Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Research

Clinical Innovation, Effectiveness and Outcomes Program

The Clinical Innovations and Outcomes Program is a multidisciplinary program designed to foster the development of Principal Investigator initiated clinical trials, participate and recruit for industry sponsored clinical trials, develop clinical quality process improvements and report on the outcomes of vascular procedures. This program is integrated with clinical research arms of the University of Texas Health-San Antonio and the University Hospital San Antonio which both provides administrative and biostatistical support for investigators to carry out clinical research in cardiovascular disease. The program offers both Research Fellowships and internships that provide residents and students both training and faculty mentoring in Clinical Research and outcomes. The focus areas are Aortic Aneurysmal Disease, Carotid, Dialysis Access, and Lower extremity Arterial and Venous interventions. Vascular Oncology and Health Care quality / Process Improvement. The program also provides opportunities for MBA students to study Health Care Finances and the Business of Medicine.

Medical and Health Professions Education Research Program

The Medical and Health Professions Education Research Program is a multidisciplinary program designed to foster the development of Health professional Educators and conduct research in Health Professional Education that involves both under Undergraduate, Graduate and Post Graduate education. The program focuses on quantitative and qualitative research in all aspects of vascular surgery education and skills development.