The Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery weekly research meetings are held every Wednesday from 12.30 – 1.30 pm in the CT Conference Room 211L. Interested students and residents are encouraged to attend to learn about our research efforts and participate as time allows. We actively encourage basic scientists and interested clinicians to join us as we explore collaborative projects.

Alphonso Chiscano Summer Research Scholarship Award in General Thoracic Surgery: 

The purpose of the award is to introduce the field of General Thoracic Surgery to either a first or second-year medical student who is interested in performing research, with goals of broadening their educational experience by providing an opportunity to spend their summer break working in the Division of General Thoracic Surgery Research Lab.

Current Recipient:

Mitchell Katona (Class of 2020).

Past Recipients:

2017 – Chirag Buch (Class of 2020)


The Department of CT Surgery has given me the ability to expand my research and passion.
– Andrea J. Carpenter, M.D. Ph.D.