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Robert B. Rutherford Fellowship in Vascular Surgery

Teaching Hospitals

Top medical professionals, superior medicine, and progressive change make the University of Colorado Hospital one of the leading hospitals in the nation.
Consistently ranked among the top hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report’s annual survey of "America’s Best Hospitals," the University of Colorado Hospital is internationally respected for its exceptional teams of medical specialists. In 2011, 2012 and 2013, the hospital was ranked number one in quality and safety among academic medical centers in the country by the University HealthSystem Consortium.
University of Colorado Hospital, UCH, is located on the Anschutz Medical Campus  in Aurora Colorado which includes  the University of Colorado clinical schools and multiple Institutes and research enterprises, Childrens  Hospital Colorado and soon the Denver VA. UCH opened new outpatient facilites on the campus is 2001, moved into a new inpatient facility in 2007, and in 2013 expanded to an additioal 12 story inpatient tower and doubled critcal care space such as ORs , ICUs and a new ED. The hospital has multiple primary care facilties in the metropolitan Denver area and is building several satellite speciality and surgical centers. UCH is part of University Health which includes hospitals in Colorado Springs, Fort Collins and Laramie Wyoming but the Vascular Fellow will only train at the Aurora site of UCH.

The Denver VA Medical Center is a referral center for Veterans requiring complex vascular care throughout the Rocky Mountains. The Vascular Service has two half days of clinic, two full operating room days, and at least one day in Interventional Radiology. Common endovascular procedures include aortic aneurysm repair, percutaneous peripheral interventions, and carotid artery stenting. The Fellow oversees the day-to-day management of the vascular service under the supervision of the Vascular Surgery Faculty.

Directly adjacent to the expansive Anschutz Medical Campus is the site of the new replacement Denver VA Medical Center scheduled to open in 2015. The new complex will consist of 9 buildings and is designed to complement the scenery and style indigenous to Colorado. The new facility is expected to be a leader within the VA system in terms of healthcare insidenewva.jpgdelivery and hospital architectural design. The Vascular Service has been actively involved in the design of the new interventional platform including a new Siemens hybrid operating room.