Traditional Thoracic Surgery Fellowship

Christian Probst at TSDA Boot Camp

Christian Probst at TSDA Boot Camp 2017

The University of Rochester Traditional Thoracic Surgery Fellowship is a fully accredited ACGME two year program dedicated to developing capable, autonomous thoracic surgeons to be leaders in their fields.

This traditional (independent) fellowship in thoracic surgery has a longstanding history of ACGME accreditation.  Christian Peyre, MD is the program director and serves in this role for both the traditional fellowship and integrated residency at the University of Rochester. The program has approval for both the 5+2 and 4+3 tracks.

The program is based entirely at the University of Rochester Strong Memorial Hospital with rotations on thoracic/foregut surgery, adult cardiac surgery and pediatric cardiac surgery.

At the time of a recent ACGME self-study site visit there was one PGY-6 fellow enrolled in the 4+3 track and the program is approved for an additional thoracic surgery fellow every other year.   The most recent graduates of the traditional fellowship completed the program in 2022.

Dr. Peter Knight was appointed Chief of the Division of Cardiac Surgery which consists of five adult and two pediatric cardiac surgeons. Dr. Carolyn Jones is Chief of the Division of Thoracic and Foregut Surgery comprised of five surgeons.