Traditional Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship
General Thoracic Surgery Track
The General Thoracic 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 thoracic surgery as well as to involve residents in clinical research in thoracic surgery. It is expected that the trainee will obtain sufficient operative experience in general thoracic surgery to receive the ABTS certification via the "General Thoracic Surgery Pathway."
All of our Thoracic Surgery attendings limit their practice to general thoracic surgery. They have all trained at leading thoracic surgery centers (Stanford University, Massachusetts General Hospital, University of Pennsylvania, and Duke University) and have substantial expertise between them covering all of the subspecialties and advanced techniques within the field.
Joseph Shrager, MD
Professor and Thoracic Surgery Division Chief
Founder, General Thoracic Track Program
Leah Backhus, MD, MPH, FACS
Associate Program Director
Director of Thoracic Track
Baiya Krishnadasan, MD, FACS
General Thoracic Surgeon
St. John’s Health Center
Santa Monica, Los Angeles