardiovascular Care at Carolinas Medical Center

Carolinas Medical Center and Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute have provided world-class heart care for more than half a century. We offer the most advanced technologies and programs for heart patients for patients of all ages. Learn more about our services