Interview Dates: 2- and 3- Year Programs


Thoracic Surgery Residency Program Interview Dates: 2- and 3-Year Programs

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Albany Medical Center Hospital
Allegheny General Hospital
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center 
Duke University
Emory University
Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners
Indiana University
The Johns Hopkins University
Loma Linda University
Loyola University Medical Center
Massachusetts General Hospital
Mayo Clinic
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center/New York Presbyterian Hospital
Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Mount Sinai Medical Center
New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medical Center
New York University Langone Medical Center
Northwestern University
Ochsner Clinic Foundation
The Ohio State University
Oregon Health & Science University
Penn State Health M.S. Hershey Medical Center
Rush University
Stanford University
Temple University Hospital
Texas Heart Institute/Baylor College of Medicine
University of Arizona
UC Davis Medical Center
University of California Los Angeles
University of California San Diego
University of California San Francisco
University of Chicago
University of Cincinnati
University of Colorado
University of Louisville
University of Michigan
University of Minnesota
University of Mississippi
University of Nebraska Medical Center
University of Pittsburgh
University of Rochester
Medical University of South Carolina
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center/University of Texas Medical School at Houston
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
University of Utah
University of Virginia
University of Washington
University of Wisconsin Hospital & Clinics
Vanderbilt University
Washington University
Yale New Haven Medical Center


Program
Albany Medical Center Hospital
Cardiothoracic Surgery
Albany, NY

Contact Information
Veronica Bennett
Residency Coordinator
Phone: 518-262-4880
E-mail:  bennetv@mail.amc.edu
Website: www.amc.edu/academic/gme/programs/cardiothoracicsurgery/index.cfm
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Program
Allegheny General Hospital
Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Pittsburgh, PA

Narrative
We will hold a Welcome Reception the evening prior to each interview day. Our interviews will conclude by lunchtime. This will allow applicants invited to interview with another program the opportunity to depart in time.

Interview Dates
February 17, 2017
March 31, 2017

Interview Location
Allegheny General Hospital
Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
14th Floor South Tower
320 East North Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Contact Information
Megan Zrimsek
Program Coordinator
Phone: 412-359-3836
E-mail:  megan.zrimsek@ahn.org
Website: www.ahn.org
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Program
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Cardiothoracic Surgery
Boston, MA

Narrative
With four full-time adult cardiac surgeons and four general thoracic surgeons at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, the varieties of operations include:

  • VATS lobectomy and minimally invasive esophagectomy (MIE)
  • Tracheal resection and tracheobronchoplasty
  • Minimally invasive and “off-bypass” coronary revascularizations
  • Aortic homografts
  • Aortic root operations
  • Exposure to advanced bronchoscopy (e.g. EBUS, stents, rigid, crotherapy)
  • Other major aortic procedures

Teaching by outstanding Harvard Medical School faculty enables the resident to become proficient in the operative and perioperative care of patients. Progress toward technical proficiency is evaluated at multiple points during the residency. Multiple educational sessions occur throughout the week on each service, including preoperative case conference, core curriculum conference, professor rounds, clinical case conference and cardiac catheterization conference. In addition, monthly journal clubs and multidisciplinary airway conferences are held. Participation in the Harvard Combined Cardiothoracic Conference is mandatory.

Our two-year program consists of:

  • Six months of general thoracic surgery at BIDMC
  • Nine months of adult cardiac surgery at BIDMC
  • Two months of pediatric cardiac surgery at Boston Children’s Hospital
  • Seven months of adult cardiothoracic surgery at BIDMC — a chief resident experience on the adult cardiac surgery or general thoracic surgery service, a flexible designation depending on the trainee’s career goals.

General Thoracic Surgery
The first six-month block of the first year is composed of General Thoracic Surgery.

  • Participation in the preoperative, operative and postoperative care of all patients, with the trainee serving as chief resident of service.
  • Gradually increased operative autonomy, including complex minimally invasive pulmonary and esophageal operations, complex airway surgery and surgical treatment of airway disease.
  • Participation in the weekly Multidisciplinary Thoracic Clinic, followed by a conference at which thoracic surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, pulmonologists and thoracic radiologists discuss the patients seen earlier in the day.
  • Close collaboration with Interventional Pulmonology, including a two-week rotation learning EBUS, rigid bronchoscopy with advanced endoscopic intervention, pleural ultrasound, and minimally invasive pleural interventions.

Adult Cardiac Surgery
The second six-month block of the first year and beginning of the second year is composed of Adult Cardiac Surgery.

Exposure to:

  • Coronary revascularization
  • Valve repair and replacement
  • Aortic surgery and repair of congenital defects seen in adult patients
  • Repair of atrial septic defects
  • Participation in preoperative, operative and postoperative care
  • Residents are involved in the operative care at an early stage, but only at a time when the attending surgeon feels comfortable allowing the resident to perform an active role
  • Training in transesophageal echocardiography

Boston Children’s Hospital
During the second year, in a two-month block, the resident is at Boston Children’s Hospital, where the resident is exposed to congenital cardiac surgery in infants, adolescents and young adult surgery. Pediatric cardiac surgery is an integral component of the specialty.

Adult Cardiothoracic Surgery
During the second half of year two, in a seven-month block, the resident spends time on the Adult Cardiac Surgery or General Thoracic Surgery service. This will be dependent on the individual resident’s eventual career focus and exposure to that point. The resident functions as the chief resident on either service.

Interview Dates
March 4, 2017
April 1, 2017

Interview Location
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
110 Francis Street
Boston, MA 02215

Contact Information
Lauren DiVincenzo
Fellowship Program Coordinator
Phone: 617-632-9515
E-mail: ldivince@bidmc.harvard.edu
Website: http://www.bidmc.org/Medical-Education/Departments/SurgicalEducation/Training-Programs/Cardiac-Surgery/Cardiothoracic-Surgery-Residency.aspx
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Program
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Cardiothoracic Surgery
Boston, MA

Narrative
The format for the Interview days begins with a welcome reception on Friday evening, followed by the Interview Day on Saturday. The Interview Day begins with a breakfast during the early morning check-in time, followed by an orientation session with the Division Chiefs and Program Directors. Afterwards, each candidate will meet with groups consisting of four to five faculty members in each room. Cardiothoracic Surgery Residents and Fellows  will be on hand throughout to visit with applicants and conduct hospital tours. The interview sessions conclude with a buffet luncheon attended by all candidates, faculty, and Cardiothoracic Surgery Residents and Fellows. For the purpose of making travel arrangements, applicants may anticipate being finished with all interview and tour activities by 4 p.m

Interview Date
April 1, 2017

Interview Location
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
75 Francis Street
Boston, MA 02115

Contact Information
Sasha A. Smith
Program Coordinator
Phone: 617-525-9385
E-mail: sasmith2@partners.org
Website: http://www.brighamandwomens.org/Departments_and_Services/surgery/medical_professionals/surged/Medical_Professionals/Cardiothoracic.aspx?sub=3
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Program
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Los Angeles, CA

Narrative
The Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Thoracic Surgery Residency program offers the trainee a full array of opportunities in the treatment of adult and pediatric cardiac and thoracic diseases. This highly recognized non-profit private academic medical center has trained numerous motivated young surgeons who have gone on to a successful academic or private practice throughout the world. The programs mission is to provide the resident with the skills and experience needed for full Board qualification. The trainee will work under the mentorship of seven board certified Cardiothoracic Surgeons with varied specialties such as minimally invasive approaches, robotic and video assist, coronary artery bypass, repair/replacement of the cardiac valves including the Ross Operation, valve sparing and complex mitral valve repair techniques, repair/replacement of the thoracic aorta including endovascular repair, congenital heart procedures, arrhythmia surgery, heart and lung transplantation and ventricular assist device placement. The trainee will have the opportunity to lead or collaborate on research projects in their area of interest with the intent of peer review journal publication.

Interview Dates
March 10, 2017
March 28, 2017

Interview Location
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, AHSP Building
Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
127 S. San Vincente Blvd., Suite A3100
Los Angeles, CA 90048

Contact Information
Bridget Frommel
Residency Program Coordinator
E-mail:   frommelb@cshs.org
Phone: 310-423-2766
Website: www.csms.edu
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Program
Duke University Medical Center
Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Durham, NC

Narrative
The Training Program in Thoracic Surgery at Duke University Medical Center is designed to develop academic cardiothoracic surgeons. At the completion of the program, residents will demonstrate proficiency in all clinical aspects of cardiothoracic surgery and will have extensive experience and training in clinical research.

The training program, a 3-year program with 3 residents at each training level, provides for progressive responsibility and a balanced exposure to adult cardiac surgery, congenital cardiac surgery, and general thoracic surgery. The philosophy of the training program is predicated on the mentorship system, where each resident rotates on a service with 2-3 faculty members for 4 months, providing consistent, sustained relationships. Unique to our program, there are 2 VA hospital rotations, one in Durham and one in Asheville, where autonomy is optimized.

Interview Dates
March 3-4, 2017
April 1, 2017
April 14-15, 2017

Interview Location
10 Duke Medicine Circle
Durham, NC 27710

Contact Information
Caitlin Dickerson
Program Coordinator
Phone: 919-613-5069
E-mail: caitlin.dickerson@duke.edu
Website: http://cardiothoracic.surgery.duke.edu/education-and-training/residency-programs
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Program
Emory University
Cardiothoracic Surgery
Atlanta, GA

Interview Dates
December 1, 2016
January 5, 2017

Interview Location
550 Peachtree Street NE, 6th Floor Medical Office Tower
Atlanta, GA 30308

Contact Information
Mallory Scott
Cardiothoracic Surgery Training Programs Manager
 Phone:  404-778-4038
E-mail: mallory.scott@emoryhealthcare.org
Website: http://www.surgery.emory.edu/training/ct-surgery-residency-fellowships/index.html
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Program
Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners
Cardiothoracic Fellowship
Grand Rapids, MI

Narrative
We are pleased to introduce the Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners (GRMEP)/Michigan State University (MSU) Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship Program at Spectrum Health Frederik Meijer Heart & Vascular Institute in Grand Rapids, Michigan. We are committed to providing the best academic and clinical training program for our fellows. This two-year Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) program prepares our physicians for certification by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery.

Our passion is teaching and the entire program is designed with the fellow in mind. Fellows will train at the largest medical center in West Michigan, which is affiliated with MSU’s College of Human Medicine. As a fellow in our program, you will pursue your passions in clinical and academic cardiac and general thoracic surgery. Additionally as a fellow, you will have research opportunities to engage in, with exposure to innovative clinical and translational research studies on a national level.

Spectrum Health is a nationally recognized, high-quality center with high clinical volume that utilizes innovative surgical procedures and advanced techniques, reassuring patients they are receiving the best clinical care possible from some of the most experienced and skilled surgeons in the world. We have amongst the highest clinical volumes in the state of Michigan for LVAD, TAVR and valvular and coronary surgery. Our tremendous procedural volumes enable our fellows to be exposed to complex adult and congenital cases while maintaining the highest-quality outcomes and an exceptional patient experience.

We provided a dynamic conference series focusing on the educational needs of fellows, attending physicians, residents, medical students and staff. Fellows will also have the opportunity to be part of our quality improvement programs, internal and external lecture series with international experts, and cardiovascular-based journal clubs, along with participating in and leading educational conferences.

The goal of the cardiothoracic surgery faculty is to make your fellowship training the best in the country. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions.

Interview Dates
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 (dinner Tuesday, January 17)
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 (dinner Tuesday, February 21)

Interview Location
Meijer Heart Center (located in Spectrum Health)
100 Michigan Street
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Contact Information
Angela Schuett
Program Coordinator
Phone: (616) 732-6287
E-mail: angela.schuett@grmep.org
Website: www.grmep.org
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Program
Indiana University
Cardiothoracic Surgery
Indianapolis, IN

Narrative
Cardiothoracic Surgery Residents and Fellows host a welcome dinner fro the candidates Tuesday evening, followed by interview sessions with faculty members beginning Wednesday morning. Candidates arrive to the interview location for breakfast an orientation session given by the Program Directors. Immediately after, candidates meet individually with each of the faculty, followed by hospital/campus tour given by the Cardiothoracic Surgery Residents and Fellows.  We close our interview day with lunch and departure to accommodate travel arrangements.

Interview Dates
March 8, 2017
March 22, 2017

Interview Location
545 Barnhill Drive, Emerson Hall 215
Indianapolis, IN 46202

Contact Information
Cherron Jones
Program Coordinator
Phone: 317-274-7105
E-mail: jones562@iupui.edu
Website: www.medicine.iu.edu
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Program
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Baltimore, MD

Interview Dates
February 17 & 18, 2017
March 24 & 25, 2017
March 31, 2017
April 1, 2017

Interview Location
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
1800 Orleans Street, Zayed 7th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21287

Contact Information
Donna Riley
Residency Program Coordinator
Phone: 410-955-2979, x. 3
E-mail: donna.riley@jhmi.edu
Website: http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/heart_vascular_institute/education/cardiac-surgery-training.html
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Program
Loma Linda University Medical Center
Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Loma Linda, CA

Narrative
The Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency Training Program at Loma Linda University Medical Center has a proven 44-year track record of training skilled competent professionals who are able to practice independently at the end of their training. The 3yr program with 1 resident at each training level, provides for progressive responsibility and a balance exposure to adult cardiac surgery, congenital cardiac surgery, and general thoracic surgery. Our goal is to provide our residents with broad based and balanced training in cardiothoracic surgery. All applicants must have graduated
from a 5 year ACGME accredited General Surgery Residency. Required Documents: CV, Personal Statement, 3 LORs (one must be from the Program Director), USMLE/COMLEX scores, and ABSITE Scores.

Interview Dates
March 9, 2017
April 6, 2017

Interview Location

Loma Linda University
11175 Campus Street, CP21101
Loma Linda, CA 92354

Contact Information
Maria Riley
Program Coordinator
Phone: 909-558-4354
E-mail:  mriley@llu.edu
Website: http://lomalindahealth.org/medical-center/our-services/cardiothoracic-surgery/overview/index.page
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Program
Loyola University Medical Center
Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Maywood, IL

Interview Dates

Interview Location
Loyola University Medical Center
2160 First Avenue
EMS (110) Building, Suite 6253
Maywood, IL 60153

Contact Information
Julia Baker
Program Coordinator
Phone: 708-327-2437
E-mail:   JULBAKER@lumc.edu
Website: http://www.loyolacardiovascularthoracic.com/index.html
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Program
Massachusetts General Hospital
Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery
Boston, MA

Narrative
The Massachusetts General Hospital has a long tradition of training leaders in the field of cardiothoracic surgery. Under the direction of Dr. Douglas Mathisen, Chief of Thoracic Surgery and Thoracic Surgery Residency Program Director, Dr. Thoralf Sundt, III, Chief of Cardiac Surgery and Associate Program Director and Dr. Cameron Wright, Associate Program Director, the MGH cardiothoracic program offers an unparalleled experience in cardiac surgery, congenital heart and general thoracic surgery.

The Massachusetts General Hospital is the oldest and largest hospital in New England with over 1,000 beds. MGH has been recognized as a top performing hospital in the country and ranked #1 several times. The cardiac service at MGH has five operating rooms with one a dedicated hybrid room with full fluoroscopy capacities. The thoracic service has four dedicated operating rooms, all with up-to-date video and interventional technology. The congenital cardiac component of the program takes place at Boston Children’s Hospital in one of the leading Children’s Hospital in the U.S. and a top ranked cardiac surgery program.

One of the established tenets of the MGH program is to separate cardiac and thoracic surgery as distinct teaching units sharply focus a resident’s education on a particular service. This permits the residents to devote their efforts entirely to a particular area of the specialty, taught by individuals completely dedicated to the field. It is the program’s goal to produce residents who are versed in all the contemporary aspects of both cardiac and thoracic surgery and equipped by training and experience to commence practice in either or both fields at a sophisticated level. The residency program is two and one half years in duration.

There are three training positions. One position is dedicated to cardiac and one to thoracic track residents. The third position is classified as a cardiothoracic position and could accommodate either a cardiac or thoracic track resident. This year, there are two positions available for graduates of a five-year general surgical training program accredited either by the ACGME or the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. In the first part of the training program, rotations are selected from the thoracic and cardiac services at MGH and Children’s Hospital with variation to match the resident’s particular interests. The second portion of the training program is divided between time as chief resident on thoracic surgery and chief resident on cardiac surgery. Each year, one resident will be afforded the opportunity as chief resident in cardiac surgery at Children’s Hospital. For thoracic track residents, there is a six-month elective time for away rotations with those individuals having a special interest in minimally invasive surgery, oncology or transplant. At the MGH there are elective one month rotations on interventional cardiology and medical/radiation oncology available, supplementing the training experience. Two one month vacations are provided.

The two services cover the entire spectrum of cardiothoracic surgery. The cardiac service does over 1,400 cases per year with busy subspecialty experiences in heart/lung transplant, ventricular assist devices/heart failure, transcatheter valves, and aortic surgery. The thoracic service performs over 2,000 cases and likewise has busy subspecialty experiences in airway surgery, minimally invasive pulmonary surgery and esophageal surgery, both benign and malignant. A wide variety of endobronchial therapies are performed including EBUS, navigational bronchoscopy and airway stenting. In addition, there are robust programs in robotics, pulmonary thromboendarterectomy and thoracic outlet surgery. The full spectrum of minimally invasive procedures is performed. Over 200 lobectomies per year are performed with over 2/3 being done by VATS. Over 120 esophageal cases are done per year with ½ being done by minimally invasive techniques.

Outside of the clinical sphere, the MGH cardiothoracic residency boasts a strong simulation program, cardiopulmonary bypass course, didactic curriculum and case conferences,. There are two visiting professorships, an annual postgraduate course in thoracic surgery and many invited speakers during the year. The residents attend one annual meeting of the STS or AATS and other smaller conferences. First year residents are offered to attend board review courses for general surgery and thoracic surgery to prepare for these exams and expand their knowledge base. We believe the training program is comprehensive and prepares the resident for the practice of contemporary cardiothoracic surgery without the need for additional fellowship training. There is a strong commitment to finding jobs for all the trainees, and we have been successful in accomplishing this goal.

The full-day interview will begin with breakfast, a formal orientation and overview of the program by Dr. Mathisen, Dr. Sundt and members of the cardiothoracic staff. Following the presentations, candidates will meet with the Program Director and Associate Program Directors, and participate in group interviews with cardiac and thoracic staff depending on candidate’s track selection. Current cardiothoracic residents will be available to meet with applicants and provide tours of the hospital. A dinner with current residents and staff held on Friday evening.

Interview Dates
Friday, March 31, 2017
Saturday April 1, 2017

Interview Location
Massachusetts General Hospital
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114

Contact Information
Danielle Abraham
Education Program Coordinator
Phone: (617) 726-2107
E-mail:  DEABRAHAM@PARTNERS.ORG
Website: http://www.massgeneral.org/thoracicsurgery/education/residency.aspx?id=60
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Program
Mayo Clinic
Thoracic and Cardiovascula Surgery
Rochester, MN

Narrative
Applicants are invited to a reception and dinner with the faculty and residents on Tuesday evening, April 7, at one of the local restaurants. Wednesday morning will begin with an overview of the program by the Program Director. Following overview with PD, applicants will interview with the program faculty members. Applicants will have an opportunity to interact with residents when not interviewing.  Residents will take applicants on an optional tour and luncheon following the interviews.  Applicants are free to schedule departing flights anytime after about 4:00 p.m.

Interview Date
Interview Location
Mayo Clinic Hospital, Saint Mary’s Campus
1216 Second Street, SW
Rochester, MN 55902

Contact information
Carla MacLean
Education Program Coordinator
Phone: (507) 255-7069
E-mail: cmaclean@mayo.edu
Website: http://www.mayo.edu/msgme
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Program
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC)/New York Presbyterian Hospital (NYPH)
Thoracic-Track Program
New York, NY

Narrative
Dr. Robert Ginsberg established this thoracic-track program twenty five years ago, with the intention to train the future leaders in general thoracic surgery.  This legacy continues on today under the leadership of Dr. David Jones, Chief of Service and Dr. James Huang, Program Director.  With the volume and breadth of operative cases, dedication to teaching, and structured didactic program, this program offers the trainee an intense and unparalleled experience.

This is a 2-year program and trainees spend 15 months in general thoracic surgery, and 9 months in cardiac surgery next door at New York Presbyterian Hospital.  Two to three of the 15 months are allotted as elective time during which trainees may spend at any Accredited program of their choice to complement their experience at MSKCC.

Candidates are invited to join us for a casual welcome reception and dinner on the evening (Thursday, April 6) prior to the interview day.  On the day of the interview (Friday, April 7), candidates will have the opportunity to sit in our Services Conference and Tumor Board, followed by an overview of the program, prior to the interviews.  The interview day should conclude by 5pm, and breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Please note that this Memorial Thoracic-Track position is distinct and separate from the New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Thoracic Track position, and carries a separate NRMP code for the Memorial position. The Memorial Thoracic-Track NRMP code is 1466460F0.

Interview Date
Friday, April 7, 2017

Interview Location
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
1275 York Avenue
New York, NY 10065

Contact Information
Rasha Jadalhack
Education Program Manager
Phone: 212-639-7537
E-mail:  surgedcoord@mskcc.org
Website: http://www.mskcc.org/education/fellowships/surgery/thoracic-surgery
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Program
Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
Bronx, NY

Narrative
Applicants will have the opportunity to meet with each member of our faculty and visit the facility in a single day program. The schedule will begin at 7:00am at our monthly educational conference, followed by a continental breakfast and presentation. After the presentation, we will begin the interviews with our attending staff.  At lunch, there will be additional time to speak further with faculty as well as current residents in an informal atmosphere. Following lunch, the residents will lead a tour and be available for questions without faculty present.

The evening prior to the interview, an informal meeting with the faculty and current residents is held at a Manhattan restaurant. Opportunities to meet and interview with faculty members in an area of your potential interest will be accommodated. Please note if you have any special areas of interest when scheduling your interview (i.e. Transplant/Mechanical assistance, thoracic, pediatric, minimally invasive surgery,etc.).

Interview Dates
February 3, 2017
March 3, 2017

Interview Location
Medical Arts Pavilion
3400 Bainbridge Avenue., 5th Floor
Bronx, NY 10467

Contact Information
Rosa Peguero
Residency Program Administrator
Phone: 718-920-5381
E-mail:  RPEGUERO@montefiore.org
Website: www.montefiore.org
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Program
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital
Cardiothoracic Surgery
New York, NY

Narrative
Accepting applications on ERAS. Please contact the program coordinator for more information.

Interview Dates

Interview Location
Mount Sinai Medical Center
Division of Thoracic Surgery
1190 Fifth Avenue (corner of 101st Street)
New York, NY 10029

Contact Information
LaVerne Powell
Residency Program Coordinator
Phone: 212-659-6864
E-mail: LaVerne.Powell@mountsinai.org
Website: http://www.mssm.edu/departments-and-institutes/cardiothoracic-surgery/programs-and-services/cardiothoracic-surgery-residency
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Program
New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medical Center
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
New York, NY

Narrative
 The interview process begins at approximately 8:30 a.m. on Saturday morning with breakfast and opening statements from Dr. Karl Krieger, Program Director, Dr. Leonard N. Girardi, Chairman and Dr. James Huang, Program Director of Thoracic Surgery at Memorial Sloan Kettering (combined programs).  Residents will be provided with a folder which includes a program description along with their individual agendas for the day.  Each candidate is interviewed by at least 3 NYPH/WMC and MSKCC attendings.  In between interviews, candidates will have the opportunity to ask questions about the program from current fellows.  At conclusion, a tour of both sites, NYPH/WMC and Memorial Sloan Kettering, is conducted by the current fellows and lunch is served.

Every other year on the odd year in addition to our cardiac track spot, we are offering an NRMP certified thoracic spot under the direction of Dr. Nasser K. Altorki at New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medical Center.  This 12/12 thoracic track program is based at WCMC and will include 12 months of thoracic only exposure, (9 months at WCMC and 3 months at MSKCC).  The remainder will be 12 months of cardiac training at WCMC.  Our cardiac track will continue to be the same, 3 months of thoracic training at Cornell, 3 months at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and 18 months of cardiac exposure at Cornell.

The Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center thoracic option is the traditional thoracic track based at MSKCC which includes 15 months of thoracic only training at MSKCC and 9 months of cardiac only training at Cornell.

There will be a separate NRMP code for each of the three tracks.  Applicants may apply to any of the three tracks, Weill Cornell and Memorial Sloan Kettering programs, and rank the NRMP codes separately.

Interview Dates
Saturday, March 4, 2017
Saturday, April 1, 2017
 
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nterview Location
New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medical Center
525 East 68th Street, Room M404
New York, NY 10065

Contact Information
Jeannette Torres
Residency Coordinator
Phone: 212-746-5174
E-mail: jtorres@med.cornell.edu
Website: www.cornellheartsurgery.org
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Program
New York University Langone Medical Center
Cardiothoracic Surgery
New York, NY

Narrative
The interview process begins with a Welcoming dinner with our current residents on the Friday night prior to the interview day.  The Saturday interview day begins at 9:00 a.m. The day will conclude at approximately 2:00 p.m. Applicants can book an afternoon return flight with departures as early as 4:00 p.m.

Interview Date
March 18, 2016

Interview Location
NYU Langone Medical Center
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
530 First Avenue, Suite 9V
New York NY 10016

Contact Information
Ellen R. Cherrick
Administrator
Phone: 212-263-3277
E-mail: ellen.cherrick@nyumc.org
Website: http://www.med.nyu.edu/cardiac-surgery/residencyfellowship
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Program
Northwestern Medicine
Division of Cardiac Surgery / Division of Thoracic Surgery
Chicago, IL

Interview Location
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
201 E. Huron Street
Chicago, Illinois 60611

Contact Information
Jason Griggs

Education Coordinator
Phone: 312-695-9726
E-mail: jason.griggs@nm.org
Website: http://www.surgery.northwestern.edu/
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Program
Ochsner Clinic Foundation
Thoracic Surgery
New Orleans, LA

Interview Dates
Saturday, March 11, 2017
Saturday, March 25, 2017

Interview Location
1514 Jefferson Highway
New Orleans, LA

Contact Information
Kris Caccioppi
Sr. Education Program Manager
Phone: 504-842-4985
E-mail: kcaccioppi@ochsner.org
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Program
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Divisions of Cardiac & Thoracic Surgery
Columbus, OH

Narrative
Our interview process begins with an informal reception with program faculty and residents on Wednesday evening. Thursday morning candidates will accompany residents and faculty to educational conferences and then interviews will begin with the Program Director and other members of faculty participating in the Fellowship selection process.  After interviews, candidates will receive a tour of the OSUWMC campus and then lunch will be served with candidates and all available faculty and fellows.

Interview Dates
February 15/16, 2017
February 22/23, 2017
March 29/30, 2017
April 12/13, 2017

Interview Location
Wexner Medical Center
N843 Doan Hall, 410 West 10th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210

Contact Information
Corey F. Ferguson
Program Coordinator
Phone: 614-293-0333
E-mail: corey.ferguson@osumc.edu
Website: http://surgery.osu.edu/cardiac/education/
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Program
Oregon Health & Science University
Cardiothoracic Surgery
Portland, OR

Interview Dates

Interview Location
Oregon Health & Science University
Mackenzie Hall, 3rd Floor
3181 W. Sam Jackson Park Road
Portland, OR 97239

Contact Information
Jill Rose
Program Coordinator
Phone: 503-494-4196
E-mail: roseji@ohsu.edu
Website: http://www.ohsu.edu/ohsuedu/academic/som/surgery/divisions/cardiothoracic-surgery/TrainingPrograms/residencyoverview.cfm
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Program
Penn State Health M.S. Hershey Medical Center
Cardiothoracic Surgery
Hershey, PA

Narrative
The Penn State Health Thoracic Surgery Residency is a comprehensive two-year ACGME-accredited fellowship program. The ten cardiothoracic surgery faculty run two busy services: one that covers the gamut of adult cardiac and thoracic surgery procedures and one the offers broad exposure to congenital cardiac surgery.  The first year focuses on pediatric cardiothoracic surgery then general thoracic surgery, including open, minimally invasive (VATS and robotic), and endoscopic interventions for malignant and benign lung, esophageal, mediastinal, tracheal, chest wall, pleural, and diaphragmatic disorders. The second year concentrates on adult cardiac surgery including heart failure surgery, valvular surgery, aortic surgery, CABG, endovascular interventions, and cardiac transplantation. Trainees can expect to perform at least 350 operations as primary surgeon. They can also participate in an extensive ventricular assist device and artificial heart program if so inclined. In the Penn State Heart and Vascular Institute, the opportunity to experience other cutting edge treatment modalities is encouraged.

Interview Dates
February 8, 2017
March 1, 2017

Interview Location
500 University Drive
Hershey, PA 17033

Contact Information
Jill Hartman
Program Coordinator
Phone: 717-531-5429
E-mail: jhartman3@hmc.psu.edu
Website: www.pennstatehershey.org/web/thoracic/education/fellowship
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Program
Rush University
Chicago, IL

Contact Information
Nadia Pacha
Program Coordinator
Phone: (312) 563-6672
E-Mail:  Nadia_Pacha@rush.edu
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Program
Stanford University
Thoracic Surgery, General Thoracic Track
Palo Alto, CA

Narrative
The General Thoracic Track Program lasts two years and begins after successful completion of a five-year surgery training program. Application is made during the fall of the fourth clinical year of surgery training. The program is designed to train individuals in all areas of clinical thoracic surgery as well as to involve residents in clinical research in thoracic surgery. It is expected that the trainee will obtain sufficient operative experience in general thoracic surgery to receive the ABTS certification via the “General Thoracic Surgery Pathway.”

Residents will spend approximately twelve months of their training on thoracic surgery rotations, approximately ten months on cardiac surgery rotations, and approximately two months in thoracic transplantation. There will be some flexibility to alter this basic plan according to resident interest. Ten of the twelve general thoracic months are planned to be at Stanford Hospital, with two months at Cedars Sinai Medical Center working with Rob McKenna. There may also be a possibility for additional general thoracic experience at the VA Palo Alto Healthcare System. The cardiac surgery rotations will be approximately equally split between Kaiser Santa Clara and Stanford Hospital, and the transplant rotation will be at Stanford.

Residents will be exposed to all areas of clinical general thoracic surgery, including both benign and malignant diseases. Both knowledge base and technical expertise will be developed. In addition to basic procedures, such as “open” lobectomy, esophagectomy, thymectomy, sympathectomy, etc., trainees will have extensive exposure to advanced procedures that are performed in only a handful of centers nationally. These procedures include: sleeve lobectomy, VATS (thoracoscopic) lobectomy, minimally invasive (thoracoscopic/laparoscopic) esophagectomy, anterior approaches to Pancoast tumors, lung volume reduction surgery, transcervical thymectomy, laparoscopic Nissen and paraesophageal hernia repair, lung transplantation, etc. It is expected that residents will finish the program with complete, independent facility in the cognitive and technical aspects of performing all of these procedures.

Interview Date

Interview Location
Stanford University
Falk CRVB, 2nd Floor
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305-5407

Contact Information
Stephanie Harrington
Fellowship Coordinator
Phone: 650-721-2552
E-mail: scunanan@stanford.edu
Website: www.thoracicsurgery.stanford.edu
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Program
Temple University Hospital
Thoracic Surgery/Department of Surgery
Philadelphia, PA

Narrative
The requirements for applying for the 2 year Thoracic Surgery Fellowship Program includes two years of thoracic surgery education preceded by a successfully completed surgery residency accredited by ACGME or by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.  Applications are accepted through ERAS.

Interview Dates
February 24, 2017
March 9, 2017

Interview Location
3401 N. Broad Street
Parkinson Pavilion – Zone C, Suite 450
Philadelphia, PA 10140

Contact Information
Tiffany Copeland
Program Coordinator
Phone: (215) 707-7032
E-mail: tiffany.copeland@tuhs.temple.edu
Website: http://www.temple.edu/medicine/departments_centers/clinical_departments/surgery_cardiovascular.htm
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Program
Texas Heart Institute/Baylor College of Medicine at St. Luke’s Hospital
Thoracic Surgery
Houston, TX

Narrative
The Texas Heart Institute/Baylor College of Medicine Thoracic Surgery Residency Program is a three-year program that accepts four residents annually.

The program’s core values are integrity, respect for the individual, continuous commitment to excellence, dedication to discovery/innovation, and fostering leadership through education and teaching.  These values are expressed through a program providing comprehensive training in adult and pediatric thoracic and cardiac surgery in an environment that stresses clinical excellence, clinical and basic research, and teaching as long-term goals for graduates.  To be eligible to apply, candidates must have successfully completed five years of an accredited General Surgery Residency Program and be eligible for examination by the American Board of Surgery.

The Texas Heart Institute/Baylor College of Medicine Thoracic Surgery Residency Program provides thorough training in all aspects of pre-operative and post-operative care to patients with pathological conditions within the chest.  These include coronary artery disease, valvular heart disease, diseases of the aorta and great vessels, heart failure, lung failure, lung cancer, emphysema, disorders of the trachea and airways, esophageal disease (benign and malignant), and disorders of the mediastinum.  A large and growing program in congenital heart surgery at Texas Children’s Hospital also provides thoracic residents significant experience treating congenital heart disease. Other clinical rotations include renowned institutions: University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center/University of Texas Medical School at Houston; Harris County Hospital District/Ben Taub General Hospital; Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Administration Hospital; and Texas Heart Institute at St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital.

The program emphasizes the central role of the residents in the management of thoracic surgical patients. It strives to impart core values as lifelong goals for the residents and seeks to help them become educators for life.  In recognizing the relatively senior status and long clinical experience of the thoracic residents – and the highly competitive nature of the selection process for this program – residents are viewed as colleagues as well as students, and it is considered a privilege to work with them.  Residents obtain a large and diverse clinical experience of decision-making and hands-on operation experience.

Interview Dates
February 27, 2017
March 6, 2017

Interview Location
Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center
6770 Bertner Avenue
Houston, TX 77030

Contact Information
Jaye Chambers
Program Coordinator
Phone: 713-798-6078
E-mail:   jaye.chambers@bcm.edu
Website: http://www.bcm.edu/surgery/residencies
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Program
University of Arizona
Thoracic Surgery Residency Program
Cardiothoracic Surgery
Tucson, AZ

Narrative
The University of Arizona’s Banner University Medical Center (BUMC-T) is a 365-bed tertiary medical center with 2 dedicated cardiothoracic surgery operating rooms, an adult cardiothoracic intensive care unit, and a pediatric intensive care unit.

The program matches one resident per year for a 2-year residency. The two residents alternate between the cardiac and thoracic surgery services.  There are no other surgical residents or trainees on either service to compete for cases. Six midlevel practitioners (ANPs or PAs) support the two services.

The Banner University Medical Center has active heart and lung transplant programs. The mechanical circulatory support program includes short- and long-term support devices (VAD and Total Artificial Heart). The hospital also has a Perfusion Sciences program (graduation 4 Perfusionists per year), an Artificial Heart Department, and an ECMO program with ECMO transport capability.  The CT Surgery residents are involved with all transplant and assist device cases.

University of Arizona Cancer Center is one of 41 comprehensive cancer centers in the nation, and the only NCI designated comprehensive cancer center in the state of Arizona. The thoracic surgery program performs all types of pulmonary and mediastinal resections, esophageal resections, operations for benign esophageal disease, tracheal resection and reconstruction for both benign and malignant disease. All of the most updated technologies in general thoracic surgery, including thoracoscopic (VATS) and robotic surgery, are performed at BUMC. The residents are involved in management and treatment of patients in a multi-disciplinary approach, working closely with clinicians in different disciplines, nurses, and scientists. The residents are given opportunity to be involved in both basic science and/or clinical research and are mentored by faculty members.

The CT Surgery resident currently rotates to our sister institution, Banner Cardon Children’s Hospital in Phoenix, for 2-3 months of congenital heart surgery experience.  This may change, as the congenital heart surgery is re-developed in Tucson at BUMC, potentially allowing the resident to stay in Tucson.

Each weekday begins with a didactic conference: Monday, Cardiology/CT Surgery catheterization conference; Tuesday, Thoracic Surgery Directors Association (TSDA) core curriculum, (and later multidisciplinary thoracic tumor board); Wednesday, CT Surgery Grand Rounds alternating with Morbidity/Mortality conference; Thursday, CT Surgery/Cardiology Heart Team difficult joint case conference; Friday, heart transplant selection and management conference. Brief ICU rounds follow conference before heading to the operating room each day.

The CT residents provides continuity of care by seeing most inpatient consults, and by seeing patients jointly with the attending in clinic pre- and post-op.

The CT residents have office space within the Division, which encourages frequent interaction.  Our approach is to invest time and effort in the residents to make each a competent, thoughtful, and independently operation CT surgeon upon graduating, whether in an academic or private setting.

The formal visits to our program consist of a casual meet and greet dinner with the Program Director, Associate Program Director, current Fellows, Program Coordinator and CT faculty the night prior to the interview day. This provides the applicants the chance to meet and understand the areas of interest for each of the faculty.

The interview day will start with a program overview and presentation by the Program Director at 7:30 a.m. Interviews will start promptly at 8:00 a.m. and conclude at 12:00 p.m. If time permits, the Chief fellow will give the applicants a tour of the facilities.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Interview Dates
Friday, February 17, 2017
Friday, March 17, 2017
Friday, March 24, 2017
Friday, March 31, 2017

Interview Location
Banner University Medical Center – Tucscon Campus
1501 N. Campbell Avenue, #4302
Tucson, AZ 85724

Contact Information
Melissa Landau
Program Coordinator, Sr.
Phone: 520-626-7951
E-mail:  mlandau@surgery.arizona.edu
Website: http://surgery.arizona.edu/residency/cardiothoracic-surgery
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Program
UC Davis Medical Center
Cardiothoracic Surgery/Department of Surgery
Sacramento, CA

Interview Dates

Interview Location
UC Davis Medical Center
2221 Stockton Boulevard, Room 2112
Sacramento, CA 95817

Contact Information
Marissa Hubbard
Residency Coordinator
Phone: 916-734-2726
E-mail:  mehubbard@ucdavis.edu
Website: http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/surgery/education/cardio.html
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Program
UCLA
Divisions of Cardiac & Thoracic Surgery
Los Angeles, CA

Interview Dates
March 3-4, 2017
March 24-25, 2017

Interview Location
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
787 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Contact Information
Desiree Valeriano
Program Coordinator
Phone: 310-825-6256
E-mail: DAcob@mednet.ucla.edu

Richard J. Shemin, MD
Program Director
E-mail: rshemin@mednet.ucla.edu
Website: http://surgery.ucla.edu/thoracic-surgery-residency
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Program
University of California San Diego
Cardiothoracic Surgery
La Jolla, CA

Narrative
The Cardiothoracic Surgery residency program at the University of California San Diego is designed to train surgeons to become leaders in the discipline of cardiothoracic surgery. Our program is designed to instill the knowledge, skills, clinical judgement, and attitudes necessary for our graduates to excel as cardiothoracic surgeons. To accomplish these objectives, we combine a fundamental education in adult and congenital cardiac and thoracic surgery with a rich exposure to clinical material.

Our residency program is two-year clinical program, divided into three busy services: 1) the UCSD Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center service, 2) the San Diego VA Medical Center service, and 3) the San Diego-Rady Children’s Hospital service. Each of our services has particular strengths and breadth of operative experience.  The residents devote their time to all aspects of cardiac and thoracic surgery.  They are involved in meeting and evaluating patients prior to surgery, working closely with the attending surgeon during the operation, and assisting with post-operative care as well.  At the conclusion of training, residents will be eligible for American Board of Thoracic Surgery Certification.

Program Director
Patricia Thistlethwaite, MD
Phone: 858-657-7777
Fax: 858-657-5058
E-mail: pthistlethwaite@ucsd.edu

Associate Program Director
Joelle Coletta, MD
Phone: 858-657-7777
Fax: 858-657-5058
E-mail: jcoletta@ucsd.edu

Interview Dates
Friday, March 10, 2017
Saturday, March 11, 2017

Interview Location
Altman Clinic and Translational Research Institute Building
9452 Medical Center Drive,
La Jolla, CA 92037

Contact Information
Veronica Felix-Navarro
Residency Program Coordinator
Phone: 858-657-7777
Fax: 858-657-5058
E-mail: vfelix@ucsd.edu
Website: http://ctsurgery.ucsd.edu
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Program
University of California, San Francisco
Division of Adult Cardiothoracic Surgery
San Francisco, CA

Interview Date

Interview Location
500 Parnassus Avenue, Box 0118
Room MUW405
San Francisco, CA 94143

Contact Information
Winder Cruz
Residency Coordinator
Phone: (415) 353-8196
E-mail: Winder.Cruz@ucsf.edu
Website: http://adultct.surgery.ucsf.edu/education—training/acgme-thoracic-surgery-residency.aspx
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Program
University of Chicago Medicine
Cardiothoracic Surgery
Chicago, IL

Narrative
 The Section of Cardiac & Thoracic Surgery at the University of Chicago Medicine is accepting applicants for its 3-year ACGME-approved residency in cardiothoracic surgery. We offer candidates experience in the full spectrum of cardiothoracic surgery services, including coronary artery surgery encompassing standard CABG as well as off pump and robotic procedures, valve repair/replacement, heart failure surgery, aortic surgery and endovascular procedures, thoracic oncology, benign thoracic diseases, heart and lung transplantation, and a strong emphasis on minimally invasive approaches.  Candidates will have exposure to both community hospital and academic medical center settings.

Interview Dates
February 4, 2017 (Dinner Reception, 2/3/2017)
March 4, 2017 (Dinner Reception 3/3/2017)

Interview Location
University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue, Suite E500
Chicago, Il 60637

Contact Information
Renee Pullara
Administrative Specialist and Residency Coordinator
Cardiothoracic Surgery
Phone: 773-702-5227
E-mail:   reneepullara@uchicago.edu
Website: http://surgery.uchicago.edu/specialties/cardiothoracic/education/
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Program
University of Cincinnati
Cardiothoracic Surgery
Cincinnati, Ohio

Interview Dates

Interview Location
University of Cincinnati Medical Center
231 Albert Sabin Way
Cincinnati, Ohio 4526

Contact Information
Andrea Anderson
Program Coordinator
Phone: 513-584-1387
E-mail: andrea.anderson@uc.edu
Website: http://surgery.uc.edu
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Program
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Aurora, CO

Narrative
We welcome applications to our 3-year traditional Thoracic Surgery Residency Program at the University of Colorado.  We will be interviewing to match two (2) Thoracic Surgery Resident positions for the 2017 appointment year.

Interview Dates
February 13, 2017
March 6, 2017

Interview Location
University of Colorado Hospital
 12631 E. 17th Avenue, Room 6602
Aurora, CO 80045

Contact Information
Linsey Kasper
Program Coordinator
Phone: 303-724-2801
E-mail:  linsey.kasper@ucdenver.edu
Website: http://medschool.ucdenver.edu/CardiothoracicSurgery
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Program
University of Louisville
Division of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Louisville, KY

Interview Location
University of Louisville
201 Abraham Flexner Way
Suite 1200
Louisville, KY

Contact Information
Gabrielle (Elle) Becker
Program Coordinator
Phone: 502-588-7601
E-mail:  elle.becker@ulp.org
Website: https://louisville.edu/medschool/heartsurgery/
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Program
University of Michigan
Departments of Cardiac Surgery and Surgery
Ann Arbor, MI

Narrative
We welcome applications to our 2-year traditional Thoracic Surgery Residency Program at the University of Michigan. We encourage all if possible to attend our night before event at the home of our program directors.

Interview Dates
March 4, 2017
April 22, 2017

Interview Location
University of Michigan
Frankel Cardiovascular Center
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
 5153 CVC
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Contact Information
Janice W. Davis
Education Director
Phone: 734-936-5733
E-mail: janiced@med.umich.edu
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Program
University of Minnesota
Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Minneapolis, MN

Narrative
We ask that our participants arrive early afternoon on Friday for a tour of all sites and interviewing with some of our faculty that afternoon. Our current fellows take the applicants out to dinner that evening with no faculty presence.

The applicants are our guests on Friday evening at a hotel on the University of Minnesota campus with interviewing to resume on Saturday morning. We interview 1:1 with all faculty for general thoracic, cardiothoracic, and pediatric cardiovascular surgery. Following lunch, the applicants will be free to spend time in Minneapolis or return to the airport.

Interview Dates

Interview Locations
Minneapolis VA Health Care System
One Veterans Drive
Minneapolis, MN 55417

Dwan Variety Club Cardiovascular Reserach Center
425 E. River Parkway
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Contact Information
Mitch Gmyrek
Program Coordinator
Phone: 612-524-4777
E-mail:  gmyre001@umn.edu
Website: http://www.surg.umn.edu/education-residency-fellowships/cardiothoracic-surgery-fellowship/index.htm
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Program
University of Mississippi Medical Center
Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Jackson, MS

Narrative
There will be a welcome dinner for candidates, faculty and residents the night before each interview day. The interview day will begin with a light breakfast and a program overview. The candidates will have individual interviews with each faculty. Lunch will be provided and the interview will conclude with a tour of the campus.

Interview Dates
February 9, 2017
March 2, 2017
March 23, 2017
April 20, 2017

Interview Location
University of Mississippi Medical Center
2500 North State Street
Jackson, MS 39216

Contact Information
Cathy J. Humphrey
Education Administrator
Phone: 601-984-6603
E-mail: cjhumphrey@umc.edu
Website: http://surgery.umc.edu/professionals/residency/cardiothoracic/index.html
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Program
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Cardiothoracic Surgery
Omaha, NE

Narrative
Applications for consideration must be received in ERAS no later than December 31, 2016. Candidates selected for interview will be notified in early January 2017 via email. Interview dates are planned for half-day sessions and filled on a first come first serve basis.

The Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University of Nebraska introduced a two-year independent cardiothoracic surgery residency program in 2015. The program is a fully accredited 2 year independent model program by the ACGME. Successful completion prepares our graduates to obtain certification by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery (ABTS).

At UNMC, we place an emphasis on progressive resident autotomy and responsibility during each year. The clinical curriculum includes balanced and comprehensive rotations in cardiac, thoracic and congenital surgery. We recognize that proficiency in minimally invasive approaches for mitral and aortic surgery, as well as a robust TAVR experience, are essential for the modern cardiac surgeon. Additionally residents gain experience in both VATS and robotic approaches in thoracic surgery. Innovative techniques and excellent patient outcomes are the mainstay of the congenital cardiac program. As the major VAD and ECMO center for the region, advanced heart failure therapies are another forte of the program.

This broad clinical exposure is then blended with a strong academic curriculum to complete a well-rounded training

Interview Dates
February 10, 2017
February 17, 2017
February 24, 2017

Interview Location
UNMC – Nebraska Medicine
4400 Emile Street
Omaha, NE 68198

Contact Information
Toni Harris
Program Coordinator
Phone: (402) 559-3007
E-mail: toni.harris@unmc.edu
Website: http://www.unmc.edu/surgery/residencies-fellowships/ctsurgery-residency/


Program
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Pittsburgh, PA

Narrative
The Traditional 2-year residency interviews will take place on Friday afternoon followed by an evening reception with Program faculty and current CT residents. Candidates and current CT residents will then  have dinner. All interview sessions include an introductory overview presented by the Program Director, Dr. James Luketich.

Interview Dates
February 24, 2017
March 31, 2017 

Interview Location
UPMC Presbyterian
Dept. of Cardiothoracic Surgery
 200 Lathrop Street, Suite C800
Pittsburgh, PA 15243

Contact Information
Christine Carey
Residency Coordinator
Phone: (412) 648-6359
E-mail: careycr@umpc.edu
Website: www.ctsurgery.pitt.edu
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Program
University of Rochester
Rochester, NY

Interview Location
University of Rochester Medical Center
601 Elmwood
Rochester, NY 14642

Contact Information
Rachel Zapata-Bermudez
Resident Coordinator
Phone: 585-275-1508
E-mail: rachel_zapata-bermudez@urmc.rochester.edu
Website: http://www.urmc.rochester.edu/surgery/education/residencies-fellowships/residency-cardiothoracic_integrated.cfm
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Program
Medical University of South Carolina
Cardiothoracic Surgery Division/Department of Surgery
Charleston, South Carolina

Narrative
Candidates should plan to arrive late afternoon on Friday.  The interview process begins with a welcome reception held on Friday evening.  While participation in the welcome reception is not mandatory, it is strongly encouraged, as it gives the applicant the opportunity to meet the faculty and residents on an informal basis.  The Saturday interview day begins at 7:00 a.m. with breakfast and ends with lunch with the residents at one of Charleston’s finest restaurants.  The day will conclude at approximately 2:00 p.m. so that an afternoon return flight could be planned with departures as early as 3:00 p.m.

Interview Dates 

Interview Location
Ashley River Tower, Medical University of South Carolina
25 Courtenay Drive
Charleston, SC 29425

Contact Information
June Cameron
Program Coordinator
Phone: 843-792-5976
E-mail: cameronj@musc.edu
Website: http://academicdepartments.musc.edu/surgery/divisions/cardiothoracic/residency/index.htm
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Program
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center/University of Texas Medical School at Houston
Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery
Houston, TX

Narrative
Our goal is to educate residents by expanding their knowledge and technical skills in the treatment of cardiovascular, esophageal, pulmonary and other thoracic diseases. The training program is a two-year curriculum with two training tracks: General Thoracic Surgery and Cardiothoracic Surgery.  Successful candidates are selected through NRMP after applications are reviewed and personal interviews are conducted in Houston.  For questions, contact Judy Corke, Program Coordinator, at 713-563-1975 or jlcorke@mdanderson.org.

Interview Dates
March 25, 2017
April 22, 2017

Interview Location
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center/University of Texas Medical School at Houston
Pickens Tower
1400 Pressler, FCT19.6000
Houston, TX 77030

Contact Information
 Judy L. Corke
Program Coordinator
Phone: 715-563-1975
E-mail: jcorke@mdanderson.org
Website:   http://www.mdanderson.org/education-and-research/departments-programs-and-labs/departments-and-divisions/thoracic-cardiovascular-surgery/index.html
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Program
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Cardiothoracic Surgery
Dallas, TX

Narrative
Applicants will be selected and invited to dinner on Friday evening followed by Saturday interviews. Our new William P. Clements, Jr. University Hospital was completed in December 2014. UTSW is located between two airports. Love field is 5 minutes away and DFW airport is only 30 minutes.

Interview Dates
February 10-11, 2017
February 24-25, 2017
March 24-25, 2017

Interview Location
5959 Harry Hines Boulevard
Dallas, TX 75235

Contact Information
Amanda Holland
Education Coordinator
Phone: 214-645-7734
E-Mail: amandae.holland@utsouthwestern.edu
Website: http://www.utsouthwestern.edu/education/medical-school/departments/cardiovascular-thoracic-surgery/education-and-training/residency-program/index.html
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Program
University of Utah
Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Salt Lake City, UT

Interview Dates

Interview Location
University of Utah School of Medicine
30 North 1900 East SOM 3c127
Salt Lake City, UT 84132

Contact Information
Shawnda Gillespie
Program Coordinator
Phone: 801-585-9682
E-mail: shawnda.gillespie@hci.utah.edu
Website: http://medicine.utah.edu/surgery/cardiothoracic/index.php
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Program
University of Virginia
Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
Charlottesville, VA

Narrative
The interview session will begin with a reception/dinner on the evening before with faculty and residents. Interview day begins with breakfast and an overview of UVA and the program. Each applicant the interviews with the program director, associate program director and 2 faculty members. Faculty and residents are on hand all day to answer questions and provide tours of the facility. Following lunch, the day generally concludes by 3:00pm.

Interview Dates
March 16, 2017

Interview Location
University of Virginia
1215 Lee Street
UHE Room 4070
Charlottesville, VA 22908

Contact Information
Caryl A. Bryant
Medical Education Programs Administrator
Phone: 434-982-0332
E-mail:  CAB7BE@hscmail.mcc.virginia.edu
Web: https://surgery.virginia.edu/education/thoracic-residency-program/
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Program
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Madison, WI

Narrative
Applicants will have the opportunity to meet with each member of our faculty and visit our facilities in a single day program.  The program will being at 7:00am with breakfast and opening statements by Dr. Akhter.  Interviews with members of the faculty and a tour of the facilities will be conducted over the course of the morning.  Lunch and the opportunity to speak further with faculty members will follow.  Residents will be provided with a folder which includes a program description along with their individual agendas for the day.  In addition, time to speak with our current residents “one on one” will be provided.  For those applicants who can arrive in Madison the day before the interview, there will be a dinner hosted by our faculty.

Interview Dates

Interview Location
University of Wisconsin Hospital & Clinics
600 Highland Avenue
Madison, WI 53792

Contact information
Terry Legler
Program Coordinator
Phone: 608-263-0439
E-mail: legler@surgery.wisc.edu
Website: www.surgery.wisc.edu/divisions/cardiothoracic-surgery/
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Program
University of Washington
Cardiothoracic Surgery
Seattle, WA

Interview Dates
March 17, 2017
March 24, 2017

Contact Information
Genia Hill
Program Administrator
Phone: 206-685-8644
E-mail:  gmhill@uw.edu
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Program
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Department of Thoracic Surgery
Nashville, TN

Narrative
The Vanderbilt University residency education program in Thoracic Surgery was established in 1957 by Rollin A. Daniel, Jr., M.D., and the program was accredited by the ACGME in 1972 under the leadership of Harvey Bender, M.D. Both the Departments of Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery maintain a focused dedication to teaching, scholarship and discovery, as well as service to patients and the community.

Our philosophy is to:

  • Provide a robust, appropriately supervised setting in which advanced, highly skilled education in adult and pediatric cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery can occur.
  • Seek opportunities for the resident to rapidly acquire an in-depth knowledge and advanced skill in cardiac and thoracic surgical techniques and to refine both surgical judgment and technical expertise.
  • Develop the resident academically and professionally. Competencies to be acquired include those of medical knowledge, patient care, practice-based learning and improvement, communication and interpersonal skills, professionalism, and systems-based practice.
  • Provide a robust clinical environment which allows graduated clinical and professional advancement accomplished by direct expert clinical, academic and professional instruction promoting self-directed education, and fostering the enhancement of the individual resident’s clinical professional, social and academic pursuits.

Our program is 3 years in length, which includes training in thoracic, cardiac and congenital cardiac surgery. Two new residents are appointed each year. This provides a balanced training curriculum with the full spectrum of cardiac and thoracic surgical problems seen during the three-year program of study.

All applicants are required to apply through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS), participate in our interview process, as well as participate in the National Resident Matching Program. All documents must be received by the program via ERAS.

Interview Dates 

Interview Location
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Suite 609 Oxford House
1313 21st Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37232

Contact Information
Teri DeLoria
Education Coordinator
Phone: (615) 875-7794
E-mail:  teri.deloria@vanderbilt.edu
Web: http://www.mc.vanderbilt.edu/root/vumc.php?site=reseduthoracic.
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Program
Washington University School of Medicine
Cardiothoracic Surgery/ Department of Surgery
St. Louis, Missouri

Narrative
A reception and dinner are on Friday night during which time the applicants will have an opportunity to meet with the residents and faculty informally. The interviews are held on Saturday morning. Marc Moon, MD, Program Director will present an overview of the training program as well as a description of the rotations.  Following this, applicants will have interviews with faculty members over the next 2 1/2- to 3-hour period.

At the conclusion of the interviews, applicants will have lunch and then will be taken on a tour of the facilities including the hospitals and research buildings.  The day concludes by 2 p.m.

Interview Dates

Interview Location
One Barnes-Jewish Hospital Plaza
 3108 Queeny Tower
St. Louis, MO 63110

Contact Information
Sheryl Goessling
Residency Coordinator
Phone: 314-362-6237
E-mail: goesslings@wudosis.wustl.edu
Web: http://www.cardiothoracicsurgery.wustl.edu/Teaching/Application.asp
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Program
Yale New Haven Medical Center/Yale Unviersity
Cardiac & Thoracic Surgery
New Haven, CT

Narrative
For the 2016 appointment year, we will have two cardiothoracic surgery positions available. Our program is two yearls in length. Candidates are welcomed at an informal dinner in a nearby restaurant the evening preceding the interviews. The event is attended by both cardiac and thoracic faculty and current resident(s) and program coordinators.

Interviews begin at 7:30 a.m. with a breakfast and program overview by the Program Director/Chief of Cardiac Service and the Chief of Thoracic Service.  Following this presentation, interviews will begin. Applicants will meet individually with faculty members. Throughout the visit, current cardiothoracic surgery residents will be available for questions. Lunch will be provided for all available faculty and residents. A  tour of the Yale Medical Center will follow.

Interview Dates

Interview Location
Yale School of Medicine
33o Cedar Street, Boardman 204
New Haven, CT

Contact Information
Lisa Giudice, Coordinator
Phone: 203-785-7627
E-mail: lisa.giudice@yale.edu

Suzanne Giannotti, Administrator
Phone: 203-785-6258
E-mail: suzanne.giannotti@yale.edu
Web: http://www.yalesurgery.org/cardio/index.aspx
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