The Department of Surgery is committed to excellence in patient care, cutting-edge research, innovative training programs, and investments in diversity and health equity. Read the Department of Surgery 2021 Annual Report to see our mission in action.
The Vascular Surgery Service at Washington University was started in 1983 – the first year that the American Board of Surgery certification in vascular surgery became available. Under the leadership of Gregorio A. Sicard, MD, the service grew from performing fewer than 300 procedures annually to an internationally recognized center in endovascular clinical treatment and research. Today, the Section of Vascular Surgery is led by Luis A. Sanchez, MD, and remains one of the most well-respected vascular surgery practices in the United States.
In addition to providing advanced vascular patient care, Washington University vascular surgeons provide clinical training in vascular surgery through ACGME*-accredited residency and fellowship programs. Numerous general surgery residents also rotate on the service. There are also research efforts in basic science, translational research, clinical outcomes and novel device trials led by members of the section.
Please browse our website to learn more about patient care, teaching and research programs in the Section of Vascular Surgery.
*Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education