WELCOME TO THE CARDIOTHORACIC SURGERY FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM
AT THE UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY.
Dr. Shari Meyerson, Program Director
The Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery adheres to the mission and vision of the University of Kentucky College of Medicine.
The College of Medicine promotes a diverse and inclusive environment that provides excellence in education, equitable health care, and transformative research to improve the health and wellness of Kentuckians and beyond.
The University of Kentucky College of Medicine is a national leader in solving the challenges in health care through transdisciplinary and transformational research, education, and advanced clinical care.
The Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship Training Program is a two-year program sponsored jointly by the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center (UKMC) and the Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC). It accepts one applicant each year.
The Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery is actively involved in all areas of academic practice, including clinical care, education, and research. Specific clinical programs have been developed and are ongoing in major aortic surgery, valve repair, and valve replacements, TAVR, mitral valve repair techniques, mitra clips, intraoperative echocardiography, cardiac assist devices, ECMO, and heart and lung transplantation. The Division is also expanding into Foregut surgery program in addition to minimally-invasive surgery for lung and esophageal malignancy, and video-assisted thorascopic surgery (VATS).