Goals and Objectives
The fellowship will provide the trainee with knowledge and technical skills in the preoperative evaluation, operative management, and postoperative care of patients with aortic aneurysms and dissection, including those resulting from genetic connective tissue disorders such as Marfan syndrome and Loeys-Dietz syndrome as well as other cardiac diseases. The fellowship will prepare the fellow to function as a qualified practitioner of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery at the high level of performance expected of a certified specialist.
The fellow will become skilled in the important diagnostic procedures including ultrasound, computed tomography, roentgenography, radionuclide imaging, and angiography and will learn to interpret all appropriate imaging studies used to assess patients with aortic, cardiac, pulmonary, thoracic vascular, esophageal, mediastinal, and chest wall disease. This aspect of training will be enhanced by daily opportunities to correlate the diagnostic and pathologic aspects of aortic and cardiothoracic disorders.
The fellow will become skilled in providing critical care for patients with aortic, cardiac, thoracic and cardiovascular disorders.