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About the Division

The McGill University Division of Vascular Surgery is a leader in the delivery of vascular surgery care in the Province of Quebec. Clinical services are provided primarily through two hospitals on the Island of Montreal: The McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) and the Jewish General Hospital (JGH). Across the two sites, more than 1200 vascular surgery procedures are performed annually, and run the spectrum of vascular disease including peripheral arterial, carotid, aortic pathology and trauma. With a longstanding and active Endovascular Program, our surgeons perform endovascular therapy for peripheral arterial occlusive disease, abdominal and thoracic aneurysm, carotid artery occlusive disease as well as endovascular treatment of aortic dissection and traumatic aortic injury. Our surgeons have the largest combined experience in Canada for fenestrated and branched aortic stent grafts as well as for endovascular treatment of the aortic arch.

Both hospital sites have active Non-invasive Vascular Laboratories which, combined, provide approximately 10,000 non-invasive vascular diagnostic examinations annually. The MUHC Vascular Surgery group will move to the new MUHC Glen-Site Hospital in 2015 complete with an integrated outpatient clinic/Vascular Lab as well as a new hybrid endovascular operating suite. A new hospital wing is currently under construction at the JGH and when complete in 2014, will feature new operating rooms, a hybrid endovascular OR suite as well as a new Vascular Lab.

The Vascular Surgery Residency is accredited through the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and provides training leading to specialty certification in Vascular Surgery. Residents may enter the program through either the 5 + 0 primary entry pathway via CaRMs, or via the 5 + 2 post-residency pathway. In addition to the Residency, the Division also has one position per year for the McGill Advanced Aortic and Peripheral Endovascular Fellowship, which provides trained vascular surgeons the unique opportunity to attain clinical expertise in advanced endovascular reconstruction with a focus on fenestrated/branched endovascular aortic repair and clinical research.

The MUHC Division employs one full-time Clinical Nurse Coordinator who plays a vital role in patient education, discharge planning, community liaison and follow-up. A full-time Research Coordinator provides support for research initiatives at both sites including industry sponsored trials and investigator-initiated research.