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Learn more about the centers and cores at the Pittsburgh Heart, Lung, Blood, and Vascular Medicine Institute and how our multidisciplinary team of scientists is advancing research in the heart, lung, and blood systems.

Applying for a Vascular Surgery Residency or Fellowship

Fellowship Program Contact Information

Mark Byrne
Fellowship Program Manager

Rabih A. Chaer, MD
Program Director

Medical Student Electives Contact Information

Kathy Haupt
Medical Student Coordinator

All applications for our 5-2 fellowship program and integrated 0-5 residency program must be submitted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).

Applications for two positions in our five-year vascular surgery residency program are accepted until October 31 of each year or until all interview slots are filled.

Applications for a position in our two-year fellowship training program are accepted until December 31 of each year or until all interview slots are filled.

Applications for both programs are accepted only via ERAS. The vascular surgery residency office will not accept any paper applications.

Personal interviews are by invitation only and are required for acceptance to our program. Completed applications should include:

  • ERAS application
  • Personal statement
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Official medical school transcript
  • Dean's letter
  • 3-4 current letters of recommendation
  • USMLE Board scores

If you need additional information, please contact Mark Byrne at 412-802-3031.

Our interview process for both programs is a one-day process. We prefer that applicants arrive the night before for a dinner with faculty and trainees. 

The five-year residency interviews are held in December and January, scheduled on two Wednesdays from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Interviews for the two-year vascular surgery fellowship program are held in February and March, scheduled on two Wednesdays from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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