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Gary Giangola, MD
Interim Chairman, Department of Surgery
Alfio Carroccio, MD
Program Director, Department of Surgery
Administrator - Program Coordinator, Department of Surgery
The Vascular Surgery Integrated Residency program is a five-year program accredited by the ACGME. It currently consists of one categorical resident per year for a total of five categorical residents.
Lenox Hill Hospital’s core faculty is comprised of surgeons and interventionalists specializing in vascular and endovascular surgery, cardiothoracic surgery, interventional cardiology and radiology, as well as advanced laparoscopic surgery, colon and rectal surgery, bariatric surgery, surgical critical care, and breast surgery. The Vascular Surgery Team at the Lenox Hill Heart and Vascular Institute consists of some of the country's most experienced surgeons, who have often defined progress in their respective fields and continue to set standards of care worldwide in both traditional surgical techniques and minimally invasive endovascular surgery.
The Institute is a leading center within New York City that trains physicians and surgeons from throughout country in the newest techniques for treating thoracic and abdominal aortic aneurysms, carotid artery disease and peripheral arterial and venous disease. In addition to the core physicians, about thirty voluntary surgeons operate at Lenox Hill on a regular basis, providing additional volume to the resident's surgical experience.
Residents will have opportunity to receive training in conventional operative suites as well as in high volume interventional suites with access to equipment and techniques utilized by cardiology, interventional radiology and vascular surgery. Also provided is a high volume vascular laboratory staffed with three certified vascular technologists.
The vascular surgery service will include a combination of general surgical and vascular surgical residents. A total of five residents will be assigned to the vascular service. The vascular team will cover all patients in the hospital with vascular disease, whether admitted to the vascular services or in consultation. Residents are assigned operative cases according to their level of experience. In addition to the vascular surgery service, rotations with general surgery, cardiothoracic surgery and ICU will provide the core surgical skill experience throughout years one through four. Rotations specifically dedicated to vascular interventional radiology exist in years two through five. Adequate dedicated time in the vascular laboratory will be provided to allow for sufficient exposure to vascular ultrasound technique and interpretation.
Vascular Interventional Radiology
Surgical Critical Care
Lenox Hill Hospital vascular surgery residents’ call schedule is in compliance with the national work hour requirements and ACGME regulations.
The formal conference schedule includes weekly vascular case conference, basic science conference, monthly Morbidity and Mortality conference and Journal Club. In addition to these vascular conferences, residents attend the weekly Departmental Surgery Morbidity and Mortality conference. Attendance by residents is mandatory.
In addition to the residents' work room in the hospital, several other spaces are available for their use. A conference room on the 7th floor of the hospital is used for lunch meetings. The Surgery Residency Office includes a conference room and offices for residents, as well as the Laparoscopic Skills Lab. A lounge above the office is used for relaxation, and includes a treadmill and exercise machines.
A competitive salary is offered to residents, which scales up according to post-graduate year. Malpractice insurance for residents is covered by the hospital. Additionally, healthcare and dental benefits, disability and life insurance, transportation funds, and retirement accounts are available to all residents. Meal coupons are distributed to residents to be used in the Hospital cafeteria. Residents receive four weeks paid vacation time per year.
Residents are eligible for hospital-sponsored housing on a first-come, first-served basis, and if there is no housing available, a $3000 stipend is awarded to the resident. The Upper East Side of Manhattan provides nearly unlimited access to New York City culture and night life.