Vascular Surgery Faculty
The Vascular Center at UAMS has five fellowship-trained vascular surgeons who are certified by the American Board of Surgery, educating surgery residents interested in vascular and endovascular surgery. We have had a vascular surgery fellowship in place since 1985, and one of the first training centers in the Nation with a 0-5 integrated vascular surgery residency (started in 2009). UAMS is the only academic referral center in the State of Arkansas, with a referral catchment area extending well into the neighboring four states. We attract a large number of the most complex surgical cases and boast a very large and balanced exposure to open and endovascular aortic surgery, including one of the largest experiences of work with deep femoral vein for arterial reconstruction. We also are the first and only center in the State of Arkansas with access to the fenestrated abdominal aortic endografts since 2014.
Residents can take advantage of an innovative learning experience that is designed to prepare them to evaluate, understand, and manage medical and surgical aspects of vascular disorders. Our faculty help residents learn unique procedures, minimally invasive techniques available, as well as conventional surgical procedures used to treat many vascular conditions.
Robert E. Casali, MD, FACS
Associate Professor of Surgery
Baptist Medical Center