Vascular Surgery Fellowship

The Section of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at East Carolina University has recently been approved as a new two-year program. The new Vascular and Endovascular Surgery fellowship training is a 5+2 program, accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). Applications will be accepted only through ERAS December through January, interviews will occur February through March and match in May through NRMP each year. One position will be filled each year.

Training will take place at the East Carolina Heart Institute, which is a joint venture between the Brody School of Medicine and Vidant Medical Center (formerly Pitt County Memorial Hospital). The institute is comprised of a newly opened state-of-the-art outpatient and inpatient center. The section of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery has full access to modern endovascular suites, contemporary cardiovascular operating rooms and dedicated inpatient and outpatient cardiovascular patient care facilities. The section is supported by a clinical research program, and the fellow will have time and support for research in addition to exposure to all facets of open and minimally invasive Vascular Surgery. The faculty is comprised of five fellowship trained surgeons.

You can learn more about Vidant Medical Center residencies and fellowships including benefits at:

Candidates should have completed an ACGME approved residency program in General Surgery to qualify.

Required documents to be reviewed through ERAS are:

  • ERAS Application
  • ERAS CV form
  • Personal Statement
  • 3 CURRENT letters of Recommendation; one MUST be from your current Program Director (Letters cannot be more than 6 months old)
  • Copy of medical school diploma
  • MSPE (Dean's Letter)
  • ABSITE scores for ALL years
  • USMLE transcript showing scores of Steps 1, 2k, 2s, 3
  • Copy of medical school diploma
  • Photo (optional)

If you have any further questions about this program, please contact:

Institutional Operative Volume (2008-2009 Academic Year)

Vascular Operations n
Aneurysm Repair:
Repair of Infrarenal A-I Aneurysm, Ruptured 8
Repair of Infrarenal A-I Aneurysm, Elective 38
Repair of Suprarenal Aorta 2
Repair Thoracic Aorta Aneurysm 2
Repair Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm 5
Repair Femoral Aneurysm 5
Repair Popliteal Aneurysm 7
Repair Other Aneurysm 9
Carotid Endarterectomy 180
Reoperative Carotid Surgery (s) 1
Excise Carotid Body Tumor 3
Vertebral Artery Operation
Direct Repair Aortic Arch Branches
Cervical Bypass Aortic Arch Branches 9
Other Cerebrovascular 3
Periph Obstructive:
Aorto-Iliac/Femoral Bypass 19
Ilio-Iliac/Femoral Bypass 2
Femoral, Profunda Endarterectomy 23
Other Endarterectomy 2
Femoral-Popliteal Bypass, Vein
Femoral-Popliteal Bypass, Prosthetic 47
Infrapopliteal Bypass, Vein 26
Infrapopliteal Bypass, Prosthetic 16
Revise Arterial Bypass 4
Harvest Arm Vein (s)
Composite Leg Bypass Graft (s)
Re-Do Lower Extremity Bypass (s) 9
Embolect/Thrombectomy Artery 25
Graft Thrombectomy 13
Other Major Peripheral 1
Abdominal Obstructive:
Celiac/SMA Endarterectomy, Bypass 4
Renal Endarterectomy, Bypass 1
Other Abdominal 3
Upper Extremity:
Arm Bypass, Endarterectomy, Bypass 5
Thoracic Outlet Decompression Proc 2
Other Upper Extremity 2
Axillo-Femoral Bypass 4
Axillo-Popliteal-Tibial Bypass
Femoral-Femoral Bypass 8
Other Extra-Anatomic
Portal-Systemic Shunt
Operation for Varicose Veins 7
Sclerotherapy, Periph Vein 2
Embolectomy/Thrombectomy, Venous
Operations for Venous Ulceration
Venous Reconstruction
Repair A-V Malformation 3
Other Venous Operation 10
Endovascular Therapeutic
Endovascular Repair Aortic Aneurysm 107 AAA
17 TAA
Endovascular Repair Other Aneurysm 1
Other Endovascular Graft 9
Vena Caval Interruption/Filter 121
Balloon Angioplasty 246
Transcatheter Stent 174
Thrombolysis 70
Endovascular Diagnostic:
Arteriography 309
Venography 10
Intravascular Ultrasound 2
Other Catheter Procedure 20
Lymphatic Procedure
Explore Artery 4
Explore Post-Op Bleed, Thromb, Infect 11
Major Vascular Ligation 5
Excise Infected Graft, Peripheral 7
Excise Infected Graft, Abdomen-Thorax 1
Repair Graft-Enteric Fistula 2
Other Vascular Procedure 59
Vascular Access:
A-V Fistula 2
A-V Graft
Percutaneous-Other Access
Revision, A-V Access 9
Amputation Digit 46
Amputation, Transmetatarsal 19
Amputation, Below Knee 57
Amputation, Above Knee 65
Amputation, Upper Extremity 1
Repair Thoracic Vessels
Repair Neck Vessels 2
Repair Abdominal Vessels 2
Repair Peripheral Vessels 9
Fasciotomy 6

Academic Productivity


  1. Stoner MC, Abbott WM, Wong DR, Hua HT, LaMuraglia GM, Kwolek CJ, Watkins MT, Agnihotri AK, Henderson WG, Khuri S and Cambria RP. Defining the high-risk patient for carotid endarterectomy: An analysis of the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program Database. J Vasc Surg 2006:43(2) 285-295.
  2. Razaa JA, Miller M, Dieter RS, Clavijo LC, Stoner MC, Nanjudappa A. Diagnosis and Non-Surgical Management of Mesenteric Ischemia. Vascular Disease Management 2006: 3(2) 36-41.
  3. Phade SV, deFreitas DJ, Powell CS and Stoner MC. Evolution of bacterial arteritis into a mycotic aortic aneurysm. Vasc Endovasc Surg 2007:41(2) 158-60.
  4. deFreitas DJ, Phade SV, Stoner MC, Bogey WM, Powell CS and Parker FM. Endovascular stent exclusion of a hepatic artery pseudoaneurysm. Vasc Endovasc Surg 2007:41(2) 161-4.
  5. Stoner MC, deFreitas DJ, Phade SV, Parker FM, Bogey WM and Powell CS. Mid-term results with laser atherectomy in the treatment of infrainguinal occlusive disease. J Vasc Surg 2007:46(2) 289-95.
  6. Kardys CM, Stoner MC, Manwaring ML, Bogey WM, Parker FM and Powell CS. The use of intravascular ultrasound to improve utilization of inferior vena cava filters in a high risk bariatric population. J Vasc Surg 2007:46(6) 1248-52.
  7. Kardys CM, Stoner MC, Manwaring ML, Barker M, MacDonald K, Pender J and Chapman W. Safety and efficacy of IVUS guided IVC filter in super obese bariatric patients. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2008:4(1) 50-4.
  8. Stoner MC, deFreitas DJ, Manwaring ML, Kardys CM, Gustafson JC, Parker FM, Bogey WM and Powell CS. Cost per day of patency: Understanding the impact of patency and reintervention in a sustainable model of healthcare. J Vasc Surg Dec 2008:48 (6) 1489-1496
  9. deFreitas DJ and Stoner MC. Laser atherectomy: Science fact or science fiction? Italian J Vasc Endovasc Surg 2008:15 201-6.
  10. Macnally MM and Stoner MC. Blood clots, thrombolytics and the emerging role of the EndoWave catheter. US Cardiology 2008:5(1) 46-8.
  11. Anderson CA, Rodriguez E, Stoner MC and Kypson AP. Delayed type A dissection after arch transposition and stent graft therapy of a type B dissection. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg October 2009; 138: 1031-1032.
  12. Stone DH, Albadawi H, Conrad MF, Entabi F, Stoner MC, Casey PJ, Cambria RP and Watkins MT. PJ34, a poly-ADP-ribose polymerase inhibitor, modulates visceral mitochondrial activity and CD14 expression following thoracic aortic ischemia reperfusion. Am J Surg 2009:198(2):250-5.
  13. deFreitas DJ, Parker FM, Stoner MC and Powell CS. Renal-splanchnic steal syndrome: The treatment of chronic mesenteric ischemia with renal angioplasty and stenting. Vasc Endovasc Surg 2009:43(4):385-8.
  14. Agle SC, Barchman MJ, Haisch CJ and Stoner MC. Aortoiliac intervention with distal protection to salvage a heterotopic renal transplant. Renal Fail. 2009;31(7):593-6.
  15. Stoner MC, Davies M, Forbes T, LoGerfo F, McDaniel H and Meissner M. Society for Vascular Surgery position statement: Comparative effectiveness research in vascular disease management. J Vasc Surg 200:49(6):1592-3.
  16. Stoner MC. Commentary on claudication versus endoluminal revascularization (CLEVER) study update. J Vasc Surg 2009:50(4):945.
  17. Nanjundappa A, Powell CS, Stoner MC, Mandapaka S and Dieter RS. Treating lower-extremity complications. Endovascular Today 2009:8(5):92-8.
  18. Stoner MC and deFreitas DJ. Process of Care for Carotid Endarterectomy: Perioperative Medical Management. J Vasc Surg 2010:52(1):223-31.
  19. Agle SC, McNally MM, Powell CS, Bogey WM, Parker FM and Stoner MC. The Association of Peri-procedural Hypertension and Adverse Outcomes in Patients Undergoing Catheter-Directed Thrombolysis. Ann Vasc Surg 2010:24(5):609-14.
  20. Manwaring ML, Durham CA, McNally MM, Parker FM and Stoner MC. Correlation of Cerebral Oximetry with Carotid Stump Pressures in Carotid Endarterectomy. Vasc Endovasc Surg 2010:44(4):252-6.
  21. McNally MM, Agle SC, Parker FM, Bogey WM, Powell CS and Stoner MC. Statin Therapy is Associated with Improved Outcomes and Resource Utilization in Patients Undergoing Aortic Aneurysm Repair. J Vasc Surg 2010:51(6):1390-6.
  22. Durham CA, Mohr MC, Parker FM, Bogey WM, Powell CS and Stoner MC. The Impact of Socioeconomic Factors on Clinical Outcome and Hospital Costs Associated with Femoropopliteal Bypass. J Vasc Surg 2010:52:600-7.
  23. Durham CA, McNally MM, Parker FM, Bogey WM, Powell CS and Stoner MC. A Contemporary Rural Trauma Center Experience in Blunt Traumatic Aortic Injury. J Vasc Surg 2010:52:884-90.

Book Chapters

  1. Parker FM, Stoner MC and Haisch CE: Access and Ports. In: Townsend, Beauchamp, Evers and Mattox (Eds.), Sabiston Textbook of Surgery: The biological basis of modern surgical practice, 18th Ed., Saunders, Inc. Philadelphia. 2008.
  2. Stoner MC and Powell CS. Burning Bridges: Is the application of emerging technologies deleterious to the care of the vascular patient? In Pearce, WH (Ed.), Techniques and outcomes in endovascular surgery. Geenwood Academic, Evanston, IL. 2008.
  3. Stoner MC. An update on comparative effectiveness. In Pearce, WH (Ed.), Techniques and outcomes in endovascular surgery. Shelton, CT. 2009.
  4. deFreitas DJ and Stoner MC. The cost of patency. In Pearce, WH (Ed.), Techniques and outcomes in endovascular surgery. Shelton, CT. 2009.
  5. Stoner MC and Powell CS. Burning Bridges: Is the application of emerging technologies deleterious to the care of the vascular patient? In Rodriguez, HE (Ed.), Advances in Treatment of Ischemic Extremities. People's Medical Publishing House – USA. Shelton, CT. 2010.


  1. Manwaring ML, deFreitas DJ, Kardys CM, Hudson DW, Mendoza RM, Powell CS, Parker FM, Anderson AA, Chitwood WR and Stoner MC. Development of a novel animal model of paralysis in thoracic aortic endovascular repair. J Am Coll Surgeons 2007; 2005(3 Sup.):110.
  2. deFreitas DJ, Manwaring ML, Kardys CM, Mendoza RM, Hudson DW, Stallings TL, Parker FM, Bogey WM, Powell CS and Stoner MC. Open versus endovascular treatment of complex femoropopliteal occlusive disease. J Am Coll Surgeons 2007; 205(3 Sup.):82.
  3. Riccio LM, Manwaring ML and Stoner MC. The use of a re-entry device to facilitate revascularization of complex aortoiliac and femoropopliteal arterial occlusive lesions. J Surg Res 2008;114(2):415.
  4. Manwaring ML, deFreitas DJ, Salleng K, Gustafson JC, Stoner MC. A novel peroxynitrite decomposition catalyst prevents paralysis in a rabbit model of spinal cord ischemia in thoracic aortic stenting. J Surg Res 2008;114(2):264.
  5. Carter JJ, Manwaring ML, Salleng KJ, Muller-Borer BJ, Collins MC and Stoner MC. Paralysis and cell death from thoracic aortic stenting ameliorated by peroxynitrite decomposition catalyst. J Am Coll Surgeons 2008; 207(3 sup.):22.
  6. Stoner MC. Cost effectiveness of femoropopliteal revascularization procedures: Impact of patency and reinterventions. VEITH Symposium 2008.
  7. Carter JJ, Kardys CM, Chapman WH, Wilson BC, Sheets KA, Parker FM, Bogey WM, Powell CS and Stoner MC. Caval dynamics: A prospective anatomical and physiological study of the human vena cava during laparoscopic surgery. J Surg Res 2009:151(2):293-4.
  8. Stoner MC. Burning Bridges With Endovascular Treatment: Does Aggressive Endovascular Therapy Lead To More Costly And Inferior Results For Some Patients: How Can We Be More Selective? VEITH Symposium 2009.
  9. McNally MM, Agle SC, Pories WJ, Parker FM, Bogey WM, Powell CS and Stoner MC. Chronic mesenteric ischemia: Defining the Role of Percutaneous Therapy. Gastroenterology 2009:136(5).
  10. McNally MM, Agle SC, Hayes SA, Kori SK, Curry WF, Jones CI, Parker FM, Bogey WM, Powell CS and Stoner MC. Endoluminal infrarenal aortic aneurysm repair: A costly endeavor for low risk patients. J Vasc Surg 2009:49 (S) 33.
  11. McNally MM, Agle SC, Hayes SA. Parker FM, Bogey WM, Powell CS and Stoner MC. The clinical and economic impact of preoperative risk optimization in patients undergoing elective aortic surgery. J Am Coll Surgeons 2009:209(3 sup.):103.

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