Vascular Surgery Integrated Residency Program

Saqib Zia, MD, FACS, RPVI
Program Director, Vascular Surgery Integrated Residency

Thank you for your interest in the Vascular Surgery Integrated Residency at Rutgers Health- New Jersey Medical School. We are very excited to announce that our NEW vascular surgery integrated residency program received ACGME accreditation in October 2021.  We currently accept one vascular surgery resident to begin training in July of every year. This is in addition to our already well-established Fellowship program. In the setting of New Jersey's largest academic health system and through the partnership of Rutgers- New Jersey Medical School and RWJBarnabas Health System, we provide the most comprehensive and diverse vascular surgery training program in New Jersey. Our vascular surgery residents rotate through four hospitals, each offering unique training environments.

University Hospital
Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
Saint Barnabas Medical Center
Jersey City Medical Center
Hackensack University Medical Center

The didactic curriculum is composed of a weekly Preoperative Case Conference and, on a rotating schedule, monthly Vascular Surgery Morbidity & Mortality, Journal Club, or Core Curriculum Lecture and Vascular Surgery Mock Oral Boards. All residents will convene at University Hospital weekly to attend the Division's conference activities. In addition to this protected time, the residents also receive dedicated time to interpret vascular studies in preparation for the Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation (RPVI) examination.

The Division of Vascular Surgery is also actively involved in a number of clinical trials, including the BEST-CLI and CLOUT, and was the home institution of the completed CREST trial, which was started by Dr. Robert Hobson, II.

We hope this brief overview has given you an idea of the broad-based vascular surgery training available at the New Jersey Medical School. Should you have any questions regarding the program, please do not hesitate to give us a call or send an email.

Saqib Zia, MD, FACS, RPVI
Associate Professor of Surgery
Program Director, Vascular Surgery Integrated Residency
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School