All fellows will receive basic training in vascular medicine and acquire sufficient knowledge to care for most patients with vascular disease.
- Dr. Todd Vogel
- Dr. Jonathan Bath
Level I trainees should gain experience in vascular disease management in both the inpatient and outpatient settings, assisting in patient care in a manner that provides patient-centered education. It is important that Level I trainees evaluate and manage patients with arterial, venous, and lymphatic disorders. Although training in vascular medicine occurs throughout the cardiovascular disease fellows, a rotation dedicated to vascular medicine occurs during the third year of fellowship. Level I trainees should encounter and receive instruction in the bedside evaluation of patients with peripheral (limb) artery disease, renal and mesenteric artery disease, extracranial carotid artery disease, thoracic and abdominal aortic aneurysms, acute aortic syndromes, deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, and chronic venous insufficiency. Program activity should include appropriate use of vascular diagnostic modalities (physiological testing; duplex ultrasound imaging; and magnetic resonance, computed tomographic, and catheter-based angiography); indications for and use of pharmacotherapy to prevent and treat atherosclerosis, venous thromboembolism, and their risk factors; the role of endovascular and surgical revascularization; assessment of cardiovascular risk; and periprocedural/perioperative management of patients undergoing endovascular procedures and vascular surgery.
- Attend Vascular Clinics at MUHC and VA.
- Discuss all cases seen in clinic with Vascular attending.
- Participate in interventional laboratory procedures (optional).
- Attend weekly Vascular conferences.
- Complete reading assignments.
- Meet with fellow daily. Discuss and evaluate all cases seen by fellow in clinic.
- Directly supervise in laboratory procedures.