The Division of Vascular Surgery within the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine's Department of Surgery welcomes you to our website. Our mission is to reduce the mortality and disability from vascular disease through patient care, research, and education. Our strategy to accomplish this mission is to bring together highly qualified individuals who have basic and clinical research interest and expertise in vascular disease to create novel treatments and prevention programs to detect and treat arterial and venous vascular disease.
The Division of Vascular Surgery is partners with McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University to offer both a traditional Vascular Surgery Fellowship Training Program (5+2) and an Integrated Vascular Surgery Residency Program (0+5). The programs are designed to complement one another. Together, they work to produce exemplary leaders within vascular surgery who are prepared to succeed in clinical and academic careers.
To see where our alumni are now, see our Alumni page. Explore the following pages for information on our annual educational events:
- Annual Northwestern Vascular Symposium
Held each December, the symposium unites 50 national vascular care experts for a comprehensive overview of the latest in vascular surgery.
- John J. Bergan, MD, Lectureship
The division selects an honorary guest speaker each year whose work greatly contributes to the field of vascular surgery.
- Annual Nursing Conference on Selected Topics in Vascular Disease
Nurses gather at this annual conference to discuss vascular topics, case studies and management related to the care of vascular patients.
Meet Our Team
Heron E Rodriguez
Professor of Surgery (Vascular Surgery) and Radiology
Heron E. Rodriguez, M.D.'s clinical activities focus on arterial and venous surgery and percutaneous interventions. Areas of special interest include lower extremity revascularization and arterial aneurysms. He has active research interests in minimally invasive treatment of aneurysms and lower extremity occlusive disease. He has participated in several multi-institutional clinical trials evaluating devices and therapies for the treatment of lower extremity occlusive disease.
Andrew Warfield Hoel
Associate Professor of Surgery (Vascular Surgery)
Andrew Hoel, M.D. is a board certified vascular surgeon in the division of Vascular Surgery at Northwestern Medicine and an assistant professor in the Department of Surgery at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Hoel’s clinical practice encompasses open and endovascular treatment of aortic, visceral, carotid, and lower extremity arterial disease. He has specialized training and clinical expertise in the endovascular and open surgical treatment of complex aortic disease i...