Welcome to the section of Vascular Medicine, a division of Vascular Surgery, within Prisma Health. Our disciplines work cooperatively to provide a focused, one-year fellowship in Venous and Lymphatic Medicine. This graduate medical education offering is part of the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville. It is also associated with Clemson University’s Department of Cardiovascular Imaging. The fellowship is funded by a grant from the American Board of Venous & Lymphatic Medicine Foundation.
All Venous and Lymphatic Medicine training is located in Greenville, South Carolina, named one of nation’s best cities in which to live. Prisma Health is the largest not-for-profit health organization in South Carolina, serving more than 1.2 million patients annually. Both our city and our health organization are uniquely positioned to offer excellence in a training/work setting and during leisure.
- Provide focused opportunities to develop proficiency in diagnosing and treating venous and lymphatic disorders
- Provide opportunity and skill development in vascular imaging as it relates to diagnosing venous and lymphatic disorders
- Provide didactic instruction in an academic setting covering the basic science, clinical skills and procedural skills needed to develop qualified, comprehensive venous and lymphatic specialists.
About the Fellowship Program
The Venous and Lymphatic Medicine program at University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville offers a competitive salary for postgraduate candidates. Eligibility is based on successfully completing initial certification in primary care, surgery, radiology, dermatology or other medical residencies. The ideal candidate is procedurally oriented with an interest in venous and lymphatic disorders.
Vacation/paid time off and monetary allowances are set by the Department of Academic Services and outlined in the Policy and Procedure for Medical Education Resident/Fellow Staff. These benefits include but are not limited to:
- Moving allowance
- Annual medical educational allowance
- Health and dental insurance
- Medical savings accounts
- Lab coats and laundry service
- AVLS membership candidacy and trainee discount
- Paid South Carolina limited license fee
- State and federal drug licensure fees
- No after-hours or weekend call
- Discounted Prisma Health-owned fitness club membership
For full benefits, refer to the Policy and Procedure Manual for Medical Education Resident/Fellow Staff.
Admissions and application criteria
Venous and Lymphatic Medicine Fellowship applicants must complete their initial training as required by the American Board of Medical Specialties or the American Board of Osteopathic Medical Specialties. The ideal candidate is board certified in this initial discipline and must have a propensity toward procedural skills with a keen interest in venous and lymphatic medicine.
Applications are available by contacting Kelli DaSilva, Kelli.DaSilva@PrismaHealth.org or 864-455-7844. To complete the application process, include the following:
- Curriculum vitae
- One-page personal statement defining your interest in venous and lymphatic medicine
- USMLE Steps 1-3 score reports
- Letter of recommendation from the program director from your initial residency training
- Three letters of recommendation (must be in addition to the program director’s letter above)
- ECFMG certificate, if applicable: International medical school applicants must be ECFMG certified. The program can, in some cases, sponsor J-1 visas.
Prisma Health does not discriminate on the basis of race; color; national origin; religion; age; sex; physical, mental or other disability; medical condition; sexual orientation; gender identity; gender expression; pregnancy; ancestry; marital status; citizenship; or veteran status.
Kelli DaSilva, C-TAGME
Program Coordinator, Venous and Lymphatic Medicine Fellowship
Department of Surgery
701 Grove Road
Greenville, SC 29605
Marcus D Stanbro, DO, FSVM
Program Director, Venous and Lymphatic Medicine Fellowship
Center for Venous and Lymphatic Medicine
200 Patewood Drive, Suite C300
Greenville, SC 29615
Life in Greenville
Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Greenville, South Carolina, has combined traditional southern charm, stunning natural beauty and contemporary cool to create one of the nation’s hottest emerging destinations and fastest growing cities. From a revitalized downtown ranked among “America’s Ten Best” by Forbes Magazine and one-of-a-kind Liberty Bridge; quaint shops, local boutiques and award-winning restaurants; renowned museums, galleries, and theaters; to nearby beautiful lakes, rivers and mountains, you can see why we’re not just any Greenville – we’re THAT Greenville.
Greenville has something to offer everyone. It appeals to both families and singles, boasts a unique downtown, temperate climate and is ideal for those who love the outdoors. Often appearing on the “Best of” and “Top” lists, Greenville possesses many reasons that make it special. The Venous and Lymphatic Medicine Fellowship at Prisma Health offers the opportunity to train with leaders in the field while living in an incredible southern city.
- South’s Best (#5), South’s Prettiest (#6) and South’s Friendliest (#5) Cities – Southern Living
- Best Small Cities in the U.S. 2018 – National Geographic
- Top Destinations on the Rise (#8) – Trip Advisor
- Top 20 America’s Favorite Cities for Food (#11) – Travel + Leisure
- Top Small City in the U.S. (#3) – Condé Nast Traveler
- Best Places to Live – Top Downtowns (#3) – Livability.com
- Top New Foodie Cities in America (#3) – People Magazine
In terms of recreation, the most convenient option is the Prisma Health Swamp Rabbit Trail. The paved trail runs through downtown and provides a roughly 20-mile stretch for biking, running and walking. Several state parks are less than an hour away; drive a bit farther and you’ll find miles of beaches.
The Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport provides direct flights to a several major cities, including Atlanta, Baltimore-Washington, Charlotte, Chicago, Denver, Detroit, Houston, New York City and Philadelphia. Carriers include Southwest, Frontier, Allegiant, Delta, United and American.
By ground, Greenville is located along I-85 and near I-26. Both Charlotte and Atlanta are roughly two hours away by car.
For more information about Greenville, go to: visitgreenvillesc.com
Training is comprehensive and outpatient based. This setting includes rotations in Endovascular Surgery, Vascular Medicine, Thrombosis and Hemostasis Clinic, vascular imaging department, Wound Care Center, and dermatology division in addition to dedicated clinic and procedures in the Center for Venous and Lymphatic Medicine.
- Vascular Surgery Teaching Conference
- Venous and Lymphatic Journal Club
- Vascular Medicine Morbidity and Mortality Conference
- Vascular Lab Correlation Conference
- Monthly Grand Rounds in surgery
The Venous and Lymphatic Medicine Fellow is expected to perform clinical research. Biostatistician support, medical writers and medical students are available to assist the effort. In addition, a spirit of interdepartmental cooperation fosters joint research efforts with faculty across the specialty spectrum as it relates to venous and lymphatic topics. The fellow is expected to present original work at the annual meeting of the American Venous & Lymphatic Society and to submit articles for publication.
The noninvasive vascular lab is both an inpatient and outpatient facility in which over 20,000 procedures take place annually. The fellow will be instructed in vascular imaging and interpretation and will interpret more than 1,000 studies a year. The fellow is expected to become a Registered Phlebology Sonographer (RPHS) and a Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation (RPVI) on program completion. This fellowship is a unique opportunity to work one-on-one with vascular sonographers and physician faculty within Prisma Health’s Division of Vascular Medicine and with faculty from Clemson University.
Our health organization is equipped with a full-service health library. Support team members include a full-time librarian; biostatistician; and full-time administrative assistant for vascular registry data entry, slide presentation and research assistance.
Research is required during fellowship training. Time is provided to work on clinical research under the direction of the faculty members listed below. All faculty are interested in participating in research.
Prisma Health has a research affiliation with Clemson University, located 20 miles from Greenville, where a separate section of vascular research has been established within the Department of Bioengineering.
The Vascular Surgery Research Group is led by a vascular surgery faculty member and a full-time PhD with an interest in basic science and vascular engineering research. The Vascular Surgery Research Group through Clemson offers a PhD and master’s program in vascular engineering.
Marcus D Stanbro, DO, FSVM
Program Director, Venous and Lymphatic Medicine Fellowship
Chair, Department of Vascular Medicine
Saundra S Spruiell, DO, FACPh
Associate Program Director, Venous and Lymphatic Medicine Fellowship
Lisa W Darby, MD
Bruce H Gray, DO, FSVM
Endovascular Surgery & Vascular Medicine
Thomas L Oliver, MD
John Kuhl, MD
Chief, Division of Dermatology
Jay Walls, MD
Director, Hemostasis & Thrombosis
Eric J Walker, MHA, RVT, RDCS
Director, Clemson Cardiovascular Imaging Leadership Concentration
Pam Young, RT(R), RDMS, RVT
Manager, Prisma Health Upstate Vascular Labs
Why choose the Venous & Lymphatic Medicine Fellowship at Prisma Health?
Our fellows have access to myriad resources within our medical group. We are the largest health care organization in South Carolina. Our venous and lymphatic fellowship faculty members are well-known in their field and are dedicated to promoting and creating the venous and lymphatic medicine specialists of the future. Additionally, Greenville offers excellent medical facilities, a highly respected educational system and a high quality of life.
Graduate Medical Education
Program commencement date is August 1.