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Education & Training

The section of cardiac and thoracic surgery provides comprehensive, personalized training in cardiothoracic surgery, including transplantation and minimally invasive techniquesthrough an ACGME-accredited residency.

We are an active program offering candidates experience in the full spectrum of cardiothoracic surgery services, including coronary artery surgery, valve repair/replacement, heart failure surgery including use of ventricular assist devices, aortic surgery and percutaneous vascular procedures, thoracic oncology, benign thoracic diseases, heart and lung transplantation and a strong emphasis on minimally invasive approaches including robotics and VATS. Candidates will have exposure to both community hospital and academic medical center settings.

We have designed a unique approach to learning that focuses on development of technical and knowledge-based competencies in addition to providing access to unique simulation facilities that will enhance the training experience without detracting from the clinical opportunities. General or thoracic tracks will be configured based on the interests and focus of individual candidates. Opportunities are available in basic and clinical research.

Candidates must be eligible for Illinois state licensure and must have successfully completed an ACGME-approved training program in general surgery. Three letters of recommendation in addition to standardized test score results will be requested.

The University of Chicago and its medical center are affirmative action/equal opportunity employers.

For further information, please contact:
Mark Ferguson, MD
CT Residency Program Director
 
For administrative questions, please contact:
Abby Irvine
Section Administrator, Vascular Surgery and Transplantation