Paul F. Harron Jr. Lung Center

Thoracic Surgery Residency

Thoracic Surgery Residency Program

The divisions of cardiovascular and thoracic Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania provide opportunities for residency training in cardiothoracic surgery including a two-year cardiac tract, two-year thoracic tract, and six- to eight-year integrated cardiothoracic tract.

The program is approved by the Residency Review Committee for Thoracic Surgery of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. Upon completion of training, residents are eligible for examination by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery. Advanced fellowship options in general thoracic surgery, cardiopulmonary transplantation, adult cardiac surgery or congenital heart surgery are available. Residents accepted into Penn's Thoracic Residency program are expected to spend a third year of training in an advanced fellowship.