The Division of Vascular Surgery at the University of Missouri is committed to providing the best quality of care for our patients and the community.

Jonathan Bath

We are the largest academic tertiary regional referral center for vascular surgery in Mid-Missouri, providing complex quaternary care at University Hospital. As the region's only academic vascular surgery fellowship, we have built specialist programs for complex aortic aneurysm management, cerebrovascular disorders, peripheral arterial disease and limb salvage, dialysis access and venous disorders to serve the vascular needs of the region.

The Division of Vascular Surgery has maintained a 2-year ACGME-accredited fellowship for more than 30 years. Many of our fellows have gone on to become leaders in the field of vascular surgery around the country. We believe strongly in graduated responsibility toward clinical and operative autonomy. Our goal is that every fellow be proficient and prepared for the breadth and complexity of vascular surgery.

The Division of Vascular Surgery has an active research presence and is involved in a number of national clinical trials, ranging from lower extremity in-stent restenosis trials, best approaches for critical limb ischemia, carotid interventions and outcomes for AAA. In addition to clinical innovation, we have a strong history of clinical outcomes research using national databases such as the VQI, NIS, Medicare MedPAR, NSQIP and Cerner® HealthFacts EMR data.

Thank you for your interest in the vascular surgery fellowship program at MU. We invite you to contact fellowship director Jonathan Bath, MD, with any questions you may have.



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Current Fellows


Derek Kirby, MD

First Year Fellow


  • Hometown: Kirkland, IL
  • Undergrad: Iowa Wesleyan College
  • Medical School: Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Residency: William Beaumont Army Medical Center
  • Vascular Surgery Interest: Undecided
  • Hobbies: Traveling, camping, and playing or watching sports
  • Favorite things to do on days off: Spending time with my family.
  • Reason I came to MU: I came to Mizzou because of the wide breath of exposure to vascular surgery offered by this program including a balanced approach to complex open and endovascular cases. 
Sepehr Karimi, MD

Sepehr Karimi, MD

Second Year Fellow


  • Hometown: Toronto, Ontario     
  • Undergrad: York University
  • Medical School: Medical University of the Americas
  • Residency: Quinnipiac University - Waterbury Hospital
  • Vascular Surgery Interest: Complex Aortic Repair
  • Hobbies: Concerts, restaurants, traveling, weight training, running, mountain biking, tennis, and Formula 1 Racing
  • Favorite things to do on days off: Weight training, biking, and traveling
  • Reason I came to MU: Opportunity to learn from the greats regarding complex vascular surgery, great town to live in, and affordable.
Shradha Samuel, MD

Shradha Samuel, MD

Second Year Fellow


  • Hometown: Omaha, NE
  • Undergrad: Missouri University of Science and Technology
  • Medical School: Creighton University
  • Residency: University of Nebraska
  • Vascular Surgery Interest: The use of new materials and innovative devices in vascular surgery are fascinating.
  • Hobbies: Hiking, eating chocolate, and watching Star Trek
  • Favorite things to do on days off: I like to hang out with my family
  • Reason I came to MU: The Vascular department has a balanced approach to training and I loved that. I could tell that my education would be a priority and I would be supported.