Integrated Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency
The integrated program, led by program director Dr. Shinichi Fukuhara along with associate program directors Dr. Andrew Chang, Dr. G. Michael Deeb, Dr. Kiran Lagisetty, and Dr. Vikram Sood, is geared toward medical students who know they wish to become cardiothoracic surgeons. Instead of first completing general surgery training and then beginning a separate residency in cardiothoracic surgery, doctors enter a cardiothoracic residency directly out of medical school.
This six-year program includes a variety of rotations in the early years, including general surgery, critical care, cardiac imaging, and other relevant surgical and non-surgical specialties. It has become the educational standard for thoracic surgical residency training.