Welcome to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center
We have everything that you would expect a major academic center to have, from inpatient wards, outpatient clinics, to a cardiac Cath lab. Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center is a beautiful institution and provides a welcoming collegial atmosphere.
The Vascular Surgery Fellowship training program at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center is dedicated to training fellows to become future leaders in the specialty of Vascular Surgery through a robust clinical and academic experience. The primary aim of the Vascular Surgery Fellowship Program is to educate and train vascular fellows to capably and confidently practice all aspects of evidence-based vascular surgery independently in all clinical settings.
In addition, the training program provides a robust academic training environment to foster a culture of inquiry in which fellows are exposed to and participate in surgical scholarship, quality improvement methodology, and research techniques (statistical analysis, clinical trial design, abstract, manuscript and grant preparation). Based on this comprehensive experience, we expect that our graduates will successfully obtain board certification from the American Board of Surgery and take on impactful professional roles within their respective vascular communities.
Working at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center
Teaching conferences are held each Monday from 7:00 to 11:00 am during protected time when all faculty and trainees can attend. These conferences include:
- Vascular Surgery Didactic Curriculum
- Preoperative Case Conference
- Morbidity and Mortality (M&M) Conference
- Journal Club
- Research Conference
- VSAP Conference
- “How I Do It” Technical Pearl Conference
- Noninvasive Vascular Lab Curriculum
- Multidisciplinary Stroke/Cerebrovascular Conference
- Simulation/Skills Curriculum
- Resilience Training
- Heart and Vascular Center (HVC) Grand Rounds
- Vascular Quality Initiative (VQI) Quality Improvement Conference
Research and program opportunities
An opportunity to pursue mentored Health Services Research exists throughout the training paradigm. Fellows also have the option to collaborate within the robust Dartmouth academic community which includes the Tuck School of Business, the Thayer School of Engineering, and the broader Dartmouth Health and Geisel School of Medicine communities. Research support is provided to permit scientific presentations at conferences and academic symposia.
History of our section
The integrated residency and fellowship programs at Dartmouth has a proud and sustained tradition of training academic leaders in Vascular Surgery. Our Section and Program, founded by Jack Cronenwett, has maintained an academically diverse faculty who have perennially succeeded in their educational roles and mission, cultivating a culture of clinical mentorship and scientific inquiry, optimal for fostering trainees in their career development.
We are proud of our section’s track record of significant accomplishment at the faculty level within our specialty:
- Two SVS presidents
- Five NESVS presidents
- Six Executive Council SVS/NESVS
- One SVS Lifetime Achievement Award
- Seven NIH/SVS/FDA grant funding
- >30 clinical trials
- JVS editors
- Co-editor Rutherford
- Founding site for Vascular Study Group of New England (VSGNE), VQI
- Hundreds of peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, podium presentations
Orientation, simulation, and skills labs
We have a Patient Safety Training Center, also known as the "Sim Center."
There are skills labs, including suturing, laparoscopic and robotics training.
Match communication code of conduct
We follow the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) guidelines for the Match process. We will not contact you but are happy to hear from you and to answer questions you may have that are not answered during the application and interview process.
View contact information for our Program Director and Program Coordinator
Life in the Upper Valley
The Upper Connecticut River Valley area of central New Hampshire and Vermont includes the towns of Hanover and Lebanon, New Hampshire. Known as "The Upper Valley," this region attracts people from around the world for its scenic beauty.
The Upper Valley area offers a wide variety of cultural and recreational activities for people of all ages.