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Vascular Surgery

Welcome to USF Health's Vascular Surgery Residency and Fellowship Program 

Associate Professor of Surgery

Mary Ottinger, MD, FACS, FSVS

Thank you for your interest in the Vascular Surgery Training Program at the University of South Florida. We are committed to providing a comprehensive educational experience in all aspects of vascular disease, and cultivating an inclusive training environment. Our program offers both an integrated residency (0+5) and the fellowship (5+2) training paradigms. Trainees in our program have an outstanding clinical experience in both open and endovascular procedures, with high-volume, varied complexity operations encompassing the breadth of vascular surgery. Residents and fellows rotate between our major teaching hospital (level 1 trauma center, tertiary referral center) and two VA hospitals to gain a broad experience in all types of vascular pathology. 

We have a dedicated educational program that includes didactic lectures following the V-SCORE curriculum, a vascular laboratory rotation, and a professional development lecture series covering topics such as leadership, negotiating contracts, and emotional intelligence in surgical training.  Our residents regularly participate in clinical research during all years of training, and we fund two 1-year research positions between PGY2 and 3 years.  Resident research has been recognized with numerous regional research awards, podium presentations at regional and national meetings and publications in peer-reviewed journals.  Clinically our graduates have completed their training in the 90th percentile of case volume for the majority of defined categories.  We maintain a 100% first-time pass rate for the vascular surgery boards.   

Graduates of the University of South Florida Vascular training programs have established successful careers at major medical centers and in both academic and community practice, are well prepared to handle diverse and complex vascular surgical problems, and are leaders in the vascular community.   

I invite you to explore our website for more information regarding our training programs, and encourage you to contact us directly with additional questions.  We hope you will consider joining some of the finest vascular surgical trainees in the country.