The one-year Congenital Cardiac Surgery Fellowship at Texas Children's Hospital/Baylor College of Medicine is designed and organized to educate the fellow in the basic anatomy and physiology of the majority of congenital cardiac lesions, and to provide the fellow with a basis of surgical technical proficiency for common, uncomplicated congenital heart defects. Operative skill is essential, and can be acquired only via personal experience and education.
Fellows will participate in all aspects of the assessment, management plan formulation, surgery and perioperative care of children and adults with complex congenital heart disease and participate in our active pediatric cardiothoracic transplant and assist device programs. Responsibility will be progressive based on experience and capability of the individual. All rotations will be at Texas Children's under the direction and supervision of the program director, Dr. Charles D. Fraser, Jr. and associate program director, Dr. E. Dean McKenzie.
The surgical faculty and staff of Congenital Heart Surgery at Texas Children's are dedicated to ensuring the fellow has a quality educational experience to prepare him/her for a successful career in this difficult and highly specialized field. State-of-the-art results are only obtained in centers dedicated to the ideal that the treatment of children with complex heart defects requires consistency, accuracy and diligence.
This 12-month educational program is devoted exclusively to congenital cardiac surgery and will play a significant role in preparing the fellow for the America Board of Thoracic Surgery Congenital Heart Surgery Subspecialty Certification.
See a list of faculty on the Division of Congenital Heart Surgery site.