Dr. George Oreopoulos
This program is carried out across six teaching sites including the Toronto General Hospital, St. Michael’s Hospital, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Center, Trillium Health Center, Scarborough General Hospital and Humber River Regional Hospital. Open and endovascular training are provided at all sites. We encourage a strong academic focus in our residents who are expected to complete a research project annually for presentation at the vascular surgery residency program annual research day. Residents who enter the Surgeon Scientist Training Program (SSTP) do so after their second year and on completion of their SSTP training re-enter the clinical stream for a final three years.
Beginning PGY1 residents start their training with a central departmental skills boot camp and follow with a vascular surgery specific boot camp. This three week experience allows our residents to make the most of their initial experiences in the operating room. During the first two years residents complete off-service surgical and medical rotations and have an initial experience in the vascular laboratory. Third year residents complete rotations in cardiac surgery as well as further vascular rotations. During the final two years residents are expected to run a vascular service at one of our core sites and receive additional interventional radiology and vascular lab experience.