The Department of Vascular Surgery at Uppsala University Hospital is a tertiary referral centre for complex aortic pathology, and a leading research unit in studies of aortic disease. The fellowship program is designed for international senior vascular trainees or early post-graduate specialists in vascular surgery, with a specific interest to gain in depth experience in modern management of aortic pathology. This is a 12 months’ program, with a combined clinical and research profile.

Program components

The fellowship trainee is involved in the clinical management of patients with aortic disease, including patient assessment, operative planning, endovascular and open surgical procedures, as well as follow-up management. Exposure to standard and complex endovascular procedures for aortic disease is a key component of the fellowship program.

As part of the fellowship program, the fellow is involved in a dedicated research project. The academic unit pursuits several projects including studies of aortic disease pathophysiology, prevention and surgical management, as well as studies of novel open and endovascular surgical techniques. The fellow is required to undertake at least one aortic research project during the period, with presentation of research results in an international scientific forum, as well as publication of results in a peer-reviewed journal.

Fellowship period

The fellowship start date is January 2018. It is primarily aimed for a 12 months period, but shorter or interrupted periods can be discussed.

Formal requirements

The successful applicant should be a senior vascular trainee or in early post-graduate period after completion of vascular surgical training. Basic endovascular experience is required. Academic experience is not mandatory, but academic interest is warranted.

The program primarily aims at international applicants. Fluency in English is preferred, but knowledge in Swedish is not required. Registration with the Department of Health in order to practice as physician in Sweden is beneficial, but not required.

Fellowship stipend

A stipend for accommodation and living expenses in Uppsala is provided.

Application process

Any questions regarding the program may be forwarded to Associate Professor Kevin Mani, (Program Director), Professor Anders Wanhainen (Chief, Vascular Surgery), Department of Surgical Sciences, Uppsala University, or Professor Martin Björck (Chair).

Applications for the 2018 fellowship are accepted before 1st August 2017. Please send letter of interest accompanied by CV and two letters of recommendation per email to Kevin Mani,