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Cardiothoracic Surgery Integrated Residency Program

The Integrated Cardiothoracic Surgical Residency at the University of Rochester has a rich tradition in resident education driven by faculty focused on creating the next generation of cardiothoracic surgeons and leaders.

Program Strengths

  • Robust clinical volumes in all aspects of cardiothoracic surgery
  • Rich clinical programs in valvular heart disease, heart failure and mechanical circulatory support, congenital heart disease, thoracic surgical oncology and benign esophageal disease
  • Faculty focused on cutting edge and minimally invasive approaches to cardiac and thoracic disease
  • Progressive responsibility at all levels, with emphasis placed on academic knowledge and technical advancement for the development of expertise in patient care

Our Residency by the Numbers: Select 2019 Case Volumes


Structural Heart


Mechanical Support


Robotic Thoracic Surgery


Minimally Invasive Lung and Esophagus

What Sets Us Apart?

Flexible Curriculum

Residents gain expertise in adult cardiac, pediatric cardiac and thoracic surgery with the ability to vary the curriculum based and the future career goals of the resident.

Clinical Practice

Training takes place at the premiere quaternary academic medical center for cardiothoracic disease in upstate New York creating a rich and broad exposure for resident learning.

Life of a URMC Resident

Our emphasis on work/life balance is an important reason residents choose URMC. A focus on the trainee’s well-being enables you to learn and thrive in Rochester.

Follow Dr. Clauden Louis on a Resident Tour of the Medical Center

What Our Residents Say...

"Our program's tradition of mentorship and emphasis on operative experience are outstanding. The faculty in Adult Cardiac, Thoracic, and Congenital Cardiac surgery are committed to teaching us technical skills and the conduct of the critical operations we need to be successful in our field. Our graduating residents and fellows each year are exceptionally well prepared to go into practice."

Bartholomew Simon, M.D., PGY-6

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