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Cardiac Surgery Residency


We are extremely pleased and honored by your interest in our cardiothoracic surgery training program and welcome you to our institution. Your accomplishments and endeavors to date are to be congratulated.

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The Johns Hopkins Hospital has a distinguished history of advancements in the treatment of cardiothoracic diseases in adults and children beginning with the Blalock-Taussig shunt in 1944. Our cardiothoracic surgery program currently offers a full complement of surgical interventions – from time-honored surgeries such as coronary artery bypass, valve replacement, and congenital heart procedures to new ground-breaking therapies including minimally invasive cardiac surgery, off-pump coronary bypass, surgical ablation for atrial fibrillation, laser transmyocardial revascularization, and robotic heart surgery. We also offer comprehensive treatment for congestive heart failure, including surgical ventricular restoration procedures, cardiac transplantation, and ventricular assist devices. Finally, our program is an integral part of the Broccoli Center for Aortic Diseases at Johns Hopkins, one of only a few centers in the world that provides comprehensive management and surgical repair of aortic diseases, having particular expertise with patients suffering from Marfan syndrome and Loeys-Dietz syndrome.

In general thoracic surgery, we have the highest surgical volumes in the state of Maryland and the surrounding areas, so your experience in thoracic malignancies including that of lung, esophageal, mediastinal and pleura will be unique. The techniques of Video Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS), robotics, lung reduction surgery and lung transplantation are fully integrated into the training program.

Our large clinical volume, consisting of many complex and complicated procedures in all areas of pediatric, adult cardiac and thoracic procedures, assures patients that they are receiving the best care possible from some of the most experienced and expertly skilled surgeons in the world. These same surgeons are committed to studying and evaluating new methods of surgical treatment and improving surgical outcomes through clinical and laboratory research. We hope this information is useful as you move on to the next phase of your surgical career.