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The primary adult cardiac surgery experience is at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center (UCMC). Our residents experience, and develop expertise in all aspects of cardiac surgery, including coronary revascularization, valvular heart disease, thoracic
aortic disease and surgery for heart failure including heart transplantation, short-term and long-term mechanical circulatory support, and ECMO. There is a robust experience with off-pump coronary artery bypass and minimally-invasive cardiac surgery.
Our residents rotate at two community cardiac centers, Mercy Jewish Hospital and the Christ Hospital. These sites provide exposure to a high-volume community cardiac surgery with faculty that are dedicated to resident education. In addition,
The Christ Hospital rotation provides a unique experience with a high volume of robotic cardiac procedures, including valve surgery and coronary revascularization. Additionally, residents gain experience with modern endovascular procedures including
transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) and transcatheter mitral valve procedures.
During the thoracic surgery rotation, residents are trained in all aspects of general thoracic surgery and thoracic oncology, including benign and malignant lung and esophageal diseases, airway diseases and mediastinal tumors. The general thoracic rotation
has a focus on advanced minimally invasive techniques such as thoracoscopic (VATS) lobectomy for lung cancer, minimally-invasive esophagectomy, and robotic thoracic procedures. Residents are also trained in advanced airway and esophageal endoscopic
procedures such as laser interventions, stent placement and management, and endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS).
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC) is a world leader in the management of congenital heart disease. Residents rotate on the congenital cardiac surgery service at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center where they are
an integral part of the team during preoperative planning, intraoperative surgical management and postoperative care of neonates, infants, children, teenagers and adults across the entire spectrum of congenital heart disease. There are cutting
edge programs for end-stage heart and lung failure, including heart and lung transplant programs and mechanical circulatory support programs. In partnership with the solid organ transplant program, heart/liver and heart/kidney transplants are performed
in patients with extrathoracic multiorgan failure.
In collaboration with the Aerodigestive Center at Cincinnati Children’s, the division has the world’s most extensive experience with complex tracheal reconstruction in infants and children. Cincinnati Children’s consistently ranks among
the top in the nation for cardiology and heart surgery as measured by U.S. News & World Report.
Sandra L. Starnes, MDThoracic Surgery Residency Director
Andrea Anderson, C-TAGME
Thoracic Surgery Residency Coordinator
University of CincinnatiCollege of Medicine231 Albert Sabin WayCincinnati, OH 45267-0558
Mail Location: 0558Phone: 513-558-4748