Within the Section of Surgical Sciences we have over 170 trainees in eight accredited residency programs and eight advanced training fellowships. Staff supporting these programs assist in applicant interview and selection; new resident orientation; scheduling, presentations and equipment procurement for resident activities, such as frequent skills labs, poster printing, etc; preparation of Morbidity and Mortality Improvement (M&MI) reports; Grand Rounds, Resident Teaching conference and Bonus conference management. Education Support also provides oversight to medical students studying surgical sciences.

Surgical Residency Programs

General Surgery Residency Program (ACGME)
Christina E. Bailey, M.D., M.S.C.I, Program Director
Kate Kmiec, Program Manager
Phone: (615) 343-6642
E-mail: kate.kmiec@vumc.org

 

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Neurological Surgery Resident Program (ACGME)
Lola Chambless, M.D., Residency Program Director
Pamela Lane, Program Manager
Phone: (615) 343-2452
E-mail: pamela.lane@vumc.org
go to: Department of Neurological Surgery Home Page

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Program (ADA)
Luis Vega, DDS, Program Director
Phone: (615) 343-9403
E-mail: oms.residency@vumc.org
go to: Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Program

Residency Training Program in Pediatric Surgery (ACGME)
Harold Lovvorn, M.D., Program Director
Tammy Tankersley, Associate Program Manager
Phone: (615) 936-1612
E-mail: tammy.tankersley@vumc.org
go to:  Department of Pediatric Surgery Home Page

Independent Residency Program in Plastic Surgery (ACGME)
Kyle Higdon, M.D., Program Director
Angelene Timbs, Associate Program Manager
Phone: (615) 936-3574
E-mail: angelene.timbs@vumc.org
go to: Department of Plastic Surgery Home Page
Download the VUMC Application for Training (Residency/Clinical Fellowship)

Integrated Residency Program in Plastic Surgery
Brian Drolet, M.D., Program Director
Angelene Timbs, Associate Program Manager
Phone: (615) 936-3574
E-mail: angelene.timbs@vumc.org
go to: Department of Plastic Surgery Home Page
Download the VUMC Application for Training (Residency/Clinical Fellowship)

Thoracic Surgery Residency (ACGME) and Fellowship Programs
Jonathan Nesbitt, M.D., Program Director
Aundra Keo Sparks, Associate Program Manager
Office: (615) 875-7794
E-mail: aundra.sparks@vumc.org
go to: Department of Thoracic Surgery Home Page

Third Year Surgical Clerkship for VUSoM Students
Steven J. Eskind, MD, FACS, Director, Surgical Clerkship Program Division of General Surgery
Lamanda Watson, Associate Program Manager
(615) 322-1414
E-mail: lamanda.f.watson@vumc.org


Fellowship Programs

Breast Oncology Fellowship
Mary Hooks, MD, MBA - Training Program Director
Connie Head, Associate Program Manager
Phone: (615) 875-0779
E-mail: sseo@vumc.org

Advanced GI Minimally Invasive Surgery/Bariatric Fellowship
D. Brandon Williams, MD, Program Director
Michael D Holzman, MD, Fellowship Program Co-Director
Aundra Keo Sparks, Associate Program Manager
E-mail: aundra.sparks@vumc.org

Neuro Endovascular Fellowship
Michael Froehler M.D. Ph.D. Program Director
Pamela Lane, Program Manager
Phone: (615) 343-2452
E-mail: pamela.lane@vumc.org
go to: Department of Neurological Surgery Home Page

Pediatric Neurosurgery Fellowship
Robert Naftel, M.D., Program Director
Phone: (615) 936-6104
Email: robert.p.naftel@vumc.org
go to: Department of Neurological Surgery Home Page

Vanderbilt University Surgical Critical Care (ACGME) & Acute Care Surgery Fellowship Program
Raeanna Adams, M.D., M.B.A., Program Director
Aundra Keo Sparks, Associate Program Manager
Office: (615) 875-7794
E-mail: aundra.sparks@vumc.org
go to: Division of Trauma Home Page

Vascular Surgery Fellowship Program (ACGME)
Patrick Stone, MD, Program Director
Surgical Specialties Education
Office: (615) 875-0779
Email:  sseo@vumc.org
go to:  Division of Vascular Surgery Home Page

Vanderbilt ASTS Transplant and Hepatobiliary Surgery Fellowship
Sunil K. Geevarghese, MD, MSCI, FACS, Program Director
Aundra Keo Sparks, Associate Program Manager
Office: (615) 875-7794
Email: txhbfellowship@vumc.org
Go to: https://www.vumc.org/txhbfellowship/

Pediatric & Adult Craniofacial Fellowship
Michael Golinko, M.D., Program Director
Angelene Timbs, Associate Program Manager
Phone: (615) 936-3574
E-mail: angelene.timbs@vumc.org
go to: Department of Plastic Surgery Home Page

ECMO Fellowship
Matthew Bacchetta M.D., M.B.A., Program Director
Email: matthew.bacchetta@vumc.org

Graduate Medical Education Office  (VUMC)
Kyla Terhune, M.D., MBA, Associate Dean
Yvonne Snyder, Executive Assistant
Phone: (615) 322-6035
E-mail: gme.office@vumc.org