The Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery offers an ACGME approved five-year integrated residency program in vascular surgery. The training program offers exposure to the full spectrum of open and endovascular procedures. Interviews are conducted starting in November of every year. Applicants are selected through the National Residency Matching Program. Currently, one position is offered per year.

Message from the Program Director


Dr. Kristofer Charlton-Ouw

Thank you for your interest in the Integrated Vascular Surgery Residency Program at McGovern Medical School. We are very proud and excited to offer  training programs that are balanced, rigorous, and empowering.  The goal of our training programs is to provide a high quality education that appropriately prepares trainees to face future challenges in the field of vascular surgery.

The faculty of the department of cardiothoracic and vascular surgery is fully committed to help each resident become independent and proficient in the management of all surgical and medical aspects of vascular disease. Residents are given ample opportunity to build and enhance their knowledge, judgment and skills through daily interaction with the faculty, in the care of patients in the clinics, wards, or operating room, and in didactic conferences.

Being situated in the fourth largest city in the nation and the largest medical center in the world, the resources available to our training program are immense.  Patients travel from all over the country and the world to be treated in the Texas Medical Center.  Our trainees are exposed to the full spectrum of vascular disorders treated by both open and endovascular procedures.

Upon successful completion of the training program, it is anticipated that the graduating resident will progress to become a future leader in the field of vascular surgery. We are very proud of our residents, and their training, which gives them the tools necessary to succeed in academia as well as private practice.  We feel certain that through them, our program will have a significant impact on the future of vascular surgery.

Thank you once again for your interest in the vascular surgery residency programs at McGovern Medical School.  Please feel free to contact me if you have any further questions.


Program Coordinator:
Laeken D. Alswager
6400 Fannin, Suite 2850, Houston, Texas 77030
713.486.5142 tel
713.512-7200 fax