Cardiothoracic Aortic and Endovascular Surgery Fellowship

Cardiothoracic Aortic and Endovascular Surgery Fellowship

The Cardiothoracic Aortic and Endovascular Surgery Fellowship provides advanced training in both minimally invasive and open approaches to aortic repair/replacement including valve repair, TAVR, and TEVAR. The Fellowship provides broad, extensive experience in all aspects of aortic 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. 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.

In this role, the fellow will train alongside residents enrolled in the accredited Thoracic Surgery and General Surgery programs at Duke University, as well as with advanced practice providers in both the inpatient and outpatient setting. The fellow will actively participate in all educational conferences and activities. The fellows are also encouraged to participate in a full range of research opportunities, including both basic science and clinical research.

The fellow will be able to work with several faculty who have formal training in clinical research and can provide mentorship as well as guidance in statistical analysis. Through these faculty, the fellow will have access to a large instuitional database as well as national and international registries in order to perform both hypothesis testing and hypothesis generating research. The fellow will have approximately 10% of the fellowship protected in order to pursue a research interest.

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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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    Aug 25, 2022

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    Durham, North Carolina

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