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The Herbert Dardik Vascular Fellowship Program at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center

The Vascular Fellowship Program at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center began on July 1, 1978 and has continued to the present day marking three decades with the graduation of the 32nd fellow on June 30, 2008. The impetus to develop this program was based on the prominence that Vascular Surgery achieved at the Medical Center in the mid-70’s because of the clinical development of the umbilical vein graft. Prior to this innovation, amputation was often the only option for patients who required vascular reconstruction but who lacked suitable veins or in whom a prosthetic graft had failed or would predictably fail. The true value of the autologous saphenous vein was not appreciated at that time and it took the work of Drs. Leather and Karmody at Albany to catapult the in-situ operation into prominence and secondarily bring about the resurrection of the reverse saphenous vein. (More...

A Celebration and Reunion: Since 1978, the Vascular Fellowship Program at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center has trained an entire generation of world-class vascular surgeons. The 30th anniversary of the program was celebrated in June 2008 with an event that reunited past graduates who now practice vascular surgery around the world. During the celebration, it was announced that the program has been renamed The Herbert Dardik Vascular Fellowship Program in honor of its esteemed founder.