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Check in weekly for all the latest happenings at OU Vascular!

Week of 5/12/21

We are excited to welcome Lucas Phi to our program. Dr. Phi matched with our program, and will begin his fellowship training with us in July 2022. 

Week of 3/10/21

We were very excited to host Dr. Bechara and Dr. Milner for our guest lecture series. They presented on Endovascular Management and Paravisceral Aortic Aneurysm. 

Week of 3/8/21

We would like to welcome and congratulate Dr. Hannah Jayroe. She will be joining us this July as our newest fellow. She will join Dr. Nick Welle as PGY 6 in our fellowship.

Week of 2/12/21

Our Fellowship has been approved by the ACGME for an increase in compliment, starting this July.

Week of 2/6/21

Dr. Kelly Kempe has been elected as Councilor for Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Society.

Week of 1/18

This week, Vascular Surgery welcomes the new Chairman of the Department of Surgery, Dr. Timothy Nelson! Dr. Nelson comes to us from the University of New Mexico Health Sciences serving as Professor of Surgery and Chief of the Division of General & Gastrointestinal Surgery. We are thrilled to work alongside him.

Week of 1/11

Our next guest lecture will be on January 27th and will feature Dr. Kristofer Charlton-Ouw, vascular surgeon and associate professor with UTHealth, Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgery, Houston. He'll be presenting on thoracic aortic aneurysms! 

The second round of the COVID-19 vaccine will soon be administered to our vascular surgery staff. We are excited, relieved, and thankful for the immense commitment of frontline workers all across Oklahoma. 


This week we say goodbye to Chairman of the Department of Surgery, Dr. C. Anthony Howard. Appointed chairman in 2015, Dr. Howard helped build a diverse and world-class surgery department. We wish him luck in retirement, and he will be sincerely missed! 

Week of 1/4

Vascular Surgery held another round of virtual interviews for our fellowship program this past Friday. It was excellent getting an opportunity to meet the potential candidates. Our next round of interviews will take place Friday, January 15th via Zoom. 

Austin Carlisle, an Oklahoma State University Surgery Resident, will be doing an elective vascular surgery! We are excited to offer this opportunity for regional expansion of #VascularSurgery rotating on our service.

4th year student, Josuha Chitwood, is doing a Sub/I with vascular surgery. He's an excellent innovator with a bright future and we are thrilled to have him join the team!

Week of 12/14

This week, Vascular Surgery held an advanced simulation training, giving our staff and trainees hands-on experience with Peripheral Vascular, PE Clot Retrieval &  Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)!

Dr. Christopher Bibbio, Head of Foot and Ankle Surgery and the Assistant Director of the Foot and Ankle Deformity Correction and Orthoplastics Fellowship at the International Center for Limb Lengthening presented a lecture on how wound care and soft tissue reconstruction is often overlooked and can lead to unnecessary early amputation. He also delved into his expertise in muscle flaps and foot and ankle orthoplastics.

Week of 12/7

This past week, OU Vascular held its first virtual interview date for our vascular surgery fellowship program. Our next interview date will the this coming Friday, December 18th via Zoom. We are thrilled to meet the second round of candidates. If you are interested in learning more about our fellowship program, follow the link:

OU Vascular held its latest Virtual Grand Rounds with Dr. Christopher Bibbio of The International Center for Limb Lengthening.  Dr. Bibbio presented a lecture on foot and ankle orthoplastics, arguing that Wound care and soft tissue reconstruction is often overlooked or inadequately addressed, leading to unnecessary early amputation, associated morbidities and poor outcomes.

First Surgical Team in US to Perform Percutaneous AVF Creation

The OU vascular clinic is the first surgical team in the us to perform Percutaneous AVF Creation!

• 6Fr percutaneous system
• Local anesthesia vs. axillary block
• Proximal radial artery fistula
• Potential for early cannulation
• Low reintervention rates