Robert B. Rutherford Fellowship in Vascular Surgery

Rafael Malgor, MD

Rafael Malgor, MD (Program Director)

Welcome! We are extremely excited and pleased by your interest in our vascular surgery training program and from all of our faculty and staff we welcome you to our section of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery. Your accomplishments and endeavors to this date are to be congratulated.

The University of Colorado School of Medicine Robert B. Rutherford Fellowship in Vascular Surgery (5+2) is a University Hospital/VA based, 2-year ACGME/RRC accredited fellowship with the first fellow having joined the program in July 2013. In March of 2021, we received continued accreditation from the RRC without warning or citations. 

Our training program encompasses all aspects of vascular and endovascular surgery techniques and patient care. Vascular fellows participate in the diagnosis, preoperative care, operative procedure, and postoperative care for the majority of patients treated on the vascular service. Vascular surgery fellows also have important teaching responsibilities to our general surgery residents and medical students rotating on the vascular service. Fellows assist general surgery residents in integrating noninvasive vascular studies into the overall evaluation of patients with vascular disease. In addition, fellows prepare and present at regularly scheduled academic conferences.

University of Colorado School of Medicine Anschutz Medical Campus is an ideal place to train. Our winning Colorado qualities include our diverse community of Aurora, our location nationally in the Rocky Mountains, our highly ranked medical and surgical programs, our high quality faculty who have trained in diverse settings as well as a growing campus with all healthcare disciplines in one location. The Denver metro area is a pulsating, vigorous community that embraces innovation and invention, of which the Center for Collaborative Innovation is a part. With the recent relocation of the Department of Bioengineering on our campus, there is a seamless avenue for communication and thought between our clinicians and engineers.

Thank you for your interest in our Vascular Surgery Fellowship Program here at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Please don't hesitate to reach out to our office with any questions. Follow us on Twitter @CUVascularSurg.