Vascular Surgeon | Program Director

Location: The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center ยท Columbus, Ohio

The Department of Surgery, Division of Vascular Diseases and Surgery at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is seeking a faculty member at the Associate or Full Professor level with a dedicated interest in education to fill the Program Director role for the Vascular Fellowship and Integrated Vascular Residency program. The Program Director is responsible for the overall conduct, organization, and accountability of the education program.

The successful candidate must be trained in aspects of open and endovascular procedures, including arterial and venous disorders including, peripheral vascular, venous disease, endovascular and aortic. The section runs an ICAVL inpatient and outpatient Vascular Ultrasound Lab. The successful candidate will participate in regional and national conferences, conduct and develop clinical, translational, and/or basic science research, quality initiatives, and provide direct patient care.

The Program Director should demonstrate the scholarly activity by one or more of the following:

  • Publication of original research in peer-reviewed journals, or chapters in textbooks;
  • Publication or presentation at local, regional, or national professional and scientific society meetings;
  • Peer-reviewed funding;
  • Participation in national committees or educational organizations.

The responsibilities of this committed leader include:

  • Maintenance of vascular residency and fellowship within the parameters of the ACGME standards;
  • Oversee and develop vascular residency and fellowship curriculum and evaluation tools;
  • Cultivate optimal learning environment for trainees;
  • Ensure structured professional time / research opportunities for trainees;
  • Recruit first-in-class medical students and residents to the residency and fellowship program.

The Vascular Surgery Integrated Residency

Ohio State University is now among the few institutions in the nation offering an integrated vascular surgery residency where students enter directly after completing medical school. This newly added five-year program develops competence in the surgical treatment of patients with complicated vascular conditions. Through The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, residents are exposed to routine patient care as well as complicated medical problems, in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Interaction with a multitude of specialties occurs regularly along with grand rounds and didactic conferences. Residents who complete the program are prepared to serve in both academic and clinical care settings. Residents will be eligible to sit for the Vascular Surgery Qualifying Exam.

OSUWMC Vascular Integrated Residency Program

The Vascular Fellowship Program

The strength of our fellowship is the tremendous depth and breadth of clinical material. We offer a comprehensive educational program in routine and complex vascular reconstructions using both open and endovascular techniques. The endovascular and open surgery experience is combined seamlessly throughout the fellowship experience, as in real-world practice. While we are fully engaged in all progressive developments in endovascular surgery, the open surgical experience remains robust at Ohio State. Recent graduates have finished with an average of over 250 major open vascular procedures. Fellows benefit from a faculty with a healthy experience range and diverse training backgrounds, ensuring exposure to multiple solutions to vascular problems.

OSUWMC Vascular Program

Fellows also participate in the outpatient clinic one day per week to ensure continuity of care and familiarity with outpatient diseases and preoperative risk stratification.


  • Five to eight years of strong faculty clinical, academic and mentorship experience;
  • Completion of an ACGME-accredited general surgery residency and vascular surgery fellowship or completion of integrated vascular residency program;
  • Current certification in the subspecialty by the American Board of Surgery, or subspecialty qualifications
  • Strong track record of leadership;
  • Demonstrated leadership skills in building innovative programs;
  • Requisite specialty expertise and documented educational and administrative experience acceptable to the Review Committee;
  • Commitment to developing and retaining women, underserved minorities and those with disability
  • Status;
  • Eligibility for Ohio medical licensure;
  • active research program (desired, but not required) in basic, translational, clinical or health services research;
  • Qualify for an academic appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor.

The Ohio State University College of Medicine’s Division of Vascular Diseases and Surgery

The Division of Vascular Diseases and Surgery

FY19 numbers:

  • 10 faculty members
  • 5,944 outpatient visits
  • 1,530 OR cases
  • 54,088 wRVUs

Standout Vascular Diseases and Surgery Programs

Ohio State Aortic Center: The center combines the expertise of highly skilled physicians including vascular surgeons, cardiac surgeons, and cardiologists to provide a tailored approach to each patient’s care. This includes conventional surgery and new, minimally invasive procedures. In addition to scheduled aortic procedures, the Aortic Center also provides treatment for emergent and life-threatening aneurysms.

Limb Preservation Program: Vascular diseases, such as peripheral arterial disease and diabetes, account for more than half the amputations in the United States. With early intervention and expert care, many of these limbs could be saved. The experts at the Limb Preservation Program within the Comprehensive Wound Center offer a multidisciplinary approach and advanced techniques to treat patients with limb-threatening conditions. Learn more about Ohio State’s Limb Preservation Program.

Ohio State Total Vein Care: Ohio State Total Vein Care, located within Outpatient Care Upper Arlington, is home to board-certified vascular surgeons with more than 30 years’ experience in the treatment of venous disease. Total Vein Care provides a variety of treatment options for those affected by spider or varicose veins. Total Vein Care is one of the only practices in central Ohio that only employs board-certified vascular surgeons, therefore our surgeons are uniquely qualified to treat both the cosmetic and the underlying medical cause of patients’ venous disease. Learn more about Total Vein Care.

The Ohio State University Department of Surgery

The Ohio State Department of Surgery is led by Chair Timothy Pawlik, MD, MPH, PhD, and comprises nine surgical specialty divisions and several multidisciplinary centers. The department performs more than 18,000 cases annually and is ranked 6th by the Blue Ridge rankings for National Institutes of Health funding among surgery departments nationally.

For consideration, please send CV along with a cover letter to:

Timothy Pawlik, MD, PhD, MPH | Chair, Department of Surgery |
Timur Sarac, MD | Chief, Division of Vascular Diseases and Surgery |
Tiffany Bauman, MBA | Physician and Faculty Recruitment |


The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.


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