Our mission is to be the best place in the world to train as a Cardiothoracic Surgeon.



  • Develop innovative educational programs that train the next generation of cardiothoracic surgeons
  • Deliver an educational experience through a curriculum based in evidenced 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.