Scholarly achievement and academic productivity is a focus of our Vascular Surgery Division and we offer research opportunities within our division that, in many circumstances, provide a foundation for a career in academic vascular surgery. 

Research is a priority throughout the Department of Surgery at Duke and our residents are expected to complete two years of research between the second and third years of the program. This can be in a basic science laboratory or focus on clinical outcomes. Residents are mentored through the grant-writing process and are guaranteed funding for the two-year experience. Throughout the training program all of our trainees participate in both basic science and clinical research, with significant exposure at regional and national meetings.

For more information about research opportunities as a Vascular Surgery resident, contact Kevin Southerland, MD, at