Fellowship in Vascular Surgery at Staten Island University Hospital

Fellowship in Vascular Surgery at Staten Island University Hospital

About us

Vascular Surgery Fellowship at Staten Island University Hospital is an ACGME accredited 2 years comprehensive training program in Vascular and Endovascular Surgery. It is offered to those who have completed an ACGME approved General Surgery residency. One position is offered every year through the ERAS with a total of 2 fellows training at a given time.

Established in 2001, Vascular Surgery fellowship at SIUH provides a comprehensive exposure to patients with diseases of the arterial, venous, and lymphatic systems. Extensive exposure to complex vascular pathology at our vascular surgery program is second to none. We perform approximately, 1200 vascular cases annually. We are 1 out of 7 vascular surgery training programs in New York City. The faculty at SIUH is fully trained, board certified, and are well recognized in the field of vascular surgery.

Each fellow works closely with faculty members who review the fellow's progress and assist in meeting the fellow's career goals. The program director also meets with the fellows four times during the academic year to assess the fellow's academic progression. Due to high clinical volume, our fellows usually meet the defined category case requirement by the end of their first year or beginning of the second year.

We are committed to training highest quality vascular surgeons who can go out and make a significant difference in patient's lives. We welcome you to learn more about our program through this website or by contacting our program coordinator.

Clinical training

Staten Island is the fastest growing borough in NYC with roughly 500,000 people. This includes socioeconomically and ethnically diverse patient population suffering from a breadth of vascular diseases involving arterial, venous, and lymphatic systems.

Our fellowship offers hands on experience in a wide variety of endovascular and open procedures. Commonly performed endovascular procedure include carotid artery stenting, venous and arterial thrombolysis, EVAR, TEVAR including snorkels, chimneys and periscopes, lower extremity revascularization using the latest technology including rotational and laser atherectomy devices. Fellows are exposed to a large number of open procedures such as AAA repair, thoraco-abdominal aneurysm repair, debranching surgeries, aorto-bifemoral bypass, extra-anatomic bypasses, renal and visceral bypasses, carotid endarterectomies, 1st rib resection, dialysis access and complex lower extremity arterial reconstructions. Fellows have ample opportunity to learn office based vein procedures like EVLT and spider vein sclerotherapy.

The fellows are expected to manage the vascular service with the help of the vascular team. A general surgery intern, a PGY-4 general surgery resident, two PA's and rotating medical students make up the comprehensive vascular surgery team. The fellows are expected to attend the chairman's weekly outpatient clinic and is responsible for organizing the weekly didactic conference and the monthly journal club.

Fellows spend time in the non-invasive vascular laboratory performing and interpreting arterial/venous duplex, carotid and renal duplex, transcranial Doppler and ABI/PVR exams. Fellow is mandated to sit for the ARDMS Registered Physician Vascular Interpretation (RPVI) Exam at the end of their first year.

Our fellows usually meet the defined category case requirement by the end of their first year or beginning of the second year. Please review the following defined category report for graduating fellow in 2014:

 

Required

Primary

Secondary

Total

Endovascular Diagnostic

100

151

168

319

Endovascular Therapeutic

80

214

80

294

Endovascular Aneurysm Repair

20

56

3

59

Abdominal

30

40

5

45

Cerebrovascular

25

83

0

83

Peripheral

45

79

12

91

Complex

10

55

8

63

Conferences

The following educational conferences are held on a regular basis:

  • Friday Morning Didactics: Held once a week and presentations are given by either a fellow, general surgery resident rotating on the service or a faculty. The topics are chosen based on the recommendations of the Association for Program Directors in Vascular Surgery. The lecture is followed by case presentations and group discussion.
  • Mortality and Morbidity Conference: Held twice a month where fellows present all mortality and morbidity cases followed by quality improvement discussion.
  • Visiting Professor Grand Round: Twice yearly the fellows get exposure to a renowned visiting professor who is a leader in the field of vascular surgery. Fellows have the opportunity to interact, ask questions and discuss careers in the field of vascular surgery. Vascular surgeons are invited from Staten Island and Brooklyn for interesting case presentations at the dinner in the honor of visiting professor. This wonderful educational event is very popular amongst local vascular community.
  • Vascular Surgery Board Mock Orals: Held once a month to prepare the fellows for Vascular Surgery Certifying Exam. Each fellow is provided with textbooks, journals and online access to educational material like VESAP to help them prepare for Vascular Surgery Qualifying Exam.
  • Journal Club: Held at the end of each month, the Fellows are responsible for presenting the journal articles followed by discussion.
  • Research Meeting: Held once a month to follow up on the progress of various research projects run by fellows and residents.

Research

The expectation is that each fellow will embark on at least one major research project which will lead to presentation at a national/regional meeting and a publication in a peer review journal. Numerous opportunities exist for clinical research projects and case reports in conjunction with the faculty. Fellows will attend at least one major academic meeting per year and will have the opportunity to attend additional meetings if he/she is presenting a paper or research project. Our recent fellows have presented papers at almost every national, regional and local vascular meeting in the last few years. The list of fellow presentation and publication is shared during the interview process.

Vascular surgery division is a part of various clinical trials and fellows have ample opportunity to get involved in those clinical trials. We are a participating center for Vascular Quality Initiative (VQI®), governed by the Society for Vascular Surgery Patient Safety Organization (SVS PSO). Our division is a clinical site for following clinical trials:

  • AAA 13-03 Study: Next Generation Gore Excluder Conformable AAA Endoprosthesis.
  • Long-Term Effectiveness of the Ovation/Prime Abdominal stent Graft System- Post Marketing Trial
  • NIH sponsored ATTRACT (Acute Venous Thrombosis: Thrombus Removal with Adjunctive Catheter-Directed Thrombolysis) study.

Application process

Applications are accepted every year through ERAS. We participate in NRMP match.

For further information please contact:

Florence Gyi 
Vascular Fellowship Coordinator

501 Seaview Ave Suite 302 
Staten Island, NY 10305 
Tel: 718 226 6800 
Fax: 718 226 1295 
Email: [email protected]

 

Our faculty

Jonathan Scott Deitch, MD

  • Director of Service - Director of Vascular Surgery of Surgery - Vascular Surgery, Staten Island University Hospital
  • Assistant Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
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Jonathan A. Schor, MD

  • Assistant Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
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Kuldeep Singh, MD

  • Assistant Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
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Saqib Zia, MBBS

  • Assistant Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
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