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Post-Graduate Training in Vascular & Endovascular Surgery Vascular Surgery Residents & Fellows

Vascular Surgery Residents & Fellows

Trainees in NYU Grossman School of Medicine’s Integrated Vascular Surgery Residency and Vascular Surgery Fellowship bring a wide range of academic and personal experiences to our programs.


Our five-year Integrated Vascular Surgery Residency prepares physicians to become vascular and endovascular surgeons.

Fifth-Year Residents

Chong Li, MD
Hometowns: Fort Lee, New Jersey; Henan China; Ehime Japan
Medical school: SUNY at Buffalo
Clinical interests: aortic reconstruction, complex endovascular repair, hybrid surgeries, carotid disease, surgical education, and global disparities in vascular surgery, including indications and outcomes

Clay Wiske, MD
Hometown: New Haven, Connecticut
Medical school: Brown University
Clinical interests: device development, cost effectiveness, acute kidney injury, endovascular arteriovenous fistula creation, and thoracic endovascular aortic repair

Third-Year Resident

Chukwuma Nwachukwu, MD
Hometown: Homer Glen, Illinois
Medical school: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Clinical interests: peripheral vascular disease, aortic disease, epidemiology, and data science

Second-Year Resident

Jason Zhang, MD
Hometown: Canton, Michigan
Medical school: University of Pennsylvania
Clinical interests: clinical outcomes research, limb salvage, complex endovascular aortic surgery, and trauma

First-Year Resident

Abhishek Rao, MD
Hometown: Newark, Delaware
Medical school: Columbia University
Clinical interests: medical device research, treatment of aortic dissection, and novel interventional cardiology


Our two-year Vascular Surgery Fellowship is for physicians who have completed a general surgery residency and who seek to specialize in vascular or endovascular surgery.

Second-Year Fellow

Furqan Muqri, MD
Hometown: Irvine, California
Medical school: UT Southwestern Medical School
Clinical interests: PAD and CLI, limb salvage, carotid disease, dialysis access, and venous disease

First-Year Fellow

Matthew Pergamo, MD
Hometown: New York, New York
Medical school: NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Clinical interests: peripheral artery disease and carotid atherosclerosis