Vascular Surgery Fellowship



Vascular Surgery is the surgical specialty involving diseases of the arterial, venous, and lymphatic circulatory systems, exclusive of those circulatory vessels intrinsic to the heart and intracranial vessels. Specialists in this discipline must demonstrate not only the knowledge, skills, and understanding of the medical science relative to the vascular system, but also the acquisition of mature technical skills and surgical judgment.

The Department of Surgery sponsors an accredited two-year fellowship in Vascular Surgery with one fellow at each level.  Dr. L. Richard Sprouse is the Fellowship Director.   Fellows are paid at the PGY-6 and PGY-7 levels and receive regular UT Residency benefits. 

The training rotations take place at Erlanger Medical Center, the flagship hospital of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga, as well as at Memorial and Parkridge Hospitals in Chattanooga and the Surgical Subspecialties Building (SSB), an office-based practice operated by the surgical faculty of the UT College of Medicine Chattanooga that is located a few blocks away from the main hospital.  


The fellowship program requires that fellows must have completed a five-year Surgery Residency prior to entering the two-year fellowship.  Interested applicants may contact Cindy Rudolph, Surgery Program Manager.


Program Director:  Richard Sprouse, MD

Residency Coordinator:  Cindy Rudolph


Phone: (423) 778-7695

Toll Free: (800) 947-7823, EXT 7695



updated 7/2019

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