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Training sites

Vancouver General Hospital

VGH is the largest hospital in BC and second largest in Canada with more than 1000 beds. As a level 1 trauma centre, VGH hosts a variety of tertiary services to adult patients with close to half of the patients being referred from outside the Greater Vancouver Area. With 7 staff vascular surgeons, state of the art hybrid OR and dedicated vascular step-down unit, VGH is the main training site for UBC vascular residents.

St. Paul's Hospital

Founded in 1894, SPH is the oldest institution in the Providence Health Care authority with more than 400 beds. SPH hosts the largest provincial dialysis program and therefore the busiest dialysis access team. The 3 staff vascular surgeons work closely with interventional radiologists to train residents in both open and endovascular therapies. The unique radiofrequency ablation program provides residents a full spectrum of vascular care.

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Kelowna General Hospital

KGH is one of the largest hospitals in Western Canada housing more than 700 beds. It has the only cardiac and angioplasty site outside of the lower mainland and Vancouver Island. The 4 staff vascular surgeons work closely together performing a wide range of open and endovascular treatments from head to toe in their dedicated hybrid OR suite.

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Royal Jubilee Hospital

As the only vascular centre on Vancouver Island, this 500-bed hospital receives referrals from coastal BC and Yukon. The 4 staff vascular surgeons offer all spectrums of open and endovascular therapy as well as venous treatments. It has one of the highest volumes of carotid operations in Canada.

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