Johns Hopkins has a distinguished history of innovation towards cardiothoracic treatment in adults and children beginning with the Blalock-Taussig shunt in 1944. Our Cardiothoracic Residency Program trains the next generation of surgeons to provide advanced treatment for complex cardiovascular and thoracic conditions.
Our fellows continue to make advancements in the field of cardiothoracic surgery through clinical and laboratory research.
Our program provides training and research opportunities for a variety of cardiovascular and thoracic conditions:
- Atrial fibrillation surgery
- Cardiac surgery critical care research
- Conduit dissection
- Heart transplant
- Minimally invasive/robotic cardiac surgery
- Myocardial revascularization
- Redo sternotomy
- Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR)
- Valve-sparing aortic root procedures
- Adult congenital procedures
- High risk congenital heart procedures
- Marfan syndrome and Loeys-Dietz syndrome surgery
- Advanced heart and lung disease surgery
- Cardiopulmonary bypass
- Endovascular and thoracic open aortic repair
- Lung transplant
- LVADs for permanent implantation
The Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency Program at Johns Hopkins
Johns Hopkins has a distinguished history of innovation toward cardiothoracic treatment in adults and children. The Johns Hopkins Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency Program trains the next generation of surgeons to provide advanced treatment for complex cardiovascular and thoracic conditions.Learn More
Enhancing Surgical TreatmentsOperative Experience
The Johns Hopkins Hospital provides state-of-the-art operating facilities, continuing the mission of improving surgical techniques and improving patient outcomes. We provide minimally-invasive and robotic surgeries cardiothoracic surgeries.
History of Johns HopkinsNo Shrinking Violets, These.
There are over 30 African violet plants in Johns Hopkins’ cardiac surgery research lab and various cardiac surgery offices, a tribute to two revolutionary surgeons, Vivien Thomas and Dr. Alfred Blalock.
Learn more about this historical tradition for cardiac surgeons.
Over 75 Years of InnovationThe 'Blue Baby' Operation
In 1944, surgeons at Johns Hopkins successfully performed the first “blue baby” operation, a procedure that increases pulmonary blood flow in patients with tetralogy of Fallot.
Learn more about this groundbreaking procedure and meet a former patient who visited the hospital 74 years after his surgery.
Called “Charm City” for a reason, Baltimore is a place that has a little something for everybody. Baltimore is a spirited city – a unique blend of historic charm, cultural heritage and urban vitality. With hanging out at the Inner Harbor, attending neighborhood festivals, biking to school and more, Johns Hopkins medical students, graduate students and residents have a lot to love about Baltimore.