Penn CVI Vascular Research


Penn Vascular Medicine Training Program

Emile R. Mohler III, MD, Director
Muredach Reilly, MD, Co-Director

The curriculum for the Vascular Medicine Training Program comprises a clinical training segment (year 1) and a clinical research training segment (years 2 and 3). During clinical training, Trainees will rotate through a number of core and elective vascular medicine services, under the supervision of senior physician, many of who are also involved in administration or research mentoring roles within the Training Program. The rotations for the clinical component have been chosen to take advantage of Penn’s highly specialized areas of vascular medicine, including thrombosis, vasculitis, vascular imaging, and wound care, as well as related services in vascular surgery, interventional radiology, and neurology. A special rotation in vascular pathology is available at the Cardiovascular
Pathology Institute in Washington, D.C.

Research training will involve both didactic instruction and independent (mentored) research. The Program takes full advantage of Penn’s two master’s programs (MTR and MSCE) to provide full integration of the didactic and independent components of the research training. Trainees will be supervised by Program Mentors who have been chosen because of their outstanding research in vascular disease and their experience in postdoctoral training.

At the completion of the Vascular Medicine Training Program, each Trainee will have taken the Vascular Medicine Board examinations, taken the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography Physicians Vascular Interpretation Examination completed a master’s program in either translational research or epidemiology (including preparation of a research thesis), and developed an NIH K-type grant to submit for further funding for career transition into independent faculty positions.

Application requests and inquiries should be directed to Emile R. Mohler III by phone at 215-662-3275 or via email at