The Grand Rapids/Michigan State University Integrated Vascular Residency was initiated in July 2010. This five-year ACGME accredited residency program was designed to train medical students who desire to become board-certified vascular surgeons.
Our residents spend the majority of their time at the Fred and Lena Meijer Heart Center at Spectrum Health-Butterworth Campus, located in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan. Dr. Robert Cuff is the Program Director and he is assisted by 6 vascular surgeons, all fellowship trained. Each of the faculty trained at different programs bringing a diverse experience to the residency. Residents work closely with the faculty mentors and are assisted by a team of clinical nurses, general surgery residents and physician assistants. A large case experience, clinical research and a new simulation center contribute to a well-rounded experience and the opportunity to become a well-rounded, proficient vascular surgery specialist.