Division Chief's Message
Our mission mirrors University Hospitals' overarching mission: "To Heal. To Teach. To Discover." We fulfill this mission by delivering the highest quality clinical care, employing the latest advanced techniques and technology. We educate the future leaders in vascular disease and participate in multiple research studies to further care and innovate new treatments. A large number of our procedures are now exclusively or partially catheter-based and minimally invasive. This has greatly broadened the scope of our clinical activities and is reflected in the name, "Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy."
As one of the Divisions within the Department of Surgery, we participate fully in its academic and educational programs. The division is also an integral component of University Hospitals Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute of University Hospitals, working closely with colleagues from cardiovascular medicine, cardiac surgery, podiatry, and radiology to create system-wide integration and improvements in cardiovascular care. Vascular medicine focuses on the non-surgical and non-interventional management of a wide variety of vascular disorders including wound care, lymphedema, fibromuscular dysplasia, cardiovascular risk factor modification and clinical thrombosis.
Accredited Training Excellence
The Division supports highly successful and competitive Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)-approved training programs. The Fellowship in Vascular Surgery, a two-year program in place since 1991, is approved for one or two fellows each year, leading to certification in Vascular Surgery by the American Board of Surgery. We also have an Integrated Vascular Surgery Residency (0-5) Program, which began in 2012. Both programs recently underwent review by the ACGME and have been successfully accredited for another 10-year cycle. In addition, we actively participate in the education of general surgery residents and medical students from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.
I hope that you are able to appreciate the breadth of activities we engage in through these web pages and links. Welcome.
Vikram S. Kashyap, MD FACS
Professor of Surgery, Case Western Reserve University, Alan H. Markowitz MD Master Clinician for Cardiovascular Surgery
Chief, Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy
UH Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center