On Saturday, June 24th, the Department of Surgery celebrated the graduation of one vascular surgery chief resident and two vascular surgery fellows.
Congratulations to Vascular Surgery Chief Resident Momodou Jammeh, MD, and Vascular Surgery Fellows Esmaeel Dadashzadeh, MD, and Gayan De Silva, MD.
Established in 2012, The Washington University Integrated Vascular Surgery Residency is a five year program which prepares trainees seeking to focus exclusively on vascular surgery for long and successful careers in the field. With world-class faculty and facilities, this program offers a wide range of training in the details of CT and MR imaging techniques, clinical experience in preoperative, operative, and postoperative care, and experience in both endovascular and open vascular procedures.
The Section of Vascular Surgery has been training top-notch vascular surgeons since the establishment of the Fellowship Program in 1986. This two year program offers graduates of general surgery residency programs an opportunity to specialize in vascular surgery under the mentorship of expert surgeons in a long legacy of vascular innovators.
Each of this year’s graduates will be moving on to faculty positions at esteemed institutions around the country.
Jammeh, originally from Gambia, earned his medical degree from Duke University School of Medicine in Durham, North Carolina. He will be joining the faculty in the Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee.
Dadashzadeh earned his medical degree from Wayne State University of Medicine Detroit, Michigan, and completed his residency at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He has been appointed to faculty at Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine in Roanoke.
Originally from Farmington, Michigan, De Silva earned his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine Cleveland, Ohio and is a graduate of the Washington University General Surgery Residency Program. He will be joining faculty at the Cleveland Clinic.
An intimate graduation ceremony was held for the graduates on the 24th at 801 Chophouse in Clayton. Friends, family, supporters and faculty gathered to celebrate the graduates, reflect on their time and dedication spent at Washington University, and congratulate them on taking the next step in their careers as premiere vascular surgeons. Program Director J. Westley Ohman, MD, sent the graduates off with words of appreciation and pride.
“Congratulations to Drs. Jammeh, Dadashzadeh and De Silva,” said Ohman. “Our trainees are an integral part of what makes our section and institution great. Today, you join the ranks of a long line of excellent vascular surgeons who got their start at Washington University. We are all so proud of what you have accomplished and look forward to all you will accomplish in the future.”