Welcome to the Division of Vascular Surgery at USF. We are committed to providing the highest quality care for our patients and a robust learning environment for our residents. Our faculty are all board certified vascular surgeons with expertise in a wide-range of vascular disease management utilizing best medical therapy, surgical or endovascular procedures. Our faculty provide vascular surgery services at Tampa General Hospital, The James Haley VA and The Bay Pines VA. The Division is actively engaged in clinical research and participates in numerous clinical trials evaluating “cutting-edge” technology and treatments.
Murray Shames, MD
Professor and Director
USF Vascular Surgery
Perhaps our greatest strength is education. We have an unusually active training program. While we worked with non-accredited fellows throughout the 1980s, our formal fellowship started in 1990. We have graduated 29 fellows to date, who are engaged in both clinical and academic practice (with one Division Chief among our alumnae). We were one of the first five 0+5 programs, starting our first intern in 2006, and as of now have graduated five such trainees, three of whom pursued academic careers. We added a second 0+5 slot beginning July of 2013, which includes a full research year.