Cardiothoracic Transplantation Surgery Fellowship

Cardiothoracic Transplantation Surgery Fellowship

The Cardiothoracic Transplantation Surgery Fellowship provides advanced training in lung transplant; heart transplant; mechanical circulatory support; extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO); management of patients with end stage lung and heart failure to senior level cardiothoracic surgery trainees as well as graduates of cardiovascular and thoracic surgery residency programs.

The fellowship provides broad, extensive experience in all aspects of transplantation surgery. While there are a handful of programs that can provide an adequate experience in one of these fields, Duke is unique in providing a large clinical experience in all of these disciplines. We perform over 70 heart transplants, 100 lung transplant, 150 ventricular assist devices, and 250 ECMO procedures every year. In addition to gaining operative experience, fellows will participate in both outpatient clinic and as well as all aspects of inpatient care. Fellows will be involved from initial patient diagnosis, work-up, and pre-surgical evaluation to both short-term and long-term follow-up. At all times, trainee will function under the supervision and direction of the program faculty. The trainees will not be independent providers.

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Qualified candidates must have completed the American Board of Thoracic Surgery case requirements (or foreign equivalent), be board certified (or board eligible), and be eligible for full NC State Licensure.

How To Apply:

Qualified candidates will need to provide:

  • Current CV
  • Letter of intent
  • 3 current letters of reference

Contact Information:

For more information, contact:

Penny Potvin
[email protected]

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    Jul 16, 2022

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    Durham, North Carolina

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