Advanced Coronary Surgery Fellow

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai St. Luke's
Date Posted: June 3, 2019

Mount Sinai St. Luke's is accepting applications for the Advanced Coronary Surgery Fellowship for the 2021-2022 academic year beginning on July 1, 2021. This fellowship is designed to train individuals in all aspects of state-of-the-art surgical coronary revascularization. It is a one-year, non-ACGME fellowship, which follows 6-8 years of formal Cardiovascular/Cardiothoracic Surgery education. Advanced Coronary Surgery fellows are expected to have full experience in all areas of general Cardiovascular Surgery prior to starting the fellowship. The ultimate goal of the Advanced Coronary Surgery training program is to teach the requisite cognitive and technical knowledge of state-of-the-art CABG in all its forms, varieties and complexities. This includes indications and contraindications for the procedures, pre and post procedure care, management of complications, and analysis and interpretation of the hemodynamic, radiographic and angiographic data. The Fellow is expected to become fully proficient in performing all aspects of surgical coronary revascularization, such as the harvest of multiple arterial conduits, deployment of multiple arteries in complex arterial revascularization of the coronary circulation, proficiency in intraoperative Doppler graft assessment and ultrasonic imaging assessment of coronary conduits/anastomoses, mastery of techniques for cardiopulmonary bypass as they apply to CABG, the appropriate use of saphenous vein conduits, minimizing aortic manipulation during both on-pump and off-pump CABG, techniques to minimize mortality/morbidity/infection during CABG, minimally invasive techniques for CABG, robotic-assisted CABG, and Hybrid Coronary Revascularization. The Fellow is also expected to perform clinical research related to surgical coronary revascularization and to write articles in this field. Each Fellow will be assigned one or two clinical research projects to be completed during the fellowship year. These will involve quasi-independent work under close supervision of the Program Director, other faculty members of the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery at MSSL and their extramural collaborators. Candidates for the Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Fellowship in Advanced Coronary Surgery will be graduates of a U.S. integrated 6-year or traditional 5+2 year or traditional 5+3 year training program in Cardiothoracic Surgery who are committed to learning the skills and techniques of Advanced Coronary Surgery in order to develop a specialty practice in Coronary Surgery. A candidate who will be hired back to the institution in which he/she trained and who has the support of his/her Department Chair to spend this year focused on advanced coronary skills would also be ideal. Applicants should be board-eligible in the U.S.; however, International Medical Graduates are encouraged to apply.

How To Apply

Please submit via email in PDF format: your current CV, letter of intent specifying your interest in the fellowship, three current letters of recommendation, USMLE scores (Steps 1, 2CK, 2CS, 3), Thoracic Surgery In-Training Exam scores, ABSITE scores, medical school diploma, ECFMG certificate, and visa status to Education Manager, LaVerne Powell. Applicants must be eligible for a NY State Limited Permit or NY State Medical License. Please ask your letter writers to address letters of recommendation to John Puskas, MD, Chairman and Program Director, Department of Cardiovascular Surgery.

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