Research is required during the vascular surgical residency training program. Time is provided to work on clinical research under the direction of the faculty members. All faculty members in the department are interested in participating in research. The resident’s involvement in various projects will generally mirror the interests of the faculty. All travel required to present papers at state, regional, and national meetings, will be paid for by the department.

In addition to the above, provisions are made to allow each vascular resident to attend at least one national vascular meeting each year.

The Greenville Health System has a research affiliation with Clemson University, located 20 miles from Greenville, where a separate section of vascular research has been established within the Department of Bioengineering. The Vascular Surgery Research Group is led by a vascular surgery faculty member and a full-time Ph.D. with an interest in basic science and vascular engineering research. The Vascular Surgery Research Group through Clemson offers a Ph.D. and master’s program in vascular engineering.