Integrated Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency
The integrated program, led by Dr. Andrew Chang and Dr. Karen Kim, 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.
Traditional Thoracic Surgery Residency
The traditional two-year thoracic surgery program, led by Dr. Andrew Chang, is offered for those who have completed either a general or vascular surgery residency. It provides two years of cardiac and thoracic surgery training following general surgery.
Congenital Cardiac Surgery Fellowship
The University of Michigan Congenital Cardiac Surgery Fellowship, led by Dr. Jennifer Romano, is one of 13 programs in the country approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. The graduates are eligible for the American Board of Thoracic Surgery Congenital Cardiac Surgery certification process.
The fellowship is one year in duration and follows completion of either an integrated thoracic surgery residency or cardiothoracic surgery fellowship. The residency encompasses surgical training for congenital cardiac surgery along with the full spectrum of perioperative care.