Vascular Surgery Fellowship

Vascular surgery training is a 2-year program at Ochsner Clinic Foundation. A prerequisite for entry into the program is the completion of 5 years of accredited training in General Surgery. The Vascular Surgery fellowship is designed to provide extensive exposure to vascular diseases and prepare the fellow for the examination for the American Board of Surgery Vascular Surgery Certificate.

Program Scope

The management of vascular disease has evolved into a hybrid specialty combining both endovascular as well as classical open techniques for the correction of vascular disease. The vascular fellowship at Ochsner has embraced the importance of extensive endovascular training and since 1996 has formally incorporated these aspects of training into the fellowship program.

Welcome from Hernan Bazan, M.D. FACS - Program Director

Welcome to our webpages highlighting the Ochsner vascular surgery fellowship.

As the management of vascular disease has rapidly evolved into a hybrid specialty combining both open and techniques, the vascular fellowship at the Ochsner Clinic aims to train vascular fellows in all the fundamentals of vascular surgery while applying evolving techniques. Our fellowship is a two-year, ACGME-approved program structured in the traditional 5 + 2 training paradigm with one fellow per year. The program offers the first year fellow protected time to initiate clinical research projects, which he or she can continue through the end of the second year of fellowship with the aim of presenting at regional and national meetings.

The Vascular Surgery fellowship attracts individuals from around the country who have finished five years of general surgery and are highly motivated to undergo an intensive training in clinical and academic vascular and endovascular surgery. The patient population has broad atherosclerotic diseases, such as peripheral arterial and carotid artery disease. Moreover, the fellowship has a strong focus on aortic aneurysmal disease, mesenteric disease, and venous disease. The Ochsner vascular fellowship is designed to provide extensive exposure to vascular diseases and prepare the fellow for the examination for the American Board of Surgery Vascular Surgery Certificate and for entering the practice of vascular surgery.

Applications to our fellowship program are open in the fall thru ERAS and interviews will be conducted January/February of the following year.

Interviews for the 2020 fellowship will be held on February 1 and February 22, 2019. Dinners for applicants, current fellows and staff will be held on the preceding evening, January 31st and February 21st.


Hernan Bazan MD FACS
Associate Professor
Section of Vascular/Endovascular Surgery, Department of Surgery
Program Director
Ochsner Clinic

Help and Questions:
Denise Pinkston, C-TAGME
Sr. Education Program Manager
Surgical Specialties
Ochsner Clinic