Vascular Surgery Education

Niten Singh, MD, Professor, Vascular Surgery Division Program Director, Vascular Surgery Integrated Residency and Vascular Surgery Fellowship

The Division of Vascular Surgery is committed to developing surgical skills among residents and faculty. Our conferences educate students, residents and faculty; showcase Department and other visiting faculty; and foster camaraderie within the Department and within the local surgical community. We strive for an exciting environment that fosters the intellectual development of students, residents, and practicing physicians alike. Our motto is: Examine, critique and change what needs to be changed.

The University of Washington Vascular Surgery Integrated Residency and Fellowship are led by Program Director, Niten Singh, MD. Dr. Singh recently interviewed with the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Vascular Surgery Interest Group where he discussed “his experience as a surgeon in the United States Military during the Iraq War, his current life as a surgeon, his keys to success, and what the University of Washington has to offer its prospective residents.” Listen here >>

Vascular Residency Program

The University of Washington offers an ACGME accredited five year integrated residency in Vascular Surgery. The first two years include clinical training in core surgical education and the final three years comprise senior-level training in vascular surgery. Our program adds one candidate per year (directly following medical school) and complements our existing two-year AGME-accredited fellowship. Vascular surgery has evolved rapidly in recent decades. As technology evolves, open surgical treatments are giving way to minimally invasive strategies, often involving percutaneous devices or robotic tools. The next generation of vascular surgeons must be proficient in traditional and non-traditional approaches. Our vascular surgery training program provides a comprehensive “immersion” in the diagnosis and management of all aspects of vascular disease in a multi-disciplinary context. Our curriculum includes rotations in cardiovascular imaging, cardiology, and endovascular surgery, providing trainees with a substantial and robust experience. The University of Washington Integrated Residency Program in Vascular Surgery produces highly trained and qualified surgeons. We are currently recruiting for one R1 position to begin June 25, 2017.

Important dates:

Tuesday, November 1, 2016: Application deadline

Week of November 28, 2016: Applicants will be notified if invited for interview

Friday, January 20, 2017: Applicant Interviews held in Seattle 

For more information:

Contact the Program Director or the Program Administrator >>

Vascular Fellowship

Our Vascular Surgery Fellowship is an ACGME accredited two-year program with both years devoted to clinical work. The University of Washington Fellowship provides comprehensive training in all areas of vascular surgery. Our trainees rotate at the University of Washington Medical Center, the Puget Sound VA Hospital, Harborview Medical Center and Valley Medical Center. Our Fellowship provides a rigorous experience in a wide variety of vascular cases including complex aortic cases, fenestrated and branched endovascular aortic surgery, open aortic reconstructions, venous reconstructions, vascular malformations, vascular access and an extensive peripheral experience in open and endovascular techniques. The rotation at our Level 1 Trauma Center also offers significant exposure to vascular trauma and the treatment of ruptured AAA.

Our program is dedicated to the integral formation of diverse individuals who will become exceptional clinicians. Our Vascular Surgery Fellowship produces highly trained and qualified surgeons. We are currently recruiting for one R6 position to begin July 01, 2018.

Recent Graduates:

2015: Derek Nathan, MD. Virginia Mason Hospital. Seattle, WA
2013: Christian Hamlat, MD. St Luke’s Clinic. Boise, ID
2012: Sherene Shalhub, MD. University of Washington. Seattle, WA
2011: Elina Quiroga, MD. University of Washington.  Seattle, WA

To apply:

All applicants must register with both of the following services: the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) and with the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). The ERAS website can be found at The NRMP website can be found at

PLEASE NOTE: Registering with ERAS does not register applicants with the NRMP, nor does registering with the NRMP register applicants for ERAS. You must register with both services at their separate websites.

Individuals applying to our Fellowship Program must submit the following materials through ERAS. All of the following materials are required to complete your application:

  1. The application, as well as your curriculum vitae, and bibliography.
  2. A statement of career goals.
  3. Three letters of recommendation, one of which must be from the Chief of your service. (Dean’s Letters will not be accepted as a substitute.)

Important dates:

The UW Division of Vascular Surgery will be participating in the 2017 Match. We will be recruiting one fellow to begin July 1, 2017.

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017: Application deadline
Week of March 13th: Invitations for interviews sent
April 2017: Interviews 

For more information:

Contact the Program Director or the Program Administrator >>