Congenital Cardiac Surgery Fellowship

Congenital Cardiac Surgery Fellowship

The Congenital Cardiac Surgery Fellowship at Children's National Hospital is a three-year training program (two years with one optional year) that is accepting two fellows. Ideal fellows will have an interest in developing a clinical and academic career specializing in neonatal and infant cardiac surgery, pediatric heart transplantation and ventricular assist devices.

During training, responsibilities will include delivering clinical excellence in and outside of the operating room, providing exemplary patient and family experiences, contributing to collaborative work culture and providing innovative care through research, clinical studies and trials. Fellows will have the option for an additional year of training if they have completed at least two years of previous related training and potentially acquire a faculty position at the Children’s National Heart Institute.

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Requirements for fellowship candidacy include:

  • Must have an M.D. or equivalent degree, completed medical school in the U.S. or Canada or be ECFMG certified if an international medical graduate. Preference will be given to applicants who have passed all three steps of USMLE.
  • Successful completion of a certified cardiothoracic surgical training program and/or pediatric cardiac fellowship.
  • Must be successfully able to obtain a District of Columbia unrestricted medical license prior to starting fellowship training.
  • BC/BE of the American Board of Thoracic Surgery or equivalent (preferred).

Foreign applicants must have completed their national certification in cardiothoracic surgery and possess ECFMG certification. Preference will be given to applicants who have passed all three steps of USMLE.

How To Apply:

Candidates that are interested in the Congenital Cardiac Surgery Fellowship should email a letter of interest and their current curriculum vitae to:

Can Yerebakan, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, Fellowship Education Cardiac Surgery
Associate Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics
The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Children’s National Hospital
111 Michigan Ave., NW, Suite W3-402
Washington, DC 20010
Phone: (202) 476-1414

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    Oct 09, 2023

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