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Fellowship in Vascular Surgery at Staten Island University Hospital

Vascular Surgery Fellowship at Staten Island University Hospital is an ACGME accredited two-year comprehensive training program in Vascular and Endovascular Surgery. It is offered to those who have completed an ACGME approved General Surgery residency. One position is offered every year through the ERAS with a total of two fellows training at a given time.

Established in 2001, Vascular Surgery fellowship at SIUH provides a comprehensive exposure to patients with diseases of the arterial, venous, and lymphatic systems. Extensive exposure to complex vascular pathology at our vascular surgery program is second to none.

We perform approximately 1,200 vascular cases annually. We are one out of seven vascular surgery training programs in New York City. The faculty at SIUH is fully trained, board certified, and are well recognized in the field of vascular surgery.

Each fellow works closely with faculty members who review the fellow's progress and assist in meeting the fellow's career goals. The program director also meets with the fellows four times during the academic year to assess the fellow's academic progression. Due to high clinical volume, our fellows usually meet the defined category case requirement by the end of their first year or beginning of the second year.

We are committed to training vascular surgeons who can go out and make a significant difference in patients' lives. We welcome you to learn more about our program through this website or by contacting our program coordinator.

We offer exceptional inpatient and outpatient surgical care for adults and children for both emergency and elective procedures.

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Clinical training

Staten Island is the fastest growing borough in NYC with roughly 500,000 people. This includes socioeconomically and ethnically diverse patient population suffering from a breadth of vascular diseases involving arterial, venous, and lymphatic systems.

Our fellowship offers hands on experience in a wide variety of endovascular and open procedures. Commonly performed endovascular procedures include carotid artery stenting; venous and arterial thrombolysis; EVAR; TEVAR including snorkels, chimneys and periscopes; lower extremity revascularization using the latest technology, including rotational and laser atherectomy devices. Fellows are exposed to a large number of open procedures such as AAA repair, thoraco-abdominal aneurysm repair, debranching surgeries, aorto-bifemoral bypass, extra-anatomic bypasses, renal and visceral bypasses, carotid endarterectomies, 1st rib resection, dialysis access and complex lower extremity arterial reconstructions. Fellows have ample opportunity to learn office based vein procedures like EVLT and spider vein sclerotherapy.

The fellows are expected to manage the vascular service with the help of the vascular team. A general surgery intern, a PGY-4 general surgery resident, two PAs and rotating medical students make up the comprehensive vascular surgery team. The fellows are expected to attend the chairman's weekly outpatient clinic and is responsible for organizing the weekly didactic conference and the monthly journal club.

Fellows spend time in the noninvasive vascular laboratory performing and interpreting arterial/venous duplex, carotid and renal duplex, transcranial Doppler and ABI/PVR exams. Fellow is mandated to sit for the ARDMS Registered Physician Vascular Interpretation (RPVI) Exam at the end of their first year.

Our fellows usually meet the defined category case requirement by the end of their first year or beginning of the second year. Please review the following defined category report for graduating fellows in 2014:






Endovascular Diagnostic





Endovascular Therapeutic





Endovascular Aneurysm Repair


























The following educational conferences are held on a regular basis:

  • Friday Morning Didactics – Held once a week and presentations are given by either a fellow, general surgery resident rotating on the service or a faculty. The topics are chosen based on the recommendations of the Association for Program Directors in Vascular Surgery. The lecture is followed by case presentations and group discussion.
  • Mortality and Morbidity Conference – Held twice a month where fellows present all mortality and morbidity cases followed by quality improvement discussion.
  • Visiting Professor Grand Round – Twice yearly the fellows get exposure to a renowned visiting professor who is a leader in the field of vascular surgery. Fellows have the opportunity to interact, ask questions and discuss careers in the field of vascular surgery. Vascular surgeons are invited from Staten Island and Brooklyn for interesting case presentations at the dinner in the honor of visiting professor. This wonderful educational event is very popular amongst local vascular community.
  • Vascular Surgery Board Mock Orals – Held once a month to prepare the fellows for Vascular Surgery Certifying Exam. Each fellow is provided with textbooks, journals and online access to educational material like VESAP to help them prepare for Vascular Surgery Qualifying Exam.
  • Journal Club – Held at the end of each month, the Fellows are responsible for presenting the journal articles followed by discussion.
  • Research Meeting – Held once a month to follow up on the progress of various research projects run by fellows and residents.


The expectation is that each fellow will embark on at least one major research project which will lead to presentation at a national/regional meeting and a publication in a peer review journal. Numerous opportunities exist for clinical research projects and case reports in conjunction with the faculty. Fellows will attend at least one major academic meeting per year and will have the opportunity to attend additional meetings if he/she is presenting a paper or research project. Our recent fellows have presented papers at almost every national, regional and local vascular meeting in the last few years. The list of fellow presentation and publication is shared during the interview process.

Vascular surgery division is a part of various clinical trials and fellows have ample opportunity to get involved in those clinical trials. We are a participating center for Vascular Quality Initiative (VQI®), governed by the Society for Vascular Surgery Patient Safety Organization (SVS PSO). Our division is a clinical site for following clinical trials:

  • AAA 13-03 Study: Next Generation Gore Excluder Conformable AAA Endoprosthesis
  • Long-Term Effectiveness of the Ovation/Prime Abdominal stent Graft System- Post Marketing Trial
  • NIH sponsored ATTRACT (Acute Venous Thrombosis: Thrombus Removal with Adjunctive Catheter-Directed Thrombolysis) study

Application process

Applications are accepted every year through ERAS. We participate in NRMP match.

For further information, please contact:

Florence Gyi 
Vascular Fellowship Coordinator

501 Seaview Avenue, Suite 302 
Staten Island, NY 10305 
Phone: (718) 226 6800 
Fax: (718) 226 1295 
Email: [email protected]


Jonathan Scott Deitch, MD

Associate Chairman - Assoc. Chair & Chief-Vascular Surgery of Surgery - Vascular Surgery, Staten Island University Hospital

Specialties: Vascular Surgery, Surgery

Jonathan A. Schor, MD

Specialties: Vascular Surgery, Surgery

Kuldeep Singh, MD

Director - Director, Vascular Laboratory of Surgery - Vascular Surgery, Staten Island University Hospital

Specialties: Vascular Surgery, Surgery

Saqib Zia, MD

Specialties: Vascular Surgery, Surgery