Cardiothoracic Surgery

Fellowships and Instructorships

The subspecialty training program is a 1-year program, integrating clinical care, teaching, and research experience at all levels. The program is continuously reviewed and revised to reflect changes that occur in the field of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery and Transplantation.


Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Fellowship

The Division of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery is currently full until July 2017 for the ACGME approved Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Fellowship position. The goal of this fellowship is to prepare candidates for a career in congenital cardiac surgery. Successful completion of the fellowship would confer eligibility for the Pediatric Cardiac Surgery boards.

This fellowship provides an extensive experience in the management of patients with congenital heart disease. There is a programmatic commitment to providing trainees with a broad exposure in intra-operative decision making and the technical aspects of surgical repair. Other responsibilities would include the pre-operative evaluation of patients admitted to the pediatric cardiac surgery service and post-operative care, both in the intensive care unit and ward. Opportunities for clinical research are also potentially available.

Individuals who have completed an accredited training program in cardiothoracic surgery and are interested in additional training in pediatric cardiac surgery should apply. The candidate must be eligible for and maintain a California medical license.

Applicants interested in applying for a July 2017 position should send their curriculum vitae and two or three letters of reference to:

Stephanie Harrington
Residency Coordinator
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Falk Building
870 Quarry Road
Palo Alto, CA 94304 Phone: (650) 721-2552
Email:

Richard Mainwaring, MD
Program Director
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Cardiothoracic Transplant and Mechanical Circulatory Support Clinical Instructorship

The Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Stanford University has available one-year clinical instructorships in cardiopulmonary transplantation and the surgical management of congestive heart failure. Duties will include patient care responsibilities in heart, heart-lung, and lung transplant procedures, the insertion of mechanical circulatory support devices, and organ procurement. Participation in the preoperative evaluation of potential candidates, transplant logistics, transplant surgery, and in postoperative care. The clinical instructor will follow heart and lung transplant patients throughout their hospital course until the time of discharge. Teaching duties will comprise a portion of the work and the clinical instructor will provide clinical assistance and instruction to students and nurses in transplant related topics. The transplant clinical instructor will work with residents and other clinical instructors in the care of transplant patients. There are opportunities to perform clinical and laboratory research related to transplantation. Individuals who have completed an accredited training program in cardiothoracic and are interested in additional training in the surgical treatment of heart failure and cardiopulmonary transplant are eligible to apply. Must be eligible for and maintain a California medical license; or be eligible for a license exemption.

Interested applicants should send their Curriculum Vitae and two to three letters of reference to:

Philip E. Oyer, MD, PhD
Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Falk Building
870 Quarry Road
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Phone: (650) 725-5895
E-mail:

 

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