The Vascular Surgery Fellowship program at St Luke’s University Hospital Network was approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) in September of 2019 for a traditional 5+2 fellowship track.
The St Luke’s University Health Network Vascular Fellowship provides a robust educational experience. St. Luke's University Hospital Network is diverse and expansive with fully integrated Epic ambulatory and inpatient EMR across 12 hospital campuses and more than 300 ambulatory sites. St Luke’s is responsible for training more than 400 GME Residents and Fellows, including a general surgery residency. The St. Luke's Bethlehem campus is a CMS 5 Star Hospital and an IBM Watson Top 100 Major Teaching Hospital, 5 years in a row. Bethlehem, houses our award winning Level I Trauma Center, and serves as our tertiary care facility. The Bethlehem campus is the official “International Show Site for GE Medical Imaging,” and was the first US installation of the Discovery Hybrid OR (2011). Additionally, there is a Discover IR/Vascular suite, as well as a bi-plane Neuro-Interventional room. A second Discovery Hybrid OR is located at our Allentown campus, with another Discovery IR/Vascular suite at our Warren campus. We have 17 Integrated Vascular Labs performing over 100 studies daily. We are one of the participating sites in the Roadster landmark trial for TCAR. We participate in the VQI, in multiple modules including carotid, aortic and hemodialysis access. We have an extensive aortic surgery program including performance of elective and ruptured EVAR, FEVAR and TEVAR, as well as percutaneous and open visceral reconstruction. In addition to the tremendous exposure to vascular pathology, proctored by our vascular surgery faculty, fellows will also spend dedicated time in our interventional vascular suites working with the interventional radiology faculty. Research opportunities are through our active Clinical Research Department supporting both internally sponsored and industry sponsored trials. There is strong support of all GME programs from the Executive Administration & the Board of Trustees.
Our faculty is composed of 8 fellowship trained vascular surgeons and 12 fellowship trained interventional radiologists, who are deeply committed to excellent patient outcomes, fellow education and training in a team-based multidisciplinary setting. The fellow will learn vital aspects of managing all aspects of vascular pathology. Upon completion of the program, the fellow will be able to demonstrate competency in all areas of vascular pathology including diagnostic and treatment modalities, patient care management and leadership of a multidisciplinary vascular program.