Welcome


 

It is our pleasure to welcome you to our site and thank you for 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 programs. In 2017 the program was voluntarily closed due to the 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 six faculty surgeons and one vascular medicine attending covering three institutions and entirely committed to making our program one the best training opportunity for both open and endovascular interventions, while providing a pleasant work environment and maximizing quality of life. 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 vascular service at both academic and community hospital settings. The vascular service is comprised of medical students, surgical residents, and advanced practice providers. You will have important academic responsibilities, which include preparing for our weekly conferences, teaching medical students and residents, and participating 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. With a diverse faculty versed in both open and endovascular interventions, we sincerely hope 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

Walter McCarthy, MD Alexandre C. D'Audiffret