Integrated Vascular Surgery Residency Program

The Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery at McGovern Medical School, UTHealth, 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

Naveed U. Saqib

Dr. Naveed U. Saqib, Program Director

Since its inception, the Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth (The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston) has gained international recognition as world leaders in the field of vascular surgery.  We set our focus on achieving excellence in education, research, and offering highest quality of clinical care to our patients. Through the commitment and support of our faculty members, we rely on the dedication and eagerness of our trainees to join our team and help us enact the UTHealth mission.

As the fourth largest city in the U.S., Houston is home to the Texas Medical Center (TMC), the largest medical center in the world. As such, academic and hospital affiliates of the TMC have patients from all over the world visit to receive top medical care.  Our program fosters learning and research opportunities and exposes our residents to a full spectrum of vascular disease and disorders.

We are honored and excited to offer a dynamic training program that combines exposure to the fundamentals of vascular surgery, along with experiences in advanced-modern endovascular procedures to treat the entire spectrum of vascular surgery. We have developed curriculum and offer educational opportunities for our residents to learn methods developed by historical innovators in the field of vascular surgery such as Drs. Michael DeBakey, Stanley E. Crawford, and our own Dr. Hazim Safi.  As surgical-pioneers of their time, we aspire to extend that legacy by encouraging education, research, and development in innovative treatment techniques.

Our goal in each of our training programs is to facilitate a high quality education and clinical training that prepares the next generation of surgeons the opportunity to provide optimal care to patients and become leaders in academic surgery. We set high standards for our graduating residents, anticipating their success as a surgeon and as future leaders in the field of vascular surgery.

Each of our faculty members are fully committed to helping our residents 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.

Thank you for your interest in the vascular surgery fellowship and integrated vascular surgery residency program at UTHealth. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact me.

Naveed U. Saqib, MD, FACS
Associate Professor of Vascular Surgery


Program Coordinator:
Pearl Adams
6400 Fannin, Suite 2850, Houston, Texas 77030
713.486.5139 tel
713.512-7200 fax