Department of Surgery

Thoracic Surgery Education


Thoracic Surgery Residency Program


The Thoracic Surgery Residency Program at Baylor College of Medicine /Texas Heart Institute is a traditional cardiothoracic surgical training program that accepts four thoracic surgery residents annually. One of these positions will be offered annually to a General Thoracic Surgery track applicant, who will receive the highest level of training in thoracic surgery at Baylor, MD Anderson Cancer Center, and the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center.

Additionally, our division offers two clinical fellowships. Our Advanced General Thoracic Surgical Training fellowship accepts applicants for one to two years of advanced clinical training in minimally invasive lung and esophageal resections to complex open thoracic resections. Our Thoracic Oncology Fellowship is a one to two year fellowship that is divided into a clinical training program in advanced thoracic surgery, and a clinical research training program that is tailored to the research interests of the applicant.

Finally, our thoracic surgery research laboratory is focused on novel therapeutics to thoracic malignancies and offers post-graduate positions for training in basic and translational laboratory research.

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