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Dear Residency/Fellowship Applicant,

We hope this letter finds you in good health and high spirits. It is our pleasure to extend a warm welcome to you as you consider the UCSD Vascular Surgery Residency & Fellowship Program for your advanced training. Our program is designed to provide a comprehensive and enriching experience for residents and fellows, fostering their growth as skilled vascular surgeons and leaders in the field.

At UCSD Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, we take pride in our commitment to excellence in patient care, education, and research. Our faculty members are distinguished experts in vascular surgery, and they are dedicated to providing trainees with a supportive learning environment. The program is structured to offer a broad and balanced exposure to the full spectrum of vascular surgery, ensuring that trainees are well-prepared for the challenges and complexities of the specialty. Additionally, our training allows the trainee to enter any type of work environment (academic vs non-academic) and be immediately successful.

We have state-of-the-art facilities equipped with cutting-edge technology to facilitate hands-on learning experiences. The close collaboration with other surgical specialties and medical disciplines within UC San Diego Health enhances the interdisciplinary approach to patient care, providing trainees with a holistic understanding of vascular diseases.

As highlighted on our website, our program emphasizes a curriculum that integrates clinical experience, didactic teaching, and research opportunities. Trainees have the chance to participate in ongoing research projects within the Center for Learning and Excellence in Vascular & Endovascular Research (CLEVER) here at UCSD. We are proud to have one of the largest and most productive outcomes research groups in the country as well as growing translational research and data science research programs. Our commitment to scholarly activity is evident in our faculty's prolific research contributions and our residents' engagement in various academic pursuits.

The UCSD Vascular Surgery Residency & Fellowship Program is not only about acquiring technical skills but also about developing leadership qualities and professionalism. Our trainees benefit from mentorship and guidance from experienced faculty members who are invested in their success. We foster a culture of collaboration and camaraderie among residents, creating a supportive community that extends beyond the clinical setting.

We encourage you to explore our website for more in-depth information about the program structure, faculty, and the unique opportunities available at UCSD Vascular Surgery. We believe that our program provides an exceptional foundation for a successful career in vascular surgery, and we look forward to the prospect of having you contribute to our vibrant and dynamic community.

If you have any questions or would like further information, please do not hesitate to contact our program coordinator, Lupita Nuno at or 858-657-7025.

Thank you for considering the UCSD Vascular Surgery Residency & Fellowship Program. We eagerly anticipate the opportunity to review your application and potentially welcome you to our esteemed program.


John Lane, MD

John Lane, MD
Professor of Clinical Surgery
Vascular and Endovascular Therapy
Program Director - 0+5 Vascular Residency

Omar Al-Nouri, DO, RPVI, FACS

Omar Al-Nouri, DO, RPVI, FACS
Associate Clinical Professor of Surgery
Vascular and Endovascular Therapy
Program Director - Vascular Fellowship


Residency Program Administrator

Lupita Nuño
619-543-3017 (fax)
619-787-5481 (cell)