Traditional Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship

Cardiac Surgery Track

The Cardiac Track Program lasts two years and begins after successful completion of a five-year surgery training program. Application is made during the fall of the fourth clinical year of surgery training. The program is designed to train individuals in all areas of clinical cardiothoracic surgery as well as to involve residents in clinical research in cardiac surgery. It is expected that the trainee will obtain sufficient operative experience in cardiac surgery to receive the ABTS certification via the "Adult Cardiac Surgery Pathway."

Adult Cardiac Surgery Faculty

Joseph Woo, MD

Chair & Norman E. Shumway Professor and, by courtesy, of Bioengineering

D. Craig Miller, MD

Thelma and Henry Doelger Professor, Emeritus

Anson Lee, MD

Assistant Professor


A. Claire Watkins, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor

Chawannuch Ruaengsri, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor

Bruce Reitz, MD

Professor, Emeritus &
Former Chair

Michael Fischbein, MD, PhD

Thelma and Henry Doelger Professor of Cardiovascular Surgery

William Hiesinger, MD

Associate Professor


Yasuhiro Shudo, MD, PhD

Clinical Assistant Professor

Yihan Lin, MD, MPH

Clinical Assistant Professor

R. Scott Mitchell, MD

Professor, Emeritus


Jack Boyd, MD

Clinical Associate Professor

JW MacArthur, MD

Assistant Professor

Pierre Theodore, MD

Adj Clinical Associate Professor

Philip Oyer, MD, PhD

Roy B. Cohn-Theodore A. Falasco Professor, Emeritus

Ngan Huang, PhD

Associate Professor (Research)

Ioannis Karakikes, PhD

Associate Professor (Research)

Daniel Bethencourt, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor

General surgery residents apply to the program by January 15th of their fourth year of clinical surgery training.

These applications will be via ERAS for positions starting August 1st, one year and five months later, and they will be offered via the NRMP.

Use program code 1820460F1 when applying.

Please contact Stephanie Harrington for additional information.
Your application materials should include:

    - Curriculum Vitae

    - Letters of recommendation from two surgeons and your program director

    - All ABME and surgery in-training exam scores

    - Medical school transcript and dean's letter

    - A brief statement about why you have chosen adult cardiac surgery

Mailing address:

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Falk Building
870 Quarry Rd
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Attn: Stephanie Harrington, Residency Coordinator