Vascular Surgery Fellowship Program

Message from Program Director

The mission of the Vascular Surgery Fellowship is to provide excellent training to general surgeons in all facets of the field of Vascular Surgery and to develop qualified vascular surgery specialists with a skill set that will allow them to care for patients with any kind of vascular pathology. 

The program's goals support the institution's philosophy of inclusion and diversity. Our division understands the importance of broadening the diversity of vascular surgeons in practice in the United States as a means to address racial and ethnic disparities in healthcare, particularly regarding outcomes of vascular and cardiovascular diseases. 

Westchester Medical Center is the home of the only tertiary care hospital with a Level 1 Trauma Center and Children’s Hospital in the Hudson Valley. We are located just 20 minutes north of New York City. We invite you to explore our fellowship and ask any questions that you may have so that we can share the many strengths of our training program with you.

Thank you for choosing to interview for our fellowship training program.

Sincerely Yours,

Romeo Mateo, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery, NYMC
Program Director, Vascular Surgery Fellowship, WMC
Attending Surgeon, Division of, Vascular Surgery WMC

Program Overview

The Vascular Surgery Fellowship Program at Westchester Medical College is a two-year training program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and offers exceptional training.

Westchester Medical Center Valhalla Campus is the main hospital and the flagship of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network; it is the main provider of advanced surgical services in the entire Hudson Valley region. This facility is a 652-bed hospital that provides care in all surgical specialties with the Vascular Division being one of the busiest on campus. This is complemented by the Mid-Hudson Campus, a 243-bed community hospital. This objective is achieved with the help of extremely dedicated and highly trained faculty that have a well-developed camaraderie with all medical professionals at all levels and a staff that maintains daily focus on professionalism, communication, compassion, reliability, initiative, and responsibility of the trainee.

Vascular Division Conference Schedule

Vascular Division Conference Schedule

Sample Rotation Block Schedule

Sample Rotation Block Schedule

Current Fellows

Academic Year 2023-2024

Min Li Xu, MD
Min Li Xu, MD
Medical School: Stony Brook University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine
Residency: Westchester Medical Center


Noah Kinstlinger, MD
Medical School: Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
Residency: Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Faculty

Mateo, Romeo B., MD
Romeo Mateo, MD
Attending Physician
  • Surgery, Vascular Surgery
  • General Surgery
Babu, Sateesh C., MD
Sateesh Babu, MD
Attending Physician, Vascular Surgery
  • Surgery, Vascular Surgery
  • General Surgery
Chang, Heepeel, MD
Heepeel Chang, MD
Attending Vascular Surgeon
Assistant Professor of Surgery, New York Medical College
  • General Surgery
  • Goyal, Arun, MD
    Arun Goyal, MD
    Attending Physician
    • Surgery, Vascular Surgery
    • General Surgery
    Laskowski, Igor A., MD
    Igor Laskowski, MD
    Chief, Vascular Surgery
    • Surgery, Vascular Surgery
    • General Surgery
    Ventarola, Daniel, MD
    Daniel Ventarola, MD
    Attending Physician
    • Surgery, Vascular Surgery

    How to Apply

    Westchester Medical Center participates in ERAS (Electronic Residency Application Service®) & NRMP (National Residency Match Program).
    Registration Period Opens: TBD

    The prospective applicant must submit the following via ERAS:

    1. Application
    2. Personal Statement
    3. Medical School Transcript
    4. Four Letters of Recommendations
    5. MSPE - Medical Student Performance Evaluation (Dean's Letter)
    6. ECFMG certification (if applicable) *

    *Applicants planning on a J-1 Visa for their training are welcome to apply.

    The program requirements are as follows:

    1. Passed by Medical School graduation / Passing each step on the first attempt
    2. Although not mandatory, research experience is highly valued
    3. The candidate must possess strong motivation and commitment to Surgery as evidenced by background education, personal statement, research, and letters of recommendation.
    4. Personality traits: emotional maturity, warmth, and compassion as well as good communication skills 

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    Contact Us

    Program Director
    Romeo Mateo, MD
    Assistant Professor of Surgery, NYMC
    Program Director, Vascular Surgery Fellowship, WMC
    Westchester Medical Center
    Romeo.Mateo@wmchealth.org
    914.493.7614

    Program Coordinator
    Santasia Kerr
    Program Coordinator, Vascular Surgery Fellowship
    Westchester Medical Center
    Santasia.Kerr@wmchealth.org
    914.493.7614