Cardiothoracic Surgery (Fellowship)
The two-year cardiothoracic surgery fellowship at Newark Beth Israel Medical
Center (NBIMC) is currently designed as a cardiac-track program. We have
recently been approved by the ACGME for initial accreditation. Our general
thoracic surgery department is growing expeditiously and we plan to have
a thoracic-track available in the near future.
Our residency provides a wide-spectrum of adult cardiac surgical interventions
including: CABG, valve replacement, minimally invasive cardiac surgery,
off-pump coronary bypass, surgical ablation for atrial fibrillation and
congenital heart surgery. Our TAVR program volume is the highest in New
Jersey and among the highest nationally.
We also offer comprehensive treatment for heart failure and end-stage lung
disease including heart and lung transplantation and ventricular assist devices.
A three-month rotation at the end of the first year is dedicated solely
to general thoracic and esophageal surgery at The Cleveland Clinic in
Cleveland, Ohio to enhance the resident’s experience and fulfill
case requirements for graduation.
At the completion of the residency program, residents will have a broad
experience and demonstrate proficiency in all clinical aspects of cardiothoracic surgery.