The Grand Rapids/Michigan State University Vascular Surgery Fellowship was initiated in July 2003. This two-year ACGME accredited fellowship program was designed to train General Surgery board-eligible candidates who desire additional specialization in the field of peripheral vascular and endovascular surgery.
Our vascular fellows spend the majority of their time in the new Fred and Lena Meijer Heart Center at Spectrum Health-Butterworth Campus, located in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan. Dr. Mansour is the Program Director and he is assisted by 6 vascular surgeons, all fellowship trained. Fellows work closely with the faculty mentors, and each fellow has the opportunity to develop knowledge and skills required to become well rounded and proficient in the specialty of vascular surgery.
We received approval for an integrated 5-year vascular surgery training program.
Our first resident, Michelle Kosovec, M.D. is seen in the first 2 panels presenting her research work on carotid stenting at the International Society for Vascular Surgery meeting in Miami, FL, in February 2012.