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Vascular Surgery Fellowship Program

Vascular Surgery Fellowship Program contact information:

John Cooper, D.O., FACOS
Director
Vascular Residency & Fellowship Program
DEBORAH Heart and Lung Center
(P)609.893.6611, x4799, admin. asst.
cooperj@deborah.org

Walter Boris, D.O., FACOS
Director
Cardiothoracic Residency & Fellowship Program
DEBORAH Heart and Lung Center
(P)609.893.6611, x4771, admin. asst.
borisw@deborah.org

Karen Goebel
Training Coordinator
Residency & Fellowship Program
DEBORAH Heart and Lung Center
(P)609.893.6611, x4771
goebelk@deborah.org

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Vascular Surgery Fellowship Program
DEBORAH Heart and Lung Center extends a warm welcome to you at the beginning of this new academic year in our General Vascular Fellowship program!  We are proud of the fact that we are able to provide the best in medical care while maintaining the warm and friendly atmosphere of a small hospital environment. You will find our institution to be a comfortable learning environment while also being academically challenging.

Vascular Surgery Fellowship Program
Goals and Objectives

Vascular surgery fellows at Deborah are expected to achieve the six core competences to the level expected of a new practitioner. The vascular surgery fellow will have progressive responsibility for patient management that will demonstrate competence in technical skills and clinical decision-making. Competency-based objectives are expected to be a cumulative experience throughout the fellowship.

The first year of the General Vascular Surgery Fellowship Program focuses on the anatomy, pathophysiology, differential diagnosis and diagnostic studies, and management of common vascular problems. The fellow is expected to fluently discuss open and endovascular surgical approaches and perform surgical dissections tailored to the individual patient.  The fellow should competently perform various vascular accesses and basic diagnostic and interventional procedures.

The second year of the General Vascular Surgery Fellowship Program focuses on clinical research skills, comprehensive experience in noninvasive vascular diagnostic laboratory, and preoperative and postoperative assessment in the outpatient setting. The Vascular fellow will continue to gain experience in surgical decision-making and is expected to perform complex surgical revascularization through a combination of open and endovascular techniques.

The General Vascular Surgery Fellowship Program at DEBORAH Heart and Lung Center builds upon the core education of general surgery to provide the knowledge, skills, and abilities to develop proficiency and mature surgical judgment in the diagnosis and management of diseases of the arterial, venous, and lymphatic circulatory systems, exclusive of the vessels of the heart and intra-cranial vessels. Fellows are trained in both open and endovascular approaches to vascular disease.

Vascular Surgery
Fellowship Program Faculty
Kane L. Chang, M.D.
Director, Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Department of General Surgery
Division of Vascular Surgery 
 
John H. Cooper, DO, FACOS
Attending Vascular and Endovascular Surgeon
Program Director, Vascular Surgery Fellowship Program
Medical Director, DEBORAH Heart and Lung Center Wound Care Center
Department of General Surgery
Division of Vascular Surgery 

Matthew S. Samra, DO
Attending Vascular and Endovascular Surgeon
Director, DEBORAH Heart and Lung Vein Center
Department of General Surgery
Division of Vascular Surgery 



 

 

 

 

 

 


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The General Vascular Surgery Fellowship Program must provide a meaningful education that prepares residents upon graduation to meet certification requirements of the AOA through the American Board of Osteopathic Surgeons and to demonstrate these competencies:
• Cognitive skills.
• Integrate the sciences applicable to general vascular surgery with clinical experiences in a progressive manner.
• Develop critical thinking skills which result in making decisions for patient management.
• Understand the relevance of research to the practice of general vascular surgery.
• Read, interpret, and participate in clinical research.
• Psychomotor and technical skills.
• Demonstrate osteopathic diagnoses and manipulative therapy in the care of patients.
• Demonstrate proficiency with the necessary technical skills required for the practice of general vascular surgery.
• Demonstrate the ability to provide progressive patient management. responsibilities based upon knowledge of the basic and clinical sciences.o Communication skills.
• Demonstrate the ability to collaborate with colleagues and allied healthcare professionals.
• Educate patients and their families concerning healthcare needs.
• Demonstrate the ability to teach medical students, interns, other residents, and allied healthcare staff within the context of fellowship education.
• Practice management.
• Demonstrate leadership and management skills.
• Provide cost-effective care to patients.
• Professional attitudes and abilities.
• Demonstrate a broad understanding of the role of general surgery as it relates to other medical disciplines.
• Appreciate the value of lifelong learning in medical education and as related to a professional career in the field.
• Demonstrate the ability to provide sound ethical and legal judgments.
• Participate in continuing education to promote personal and professional growth.
• Participate in community and professional organizations.
• Apply the principles of evidence-based medicine to their professional practice.

Each fellow must document by program completion a minimum of 200 major vascular surgery procedures performed as surgeon or first assistant and under supervision.

Contact:
Director: John H. Cooper, DO, FACOS
Contact: Karen Goebel, Coordinator
Phone: 609-893-1200 ext. 4771
Fax: 609-893-0938
Email: goebelk@deborah.org
Address: DEBORAH Heart and Lung Center
Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
200 Trenton Rd., Browns Mills, NJ 08015