Cardiothoracic Surgery - Integrated-6 Residency Program

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Shari Meyerson, MD, MEd

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 Integrated 6-Year Residency program is designed to provide aspiring medical school graduates with the education and skills training necessary to become competent professional plastic surgeons. 

 During the first three years of the program, residents experience rotations in General Surgery, Endoscopy, Trauma, Cardiology, and Cardiac Imaging, among other related fields. These specific rotations prepare residents for the last three years which provides in-depth hands-on operative experiences in adult cardiac and thoracic surgery, and transplantation.

The final three years, residents will gradually move toward competence and surgical autonomy in Cardiac and Thoracic surgical procedures. By the conclusion of their sixth year, they will be well prepared for board certification and enabled to meet the specific needs of their patients.

More Information

If you would like more information regarding the I-6 Program at UK, please contact Victoria Bloom, Residency Program Coordinator, or Dr. Shari Meyerson, Program Director, I-6 & Fellowship Programs.

Shari Meyerson, MD
Shari Meyerson, MD, M.Ed.

Professor of Surgery
Program Director, I-6 & Fellowship Programs


Victoria Bloom
Victoria Bloom

Residency Program Coordinator
Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery