General Vascular Surgery Fellowship


It is our pleasure to welcome you to our site and considering Rush University as your Vascular and Endovascular fellowship. The Rush University Vascular Surgery fellowship was established in 1988 and has been one of the country’s premier training program. In 2017 the program was voluntarily closed due to low faculty census. As of July 2019, the Rush University Medical Center Vascular Surgery fellowship has been reaccredited as a University-based 2-year program under the direction of Dr. Walter J. McCarthy

We are currently a fully staffed division with five faculty surgeons covering two institutions and entirely committed to making our program one the best training opportunity for both open and endovascular interventions while maximizing quality of life and a pleasant work environment. As a major referral center, Rush University Medical Center provides access to a wide range of resources and patients. Our fellowship places emphasis on developing sound surgical judgment and technical skills that will make you an efficient surgeon, and more importantly, provide you with the foundation necessary to become the best surgeon you can be.

As a fellow, you will participate in the diagnosis, perioperative, and operative care of patients on the fellow’s service with the help of junior interventional radiology residents and physician assistants. Also, you will have important academic responsibilities which include preparing for our weekly conferences, teaching medical students and residents, as well as participate in various research opportunities. Finally, you will have access to the necessary didactic lectures and vascular laboratory studies to meet the requirements for the RPVI certification.

The Division of vascular and endovascular surgery at Rush University Medical Center is an ideal place to consider as your training ground. The recent integration of Interventional Radiology with Vascular and Endovascular Surgery as a single Peripheral vascular disease service line offers an unprecedented learning opportunity for our fellows who will benefit from the teachings of skilled open and endovascular surgeons as well as interventional radiologists.

We sincerely hope that you will consider Rush University Medical Center for your vascular fellowship and wish you the best in your future endeavors.

Dr. Walter McCarthy

Program Director


Dr. Alexandre d’Audiffret

Chief of Vascular Surgery


Please feel free to contact Dr. Walter McCarty or Dr. Alexandre d’Audiffret Alexandre_d’ for any further information.

Available Positions

Due to the recent re-accreditation of our Vascular Fellowship, we are recruiting a first-year vascular fellow to begin in July 2020.

How to apply

The selection process is based on the match system. Please contact the National Residency Matching Program’s office at (202) 838-0620 for registration information regarding the match.

Please submit an Electronic Residency Application Service fellowship application along with the following:

  • At least three letters of recommendation, including one from your surgery chair
  • Copies of your American Board of Surgery In-Training Examination scores
  • U.S. Medical Licensing Examination, Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates and visa documentation (if relevant)
  • A recent photograph

Please also include your email address to expedite communication.

If you are granted an interview, we will contact you by email with details. For more information, please email
Jaime Martin at

Our address:

Jaime Martin

Fellowship Program Coordinator, Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery

Administrative Assistant, Vascular Surgery

University Cardiovascular Surgeons

Rush University Medical Center

1725 West Harrison Street | Suite 1156 | Chicago, IL 60612