(CAMDEN, NEW JERSEY) — Cooper University Hospital and its Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery is proud to announce the approval of the Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Fellowship Program.
Full accreditation was granted by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) on June 26, 2009. Sanjay Kumar, M.D., has already begun his two years of training at Cooper; and the new program has also secured a 2010 fellowship for Nyali Taylor, from the University of Pennsylvania.
“The program is designed to train surgeons in comprehensive, traditional, open vascular surgical techniques as well as minimally invasive, endovascular procedures,” said Joseph V. Lombardi, M.D., Program Director and Division Head of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at Cooper. “The vascular fellows will absorb a large clinical experience with newer technologies. This is made available through the division’s involvement in clinical research trials such as endovascular thoracic and abdominal aortic surgery, as well as lower extremity and carotid interventions.”
The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education is a private, non-profit council that evaluates and accredits medical residency programs in the United States. The ACGME is responsible for the accreditation of post-MD medical training programs within the United States. Official approval is accomplished through a peer review process and is based upon established standards and guidelines.