As a graduate of the UAB vascular fellowship in 2009, I am very proud of our rich history of educational excellence, rigorous and diverse training, and outstanding surgeons that continue to graduate from our vascular integrated residency and fellowship programs. It has been a privilege to witness the evolution of the training program through the institution of our integrated residency, and to see the bright future ahead for both programs.

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We proudly offer advanced vascular care to our patients with the availability of three hybrid endovascular suites (two at UAB and one at the Birmingham VA). We participate in ground breaking device trials, spanning the breadth of vascular surgery, including devices for the treatment of aortic and carotid disease, critical limb ischemia and venous disease. UAB is one of a select few centers in the country currently able to offer custom branched and fenestrated procedures to patients with conditions involving the arch and thoracoabdominal aorta. We also continue to graduate trainees with case volumes in open carotid, aortic and peripheral vascular surgery that are above national averages.

Our Department of Surgery and Division are dedicated to advancing surgical science, and to educating our trainees in both performing and understanding health services and outcomes research so that they are able to apply that knowledge to their future practices. Our trainees have consistently presented at regional and national meetings, and have published in peer-reviewed journals during their training with us. 

The most compelling argument for our program speaks for itself in our graduated residents and fellows. Our graduates have consistently been well rounded clinically, performed well on their board exams, and seamlessly transitioned into both academic and private practice careers. Click here to learn more about where our graduates are working and the practice settings they have chosen.

Birmingham is an exciting Southern city with endless outdoor activities, craft breweries, excellent cuisine and warm hospitality -- all of which have made our city a top place to live and work. Click here to learn more about what makes UAB and Birmingham one of best places to train in the U.S.

These are just a few of the reasons that UAB is an outstanding vascular training program. But you don't have to take my word for it, click here to see why our current residents and fellows chose UAB.

We are very fortunate to have Sherry Dickerson as our residency coordinator. If you are interested in learning more about our program, please use the contact information below.

Thanks very much for your interest and do not hesitate to contact us with any questions.

Sincerely,
Benjamin J. Pearce, M.D.