Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship

The academic charge of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University of Minnesota is to provide the ideal environment to facilitate training cardiovascular and thoracic surgery residents, general surgery residents, and medical students in the discipline of cardiovascular and thoracic surgical sciences.

The residency in Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University of Minnesota has been a three year residency since 1988. We are a fully accredited ACGME residency that was recently reviewed and awarded accreditation for 5 years through a scheduled review.

There are two residents at each year of the residency, for a total of six residents. Each year, two residents finish the program. The residents receive full training in adult and pediatric cardiovascular and thoracic surgery. This position offers a vast operative experience in complex adult cardiac surgery, thoracic and minimally invasive thoracic surgery, heart failure intervention, ventricular assist devices, thoracic transplantation, endovascular stenting procedures, and congenital heart surgery.

The resident is the primary surgeon on approximately 80% of all surgical procedures with guided responsibility. The program is designed and has the volume to support tracking. Both cardiothoracic and thoracic track options are available and are tailored to fit the career needs of each resident.

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Program Directors

Herbert B. Ward, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Surgery
Program Director
Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
University of Minnesota
420 Delaware Street SE, MMC 207
Minneapolis, MN 55455
USA

Rosemary Kelly, M.D.
Professor of Surgery
Associate Program Director
Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
University of Minnesota
420 Delaware Street SE, MMC 207
Minneapolis, MN 55455
USA