Department of Surgery

Cardiovascular Surgery Fellowship

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Dr. Joseph S. Coselli and Kim I. de la Cruz perform a TAAA repair in Beijing.

About the Program


The Baylor College of Medicine Cardiovascular Surgery Fellowship program is a one-year Texas Medical Board approved program (TMB #503-48-05-45). The program may be extended to a second year as determined by the program director, Dr. Charles Hallman. Trainees will gain extensive clinical and didactic education and training in Cardiovascular conditions affecting adult patients, which includes diagnostics, operative treatment, and postsurgical management at an institution internationally renowned for its excellence in treating patients with the full spectrum of these conditions. Fellows should expect to increase their knowledge, experience, and technical skills in cardiovascular surgery, with the goal of returning to medical/surgical practice for the betterment of medical care worldwide. View a list of Cardiothoracic Surgery faculty.


Program Objectives


Trainees will learn and thoroughly perform the proper preoperative and postoperative assessments of patients with major cardiovascular abnormalities. They will develop expertise in understanding cardiothoracic and vascular pathology and interpretation of diagnostic studies and learn to perform skillfully as an assistant or surgeon in a gamut of cardiovascular procedures. There are also ample opportunities to participate in research projects within the program.

Residents and practicing surgeons who have completed their General Surgery training and desire to further their experience in Cardiovascular surgery will be eligible to apply for the program. 

For more information contact the Surgery Education office at 713-798-6078 or email

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