Integrated Cardiothoracic Surgical Training Program

The Integrated Cardiothoracic Surgical Training Program at Stanford is an innovative, integrated six-year clinical curriculum divided into three parts with a required two years of academic enrichment after completion of the PGY 3 clinical year: 

Part I: The first three years comprise Prerequisite Clinical Training in Cardiothoracic Surgery.

Required 2-Year Academic Enrichment: Following the completion of three clinical years, residents are required to enter Academic Enrichment through either laboratory or clinical research opportunities or pursuit of a graduate degree in a related or ancillary field (e.g.,  MPH, MBA, MS, or PhD).

Part II: The final three continuous years comprise Requisite Clinical Training in Cardiothoracic Surgery.

The program will accept three candidates each year following medical school graduation.

How to Apply

The program will accept three candidates each year following medical school graduation.

We accept applications from September 1st through November 15th each year.

We are participating in the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) and would like to receive our applications through ERAS. Please refer to the ERAS website for more information and the application process.

Applicants who have not graduated from a United States medical school will have to provide an Applicant Evaluation Status Letter from the Medical Board of California and an ECFMG certificate.

Mailing address:

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Falk Building
870 Quarry Rd
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Attn: Stephanie Harrington, Residency Coordinator
E-mail: stephanie.harrington@stanford.edu

Dr. Michael Fischbein

Director
Integrated Cardiothoracic Surgical Training Program

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Curriculum

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Resident Spotlight

Aravind Krishnan, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery Resident, PGY-2

Aravind is a 2nd-year resident in the Integrated CT Surgery Program. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University and completed his medical training at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Read more about Dr. Krishnan...

Matthew M. Duda, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery Resident, PGY-1

Matthew is a first-year resident in the Integrated CT Surgery Program. He graduated from UPenn and completed his medical training at the Perelman School of Medicine at UPenn. Read more about Dr. Duda...

Ashley Y. Choi, MD, MHS

Cardiothoracic Surgery Resident, PGY-1

Ashley is a first-year resident in the Integrated Cardiothoracic Surgery Program. She graduated from Johns Hopkins University and completed her medical training at Duke University School of Medicine. Read more about Dr. Choi...