Overview

Overview

A Message From the Program Director

Thank you for your interest in the Vascular Surgery training program at Cleveland Clinic. While this year poses some hurdles due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it also gives us the opportunity to hold several virtual gatherings for you to really get to know our “family.”

We established the fellowship program in 1985, and began our integrated residency program in 2009. We strive to make our programs the best available. We want to not only produce the best clinical vascular surgeons, but we want to give our trainees the tools and opportunities to become leaders in the vascular surgery community. Clinically, we have one of the country’s most robust surgical volumes in both open endovascular therapies in all aspects of vascular surgery. In addition, we have leadership opportunities for trainees, state of the art curriculum and multiple research opportunities.

We have structured multidisciplinary conferences that are attended by experts in various fields to provide optimal care to our patients and education to our trainees.

Thank you for visiting our website. If you’d like to become a part of our vascular surgery family and experience one of the most inclusive, well-rounded and prosperous vascular surgery training programs, I encourage you to apply.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at any time.

Learn more about:

Our Faculty

Our Faculty

The Department of Vascular surgery is the largest group of vascular surgeons in the country, including the following faculty:

Sean Lyden, MD
Sean Lyden, MD
Chairman, Department of Vascular Surgery; Vascular Surgeon, Main Campus

Francis Caputo, MD
Francis Caputo, MD
Director, Vascular Surgery Training Programs

Main Campus Staff

East Side Staff

West Side Staff

Vascular Surgery Fellowship

Vascular Surgery Fellowship

Program Director: Francis Caputo, MD

Associate Program Director: David Hardy, MD

Cleveland Clinic's Vascular Surgery Fellowship is a program dedicated to providing trainees who have completed a five-year general surgery residency the opportunity to qualify for advanced credentials in vascular and endovascular surgery. As one of the largest vascular surgery programs in the country, this unique training is offered at several healthcare settings. This allows for experience with a diverse faculty and a breadth of vascular patients. Fellows participating in this program are trained in both complex open surgical procedures and innovative endovascular therapies.

In addition to the main campus, the training takes place in a variety of facilities, including two Cleveland Clinic community hospitals, Hillcrest and Marymount, as well as the local Veteran’s Hospital and a large outpatient based dialysis center. This complements the training and assures exposure and experience with many patient populations and care settings.

Fellowship Rotations: 2020-2021

View/Download Fellowship Rotations: 2020-2021

PGY 7:

Matthew Krantz, MD
Matthew Krantz, MD
Medical School: Marshall University
Residency: Marshall University
Cara Lyle, MD
Cara Lyle, MD
Medical School: Commonwealth Medical College
Residency: West Virginia University

PGY 6:

Kogulan Nadesakumaran, MD
Kogulan Nadesakumaran, MD
Medical School: Stony Brook University School of Medicine
Residency: Albany Medical Center
Andrew Van Sickler, MD
Andrew Van Sickler, MD
Medical School: Florida State University
Residency: Prisma Health/University of South Carolina
Priyam Vyas, MD
Priyam Vyas, MD
Medical School: Virginia Commonwealth University
Residency: Christiana Care
Integrated Residency

Integrated Residency

Program Director: Francis Caputo, MD

Associate Program Director: David Hardy, MD

Our 0+5 Integrated Vascular Surgery Residency Program started in 2009 and by August 2010 expanded to allow two accredited residents per year. The program is designed to provide graduated, incremental training. The training focuses on vascular surgery, vascular research, general surgery, cardiothoracic surgery and core rotations. Endovascular rotations are scattered throughout the five years to provide dedicated time and enhanced exposure.

Residents also participate in simulation-based training. This is designed to provide residents with basic surgical techniques and fundamentals unique to vascular surgery. Hands-on models with senior trainees and staff supervision gives residents focused learning outside of the rigors of the operating room. This curriculum has been developed based on resident feedback from the last five years. Each rotation is carefully chosen and geared toward an optimal educational experience at each level, with a focus on progressive learning, complexity and responsibility.

Resident Rotations: 2020-2021

View/Download Resident Rotations 2020-2021

PGY 5:

Cassandra Beck, DO
Cassandra Beck, DO
Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
Sean Steenberge, MD
Sean Steenberge, MD
Medical School: Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University

PGY 4:

J. Will Perry, MD
J. Will Perry, MD
Medical School: Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University
Andrew Smith, MD
Andrew Smith, MD
Medical School: Stony Brook University School of Medicine

PGY 3:

David Laczynski, MD
David Laczynski, MD
Medical School: Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
Marc Seligson, MD
Marc Seligson, MD
Medical School: State University of New York Upstate Medical University

PGY 2:

Sylvia Dong, DO
Sylvia Dong, DO
Medical School: Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Nicholas Hoell, MD
Nicholas Hoell, MD
Medical School: Cooper Medical School of Rowan University

PGY 1:

Bryan Cass, MD
Bryan Cass, MD
Medical School: Louisiana State University School of Medicine
Keith Garber, MD
Kieth Garbler, MD
Medical School: University of Michigan School of Medicine
D’Andre Williams, MD
D'Andre Williams, MD
Medical School: Florida State University College of Medicine
Current Fellows & Residents

Current Fellows & Residents

Get to know some of our fellows and residents by watching their bio video

  • Sean Steenberge, fifth year resident (PGY5)
  • Cara Lyle, second year fellow (PGY7)
  • Priyam Vyas, first year fellow (PGY6)
  • David Laczynski, third year resident (PGY3)
  • John “Will” Perry, fourth year resident (PGY4)
  • Cassandra Beck, fifth year resident (PGY5)
  • Jarrad Rowse, 2019 Integrated Residency Graduate
  • Nathan Droz, 2020 Fellowship Graduate
  • Ayman Ahmed, 2019 Fellowship Graduate
Application Process

Application Process

Vascular Surgery Fellowship & Residency Applications

For a Vascular Surgery Fellowship application, go to:
ERAS®, the Electronic Residency Application Service at The Association of American Medical Colleges
The application process begins Dec. 1 and extends through Feb. 1.

For a Vascular Surgery Residency application, visit:
ERAS® - the Electronic Residency Application Service
The application process begins Sept. 15.

Elective Rotation Applications

Medical students and residents interested in submitting an application to the Department of Vascular Surgery for an elective rotation may contact the Division of Education (Graduate Medical Education at 216.444.5690) or go to the Graduate Medical Education website and follow the instructions under the application process.

We are excited about your interest in our program and look forward to introducing you to the opportunities available at Cleveland Clinic. If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at any time.

Specific information regarding either the Vascular Surgery Fellowship or Residency program may be obtained by contacting:

Hayley Baldzicki | Cleveland Clinic

Hayley Baldzicki
Education Coordinator
Locally 216.444.4311 or toll-free 800.223.2272 ext. 44311
baldzih@ccf.org


Rachel Marshall | Cleveland Clinic

Rachel Marshall
Education Coordinator
Local 216.444.4766 or toll-free 800.223.2273 ext. 44766
marshar@ccf.org

VSIG

VSIG

Cleveland Clinic Vascular Surgery Interest Group

Our Mission:

As the Cleveland Clinic Vascular Surgery Interest Group, our goal is to promote awareness and provide information to medical students and general surgery residents about the field of vascular surgery by offering didactic sessions, surgical skills workshops, shadowing opportunities, mentorship programs, journal clubs, research opportunities, and community outreach.

Faculty Supervisor

David M. Hardy, MD, RPVI, FACS

David M. Hardy, MD, RPVI, FACS
Assistant Professor, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
Staff Vascular Surgeon, Cleveland Clinic

Chapter Officers:

Katherine Lowe

Questions? lowek@ccf.org

Next VSIG Meeting

Topic: Introduction to Vascular Surgery
Date: September 28, 2020
Location: Zoom (for access to the meeting link, please contact Katherine Lowe, lowek@ccf.org)
Time: 5-6 p.m.


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