The Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery of the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis maintains one of the most active and multifaceted fellowship programs. The division has traide the nation’s leaders in academic cardiothroacic surgery by immersing them in a dynamic, clinical, teaching, and research enterprise. The advanced educational programs will ensure a vast clinical educational experience essential to lay the foundation for a lifetime of self-education and improvement in a resident’s chosen field.
Thoracic Surgery Fellowship
The Thoracic Surgery Fellowship is ACGME accredited and there are two tracks offered – general thoracic and cardiac. The program consists of three core rotations: adult cardiac surgery, pediatric cardiothoracic surgery, and general thoracic surgery. Although there are two identifiable tracks in the program all residents rotate through all subspecialties.
Thoracic Surgery Fellowship Specialization Track
In 2006, combined general and thoracic surgical training “fast-track” positions was approved at Washington University by the Residency Review Committees for General and Thoracic Surgery. This pilot program is one of only a handful of such programs in the country. The curriculum consists of four years of general surgery and three years of thoracic surgery.
Lung Transplant Fellowship
The fellowship develops proficiency in transplantation and experience in comprehensive management of lung transplantation. The fellowship includes care for patients with advanced lung disease, evaluation of potential transplant candidates, and the entire spectrum of care for lung transplant recipients.
Mechanical Circulatory Support & Cardiac Transplantation Fellowship
The Mechanical Circulatory Support and Cardiac Transplantation Fellowship is an advanced one-year fellowship offered through the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. The fellowship develops proficiency in surgical implantation and medical management of mechanical circulatory devices and heart transplants.