Mission Statement

The Vascular Fellowship and Integrated Vascular Residency programs are dedicated to developing our trainees into expert clinicians, who are both clinically and academically proficient in all aspects of the diagnosis, management, and treatment of vascular disease. Under the instruction of our enthusiastic and committed faculty, our vascular trainees will ultimately display competent surgical judgment and operative skills that will prepare them for independent practice in vascular surgery. Charleston Area Medical Center is widely heralded as a prominent institution committed to meeting the needs of all patients in rural Appalachia and southern West Virginia. In alignment with the institution, our programs maintain the mission of “Striving to provide the best health care to every patient, every day.”

Program Aims:

Our Vascular Surgery Fellowship and Integrated Residency Programs aim to provide superior educational experiences to our trainees so that following completion of their respective training program, vascular surgery residents and fellows should be able to:

1. Provide comprehensive care to all patients presenting with vascular disease beginning with an initial assessment, diagnosis and development of the treatment plan.
2. Demonstrate knowledge of the anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology of the vascular system, including congenital and acquired diseases.
3. Demonstrate the ability to surgically manage the preoperative, operative, and postoperative care of patients with arterial, venous, and lymphatic disease.
4. Demonstrate a commitment to carrying out professional responsibilities, adherence to ethical principles, and sensitivity to a diverse patient population.
5. Investigate and evaluate their patient care practices, appraise and assimilate scientific evidence, and improve their patient care practices.
6. Demonstrate interpersonal and communication skills that result in effective information exchange and teaming with patients, the patients’ families, and professional associates.
7. Demonstrate an awareness of and responsiveness to the larger context and system of health care and the ability to effectively call on system resources to provide care that is of optimal value.
8. Meet the requirements set forth by the American Board of Surgery to be board eligible in Vascular Surgery. 9. Serve the communities in which they practice by providing excellent vascular care to every patient.