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Two-Year Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency Program

The traditional independent two-year cardiothoracic surgery residency training program at Yale is designed to train future leaders in the field that are proficient in a broad spectrum of cardiac and thoracic surgical techniques. In addition to providing robust exposure to conventional cardiac surgery, including surgical coronary revascularization and valve repair and replacement, our program emphasizes cutting-edge advances. Residents will be exposed to minimally-invasive approaches, including robotic coronary and valve operations, percutaneous interventions, arrhythmia surgery, and mechanical circulatory support. Close collaborative relationships with the Divisions of Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, and Cardiovascular Medicine present many opportunities for the acquisition of endovascular (including TEVAR), robotic, and thoracoscopic skills. The internationally-recognized Yale Center for Thoracic Aortic Disease provides robust training in thoracic aortic reconstruction. Our established and high volume minimally-invasive and surgical heart failure programs are designed to provide our trainees with cutting edge experiences in these subspecialties.