Integrated Vascular Surgery Residency

The Houston Methodist Integrated Vascular Surgery Residency Program of the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery is designed to train vascular surgeons so that they can provide personalized, comprehensive surgical care of the highest quality, and become eligible for the Primary Certificate in Vascular Surgery. We have a long tradition as leaders in vascular surgery through the efforts of Drs. Michael DeBakey and Stanley Crawford and are the first accredited integrated residency program in Texas.

The program is designed to provide the incoming resident with a comprehensive general surgery experience at Houston Methodist Hospital and Memorial Hermann Hospital, and to develop the resident’s ability to diagnose and treat diseases of the arterial, venous and lymphatic systems.

The program includes five clinical years, plus a year of research after the 2nd clinical year. One of the strongest elements of our program is the clinical volume and the opportunity for research. Our residents are exposed to a variety of vascular pathologies, and leave this program with a rich open and endo experience including open aortic surgery. Our faculty members are recognized both locally and nationally as leaders in the field of vascular surgery. The program is also expanding to include clinical experiences at other Houston institutions, such as MD Anderson Cancer Center and Houston Methodist San Jacinto Hospital.
Program Coordinator

Nancy Ramirez, MBA
6550 Fannin St., Smith Tower 1401
Houston, TX 77030
713.441.6635
naramirez@houstonmethodist.org

Program Director

Carlos F. Bechara, MD, MS, FACS, RPVI
6550 Fannin St., Smith Tower 1401
Houston, TX 77030
713.441.6635
cfbechara@houstonmethodist.org