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.C.S.I, 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, Director
Phone: (615) 343-9403
E-mail: oms.residency@vumc.org
go to: Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Program
Download the VUMC Application for Training (Residency/Clinical Fellowship)

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

Residency Program in Plastic Surgery (ACGME)
Kyle Higdon, M.D., Director
Angelene Timbs, Coordinator
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., Director
Surgical Specialties Education
Office: (615) 875-7794
E-mail: sseo@vumc.org
go to: Department of Thoracic Surgery Home Page
Download the VUMC Application for Training (Residency/Clinical Fellowship)

Third Year Surgical Clerkship for VUSoM Students
Steven J. Eskind, MD, FACS
Director, Surgical Clerkship Program Division of General Surgery
(615) 875-5794
(615) 322-6640
E-mail: steven.eskind@vanderbilt.edu

Fellowship Programs

Breast Oncology Fellowship
Mary Hooks, MD, MBA - Training Program Director
Phone: (615) 322-2391
Fax: (615) 343-7622
E-mail: mary.hooks@vumc.org

Connie Head, Program Coordinator
Phone: (615) 875-0779
E-mail: sseo@vumc.org

Advanced GI Minimally Invasive Surgery/Bariatric Fellowship
D. Brandon Williams, MD
Fellowship Program Director

Michael D Holzman, MD
Fellowship Program Co-Director
E-mail: aundra.brown@vumc.org

Vanderbilt University Surgical Critical Care (ACGME) & Acute Care Surgery Fellowship Program
Tim Nunez, M.D., Director
Surgical Specialties Education
Phone: (615) 875-7794
E-mail: SCCFellowship@vumc.org
go to: Division of Trauma Home Page
Download the VUMC Application for Training (Residency/Clinical Fellowship)

Section of Surgical Sciences and Surgery Patient Care Center Administrative Fellowship
Meagan Howard, MHA
Section of Surgical Sciences
Surgery PCC
D-4303, Medical Center North
(615) 322-2363

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 Brown, Associate Program Manager
Office: (615) 875-7794
Email: txhbfellowship@vumc.org
Go to: https://ww2.mc.vanderbilt.edu/txhbfellowship

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