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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.


Specialty Areas

Our program provides training and research opportunities for a variety of cardiovascular and thoracic conditions:

Adult Cardiac

  • 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

General Thoracic

  • Advanced heart and lung disease surgery
  • Cardiopulmonary bypass
  • ECMO
  • Endovascular and thoracic open aortic repair
  • Lung transplant
  • LVADs for permanent implantation

Download the Johns Hopkins Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency Booklet

Download the PDF to learn more information about the program and faculty.


Meet Our Faculty

Learn more about the Johns Hopkins Cardiothoracic Surgery and Residency Program leadership.


Cardiothoracic Residency Program Training and Research Facilities

The Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency Program provides opportunities for rotation and research at the following Baltimore area locations, including:

Baltimore harbor

Experience Baltimore

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.

Contact Us

We accept applications through the National Resident Matching Program. Contact us at to learn more information about our program and the application process.

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