Vascular Surgery Residency and Fellowship Programs

Vascular Surgery Residency and Fellowship Program

Vascular Residency 1

At UCLA, we take great pride in training a diverse group of physicians to be the future of vascular surgery. As of 2023, fully ½ of our trainees are women and we attract residents/fellows of a wide range of ethnic and racial backgrounds. This is of particular importance in a city as multicultural as Los Angeles. -Dr. David Rigberg, Program Director

The primary goal of the UCLA Vascular Surgery Residency Program is to prepare the trainee to function as a specialist in vascular disease management, including the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of vascular disease; treatment encompasses medical, open, and endovascular surgery. A competent resident must have a dedication to self-study and lifelong learning. The residency experience is designed to promote a fundamental understanding of vascular disease that encourages professional growth as a practitioner of vascular medicine, vascular surgery, and endovascular therapy.

Vascular Residency 2

The faculty at the Division of Vascular Surgery at UCLA have designed a resident rotation schedule which integrates appropriate general surgery rotations for core surgical training during the PGY-1 and PGY-2 years, surgical subspecialty experience/training during PGY-2 and PGY-3 years, and senior surgery resident experience in both general and vascular surgery during the PGY-4 year and a 12-month chief resident experience in vascular surgery during the PGY-5 year. A total of 36 months will be spent on vascular surgery rotations and 24 months on core general surgery or surgical subspecialty rotations.

Length of Program

5 years (RRC approved)

Positions Available

One per year at the PGY-1 level

Doctors performing surgery on patient


  • Graduation from an accredited US or Canadian Medical School, or valid ECFMG certificate plus eligibility letter from the California Medical Board
  • USMLE Step 1
  • USMLE Step 2 CS and Step 2 CK (Step 2 must be completed prior to starting internship)

Application Requirements

  • Registration with the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP)
  • A completed Common Application Form (CAF) through the Electronic Residency
  • Application Services (ERAS)
  • USMLE Step 1 score
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Personal Statement
  • Medical Student Transcript Current
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  • Dean's Letter (MSPE)

For more information, please contact the Education team:

David Rigberg, MD
Program Director 
Integrated Residency and Independent Fellowship in Vascular Surgery 

Alexa Osime
Vascular and Podiatry Surgery Residency and Fellowship 
Phone: 310-825-8778 
Fax: 310-267-0369 
[email protected]

Chi Quach
Director of Education
Department of Surgery
Phone: 310-206-9291 
Fax: 310-267-0369 
[email protected]