Welcome and thank you for your interest in our Cardiovascular and Thoracic fellowship program! Our program began in 2001 with two positions and since then has grown to four ACGME accredited positions. We offer a one-year training period with full exposure to complex aortic, cardiac, valvular, transplant, thoracic, vascular and endovascular surgery. Fellows rotate between Memorial Hermann Hospital – Heart and Vascular Institute (HVI) and Methodist Hospital – DeBakey Heart and Vascular Center. Both locations offer excellent clinical exposure under the supervision of board certified, fellowship-trained faculty. The table below represents our case volumes during the past year.
|Pump Cases||Coronary Artery Bypass||Valves||Aortic Cases including TAA||Thoracic Cases||Heart Transplant||Lung Transplant||LVAD||TAVR|
We pride ourselves in the comprehensive care we are able to provide for our high acuity patients. U.S. News & World Report has recognized both hospitals nationally as best hospitals for cardiology and heart surgery.
All heart surgeries receive an intraoperative TEE examination at both locations. Fellows will exceed TEE numbers needed to apply for National Board of Echocardiography Diplomate status. Upon completion of the year, fellows will be expected to sit for the Advanced Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography Exam.