Integrated Thoracic Surgery Residency
The integrated program, led by program director Shinichi Fukuhara, MD, along with associate program director Andrew Chang, MD, and assistant program directors G. Michael Deeb, MD, Kiran Lagisetty, MD, and Vikram Sood, MD, 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.