The Vascular and Transplant Surgery Division is staffed by five full-time vascular surgeons. In addition, it has a full service noninvasive vascular laboratory. Over 800 major vascular cases are performed each year, in addition to 1300 endovascular procedures performed in a dedicated endovascular suite. The case mix includes peripheral arterial, carotid, aortic, renovascular, vascular access, and venous disease. Forty-five to 50 kidney transplants are performed each year.
The service is staffed by one fellow, one chief resident, one mid-level resident, and one first year resident. Attendings are divided into “sub-services” to preserve operative and patient care prerogatives of the general surgery chief resident. General surgery residents typically complete over 100 major vascular cases during their training. In-depth experience in noninvasive technology, as it pertains to the vascular patient, is available to the resident. There is ongoing basic research in vascular wall biology and biomechanical properties of aneurysm formation.
The University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine
Department of Surgery
1924 Alcoa Highway, Box U-11
Knoxville, Tennessee 37920-6999
FAX (865) 305-8894