Welcome From the Director

Michelle Mueller, MD
Michelle Mueller, MD

Thank you for your interest in the Vascular Surgery Fellowship Program at the University of Utah Health Sciences Center. The University of Utah is the state's flagship research university and the major referral medical center for the Intermountain West. We offer a fully-accredited, two-year training program, which begins on August 1 of each academic year, with one fellow starting each year. We welcome your application to become part of our program. If selected to join our team as a fellow, we are confident that you will enjoy a dynamic and richly rewarding experience.

Clinical Service Profile (2013)

As an integral part of University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics, the Vascular Service encompasses:

  • 2,555 outpatient clinic visits annually
  • 8 to 18 daily in-patients hospital census
  • 7,500 vascular lab examinations annually
  • 920 vascular surgery OR cases annually

About Us

The Division of Vascular Surgery consists of five faculty members at the University and two at the Salt Lake VA. We have seven advanced practice clinicians at the University of Utah and one at the VA. Fellows rotate their training between the University and the VA. First year fellows will spend eight months during their first year at the University and four months during their second year. Call duties are shared by the two fellows. Night call is taken from home.


Opportunities for clinical research abound and we expect fellows to participate. Recent projects include:

  • Development of a Quality of Life Measure for Patients with Critical Limb Ischemia
  • Functional Outcome after Amputation following Lower Extremity Bypass
  • Timing of Pre-Operative Beta-Blocker Treatment
  • National trauma databank analysis of mortality and limb loss in isolated lower extremity vascular trauma
  • Guidelines for CSF drainage in TEVAR for anesthesia department
  • Evaluation of Endovascular Interventions on the Superficial Femoral Artery
  • Outcome and Cost Analysis of Endovascular Aortic Aneurysm Repair vs. Open Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair


Fellows are expected to attend and contribute to vascular conferences, journal club, Grand Rounds, and related training opportunities.

For those fellows who are also interested in pursuing a career in academic vascular surgery, we can arrange additional years of research training and immersion in basic and clinical research projects.

Thank you for your interest in the program. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.


Michelle Mueller, MD

Contact Us

For information regarding fellowship training, please contact:

Kathy Asay
Program Coordinator
(801) 581-6524
Email: kathy.asay@hsc.utah.edu