We offer a full spectrum of adult cardiac and general thoracic surgery, congenital heart surgery, lung transplantation, open and endovascular aortic surgery and minimally invasive surgical techniques. Strongly dedicated to teaching the next generation of surgical experts, we are equally committed to outstanding patient care and best practices outcomes.

Our Program Goals:

  • Develop innovative educational programs that train the next generation of cardiothoracic surgeons
  • Deliver an educational experience through a curriculum based on evidence-based medicine.


  • Teach the art and science of cardiothoracic surgery through an ACGME accredited integrated cardiothoracic surgery program.
  • Provide cardiothoracic surgical residents an opportunity to prepare for the transition to independent practice with graduated increases in patient care responsibility.
  • Provide educational rotations to general surgery residents through a focused exposure to common cardiothoracic conditions and therapies.
  • Provide educational opportunities for 3rd and 4th year medical students to participate in cardiothoracic surgery.

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Educational Program Contact Information

Ms. Sarah Macias (Academic Programs Coordinator)

Email | Phone 210-567-5621




Current Programs

Integrated CT Residents

The course of study is specifically designed to efficiently provide the very best training through an integrated, multidisciplinary, competency-based approach.

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Medical Students

We offer selectives in adult cardiothoracic surgery and congenital heart disease for students interested in learning more during their 4th year.

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General Surgery Residents

Cardiothoracic Surgery is divided into three Divisions and each division includes faculty who have specific interests and expertise in their chosen fields.

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Nurse Education

We provide an extended nursing program because we believe nurses are integral to our Cardiothoracic Surgery team in caring for our patients.

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Our mission is to be the best place in the world to train as a Cardiothoracic Surgeon.
– Andrea J. Carpenter, MD, PhD