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Welcome From the Director

Thank you for your interest in the Vascular Surgery Fellowship Program at University of Utah Health. The University of Utah is the state's flagship research university and the major referral medical center for the Mountain 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.

About Our Program

The Division of Vascular Surgery Fellowship Program consists of faculty members at the University of Utah and Intermountain Healthcare (IHC). We have eight advanced practice clinicians at the University of Utah and six at IHC. Fellows rotate their training between the University and IHC. 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.

About University of Utah Hospital: University of Utah Health is the Mountain West's only academic health care system, combining excellence in patient care, the latest in medical research, and teaching to provide leading-edge medicine in a caring and personal setting. The system provides care for Utahns and residents of five surrounding states in a referral area encompassing more than 10 percent of the continental United States. University Hospitals and Clinics relies on more than 1,400 board-certified physicians and more than 5,000 health care professionals who staff five hospitals including a Level 1 trauma center. 

About Intermountain Healthcare: Intermountain Healthcare is an integrated, not-for-profit health system with over 40,000 caregivers within various clinics, medical groups, affilitate networks, hospitals, homecare and telehealth services. IHC serves the healthcare needs of people across the Intermountain West including Utah, southern Idaho and southern Nevada.  

Fellow Case Log

Our fellows do more open aortic and open mesenteric cases than the national average

  2017 2018 2019
Aneurysm Repair 72 92 136
Cerebrovascular 51 57 56
Periph Obstructive 230 181 274
Abdmonial Obstructive 14 12 55
Upper Extremity 43 12 23
Extra-Anatomic 12 8 8
Thrombolysis/Mechanical Thrombectomy 22 21 44
Miscellaneous Endovascular Therapeutic 9 13 32
Trauma 46 10 33
Venous 109 47 43
Endovascular Diagnostic 327 290 391
Miscellaneous Vascular 44 10 14
Vascular Access 54 59 205
Amputations 46 17 68
Tracked Codes 1079 829 1382
Non-Tracked Codes 116 30 77
Grand Total (Codes) 1195 859 1459
Total Vascular Labs Read 1211 936 776



brigitte smith fellowship director

Brigitte K. Smith, MD, MHPE, FACS, FSVS

Program Director

Brigitte K. Smith, MD, FACS, FSVS

University of Utah Health
50 North Medical Drive
Surgery 3B110 SOM
Salt Lake City, UT 84132


For information regarding fellowship training, please contact:

 Anna Darelli-Anderson

Anna Darelli-Anderson, MEd, BA, C-TAGME

Associate Director of Education
Program Manager
Veteran, US Air Force

Phone: 801-213-2598

University of Utah Health
50 North Medical Drive
Surgery 3B110 SOM
Salt Lake City, UT 84132