Vascular Fellowship Program

The Vascular Fellowship is an 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. The Fellowship provides a rigorous experience in a wide variety of vascular cases such as complex aortic cases including 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. Research is encouraged during the Fellowship; our trainees have presented at national meetings and have published extensively.

Our Graduates:

2019: Jason R. Hurd, MD, Providence St. Patrick Hospital, Missoula, MT
2018: Prince Esiobu, MD, Cal Med Physicians and Surgeons, Colton, CA
2017: Shahram Aarabi, MD, Valley Medical Center, Seattle, WA
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

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 personal statement.
  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 Program Update:

The UW Division of Vascular Surgery will be participating in the 2020 Match. We will be recruiting two fellows to begin July 1, 2021.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019: Application deadline
Week of January 20th: Invitations for interviews sent
Friday, March, 6th, 2020: Interviews

For more information:

Niten Singh, MD
Program Director

Anne Long
Program Administrator
206-744-6794 (Fax)