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About the Residency

The Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery has demonstrated a longstanding commitment to educating future leaders in vascular surgery through our training programs in the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Our traditional fellowship was established in 1982. We are proud of our 36 graduates, all of whom are board-certified vascular surgeons, practicing in private, academic, and military practices. Our final fellowship graduate completed training in 2012.

We transitioned to a “0+5” training paradigm in 2008, the fourth program of its type in the country to receive Residency Review Committee approval. We were fortunate to be approved in 2010 for expansion to two resident positions per year.  In academic year 2015-16, we reached a full complement of ten residents. Our first chief resident graduated in 2013, and chose to join the faculty here at UMass. For a complete list of our alumni, click here. We have been very fortunate to attract a wonderfully talented group of residents to our program; they are a remarkably diverse, yet cohesive group! See our 2021-2022 residents.

2021 Vascular Surgery Residents

The partnership between the University of Massachusetts Medical School and UMassMemorial Health identified in its Strategic Plan that: Our mission is to advance the health and well-being of the people in the Commonwealth and the world through pioneering advances in education, research, and health care delivery. The University of Massachusetts Medical School is comprised of the Medical School, the Graduate School of Nursing, and the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. The faculty boasts nationally and internationally recognized leaders, including recipients of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, the Lasker Award, the Banting Medal, the Ellison Award, the Keck Award, the Gairdner Award, the Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences, and Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professorships. Annual research funding awards exceeded $280 million in 2016, placing it in the top 2% of all NIH-funded institutions. UMass Medical School is consistently ranked in the top ten percent of the nation’s 129 medical schools for excellence in primary care education by weekly news magazine U.S. News & World Report in its annual review “America’s Best Graduate Schools.” UMMS was also ranked as the most entrepreneurial medical school in the US with $520 million/year in entrepreneurial and miscellaneous revenue, averaged over the last 5 years.

Our clinical partner, UMassMemorial Health, is the largest health care system in Central and Western Massachusetts covering a patient population of 1 million. The two main campuses, University and Memorial, house over 750 beds, including 7 critical care units, and a Stepdown Unit dedicated exclusively to patients admitted to the Heart and Vascular Center of Excellence. The healthcare system generates over $2 billion in annual revenue, with approximately 60,000 admissions annually. We are a Level 1 Trauma Center, with numerous medical and surgical residency and fellowship programs. We particularly value our relationship with our General Surgery Residency colleagues! Under the direction of Dr Jennifer Lafemina, the residency continues its strong tradition of training general surgeons for whatever career path they choose. They are a tremendously accomplished group.

Our fully accredited Integrated Residency participates in the National Resident Matching Program to match two residents for categorical positions each year. We have eight faculty members, each of whom is dedicated to the provision of the highest quality care to their patients and highest quality surgical education for their residents. We are committed to preparing our trainees to become leaders in any vascular surgery career they wish to pursue, in a friendly and respectful work environment.

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Match 2021

The Division of Vascular Surgery is very excited to welcome our Match Residents, Alexandra Forsyth and Sudie Ann Robinson.
We are so happy to have matched two outstanding talented applicants.
If you have any questions, please feel free to email

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