Vascular Medicine

Vascular Medicine Fellowship
A Cutting Edge, NHLBI-Sponsored Clinical and Research Program

What Is Vascular Medicine?

Vascular medicine is the lexicon of knowledge that includes the diagnosis, imaging, medical and endovascular therapy of arterial, venous and lymphatic diseases.  These diseases include arteriosclerosis obliterans, chronic venous insufficiency, deep venous thrombosis, superficial thrombophlebitis, vasospastic diseases, vasculitis, lymphedema, the diabetic foot, thromboangiitis obliterans, and the associated medical disorders of dyslipidemia, diabetes, hypertension and coagulopathy.  Certification of proficiency in this field is now available through the American Board of Vascular Medicine.

The Stanford Program

The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute has named Stanford University as one of seven NIH-funded K12 training programs in Vascular Medicine.  We intend to train leaders in academic vascular medicine.  Individuals that complete this program will have proficiency in the care of patients with vascular disease.  They will be leaders in translational vascular research, bringing new insights, therapies, devices and diagnostics to vascular care.

Trainees will achieve proficiency in the inpatient and outpatient vascular practice, and non-invasive vascular diagnostic laboratory.  They will become familiar with catheter-based endovascular intervention, vascular surgery, vascular pathology and other related disciplines.  During their training, they will participate in mentored clinical research, and have formal didactics in clinical protocol design, biostatistics, data management, as well as legal, ethical and regulatory issues that attend clinical research.

FOCUS:  There are several cogent reasons for developing new centers in Vascular Medicine. Foremost is the improvement in patient care that will result. Because vascular disorders often affect the entire vascular system rather than a single vascular bed, recognition of disease in one vascular bed should trigger comprehensive evaluation, management, and prevention of associated vascular disease. More

CORE CURRICULUM: The core curriculum provides the fellow with the fundamentals of vascular medicine. Following completion of this curriculum, the fellow is skilled in the clinical assessment and medical management of vascular disease, and is able to effectively use and interpret noninvasive diagnostic modalities. More »

How To Apply?

  • We are currently reviewing applications for 2012 fellows.
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  • Applicants must have an MD and US citizenship or permanent US residency.
John Cooke

John P. Cooke, M.D., PhD

Dr. Cooke is Professor and Director of the NHLBI founded Research Career Development Program in Vascular Medicine at Stanford University. He is an internationally recognized translational investigator in vascular diseases.
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Ronald L. Dalman, M.D.

Dr. Dalman is Professor and Chief of the Division of Vascular Surgery. Dr. Dalman is the Program Director for the Vascular Center and NIH-sponsored Vascular Remodeling SCCOR at Stanford
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News and Events

Now Accepting Applications for 2012 Fellowship spot. Deadline Feb 28th, 2011

Nick Leeper, MD wins the Society for Vascular Medicine's Young Investigator Award

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