Venous and Lymphatic Medicine Fellowship
Fellowship Program Curriculum
Our fellowship program is designed to provide broad training in the diagnosis and management of patients suffering from chronic venous disorders.
The fellowship is currently organized into quarterly rotations with the following emphases:
Quarter 1: Trainee will gain expertise with performing diagnostic venous ultrasound examinations, learning ultrasound physics, understanding how to use the duplex ultrasound and transducer principles. The trainee will also scrub in on all procedures and start developing experience with ultrasound cannulations, tumescent anesthesia, performing phlebectomies and learning how to prepare the operating room and table.
Quarter 2: The trainee will rotate to a CVR center and continue to gain case load experience. The emphasis of this rotation is ultrasound guided sclerotherapy and visual cosmetic sclerotherapy. They will continue to do cases and diagnostic ultrasounds and focus on developing their sclerotherapy skills.
Quarter 3: The trainee will rotate to a high-volume CVR center. The purpose of this rotation is to perform as many supervised procedures as possible. The trainee will have independent operating experience under the supervision of a CVR faculty member.
Quarter 4: The trainee will rotate back to the first quarter rotation. During this rotation the trainee’s technical and textbook fund of knowledge will be assessed by the supervising CVR faculty member. Any identified deficiencies will be remediated at this time.
The Journal Club is under the Directorship of Dr. Shekeeb Sufian. Participation in Journal Club is mandatory for all Faculty and Fellowship Trainees. Typically, six articles from the recent literature are chosen for review. Each Trainee is assigned an article for review and presentation to the group.
- Schedule: Journal Club is conducted once every two months, beginning in August until the end of May.
Didactic Lecture Series
The didactic lecture series is composed of didactic lectures given by the Faculty and case presentations given by the Trainees. Topics in the didactic lecture series are designed to provide cognitive and textbook information on topics required by the American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine and to prepare Trainees for the required ABVLM Board Examination.
- Topic List
- Schedule: Every Friday from 7:00 – 8:00 a.m. EST beginning August through the end of May. Lectures are suspended during the months of June and July.
The Venous and Lymphatic Medicine Training Program at the Center for Vein Restoration will provide funding for one review course of the fellow’s choice (see Benefits). The Program recommends that the Trainee consider either the Navix (navixdiagnostix.com) or Pegasus Review Course (pegasuslectures.com) in preparation for the RPVI Examination or the ABVLM Review Course (abvlm.org) in preparation for the Board Certification Examination.