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Vascular Surgery

  Vascular Surgery Fellowship Program



Vascular Surgery specialty passed through many revolutionary moves over the past few decades. These revolutions have many aspects including recognition, training and advancement of diagnostic and interventional procedure. In the 1950’s Vascular Surgery was part of general surgery and in some centers as part of cardio-vascular and thoracic surgery (CVT). With advancement in knowledge and technology, vascular surgery started to be recognized as a solo subspecialty in the early 1970’s and formal training started in the late 1970’s in many centers in North America and Europe. As a result, more recognition and support for Vascular Surgery have been observed in many centers worldwide.

In Saudi Arabia, on the other hand, the recognition of Vascular Surgery as a solo subspecialty started in the early 1990’s in few hospitals in Riyadh and Jeddah with the arrival of the first trained Saudi vascular surgeons to Saudi Arabia. King Saud University took the lead in the recognition of Vascular Surgeons as a subspecialty by establishing the first academic division of vascular Surgery in Saudi Arabia in 1993. After which, Division of Vascular Surgery at King Saud University took the lead in co-coordinating a vascular surgery club meeting Every 3 months to discuss various vascular health problems in Riyadh, arranging annual workshops and symposia. Also started the first and only structured vascular surgery fellow-ship training program in the GCC countries in 1998.



This fellowship aims to train selected surgeons in the field of Vascular Surgery. It is a comprehensive structured education program designed to graduate an independent vascular surgeon with high standard skills, broad base of knowledge and competent clinical decisions. Although operative techniques constitute the most important aspect of the program, the training includes the opportunity to correlate the pathologic and diagnostic aspects of vascular disorders. The Fellowship will be required to be skilled in the vascular laboratory diagnostic procedures, to be able to interpret the angiographic and other invasive modalities, and to exercise preoperative judgment, operative timing and to provide excellent post-operative care. At the end of the program, the candidates should have adequate training in urgent and elective vascular surgery  in order to have successful implementation of the health policy objectives of the Kingdom.


The 36-month training program will provide a wide range of training all fields of vascular surgery.

Review Anatomy and Pathophysiology of Vascular Disease Disorder (Atherosclerotic occlusive disease, non-atherosclerotic disease aneurysm and arteriovenous malformation, vasculitis)

  • Management of acute and chronic ischemia
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Diabetic Foot
  • Cerebrovascular Surgery
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Venous Access
  • Lymphedema
  • Vascular Trauma
  • Endovascular Procedures
  • Anticoagulation and Thrombolytic Therapy



A basic qualification such as MBBS or equivalent degree acceptable by King Saud University.

  • Completion of Saudi or Arab Board in General Surgery or its equivalent.
  • Pass successfully the interview for Vascular Surgery Fellowship.
  • Provide a written permission from the sponsoring institution of the candidate allowing him to participate, on full time basis for the entire period of the program.


Upon successful completion of the final examination, the candidate will be awarded

K.S.U. Fellowship in Vascular Surgery

Contact Us:

CHAIRMAN Prof. Danny Rabah
SECRETARY / 1576 TEL.No.: 467-1551 Ex:24/30/33/39
تاريخ آخر تحديث : يناير 12, 2023 3:19ص