The Division of Vascular Surgery aims 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
Guillermo A Ameer
Professor of McCormick School of Engineering/Surgery (Vascular Surgery)
biomaterials, vascular and orthopaedic tissue engineering, controlled drug and gene delivery, stem cell engineering and bio/nanotechnology for improved therapeutics and diagnostics.
Associate Professor of Radiology, Medicine and Surgery (Vascular Surgery)
My primary research and clinical interests are in venous thromboembolic disease, including IVC filter management/complex IVC filter retrieval, deep venous thrombolysis, reconstruction of chronic venous occlusions, and interventional pulmonary embolism management. I have additional clinical and research interest in hepatobiliary disease, including liver directed therapies for hepatocellular carcinoma, management of portal hypertension, and biliary disease.