The ACGME-accredited Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgical Fellowship of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston (CHOA), Emory University Hospital (EUH), and the Emory University School of Medicine is a twelve-month program offering extensive experience in preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative management of the full spectrum of pediatric and adult congenital cardiothoracic pathophysiology.
CHOA's pediatric cardiac surgical practice is extremely active, performing approximately 900 operations per year. As the senior member of the house staff team, the congenital cardiac fellow is supported by physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and an Emory thoracic surgery resident. The abundance of cases combined with the availability of two operating rooms per day ensures that the fellow will have ample opportunity for a robust surgical experience.
EUH's adult congenital cardiac surgical practice is one of largest programs of its type in the country and continues to grow. The service operates on Thursdays and performs 50-75 operations per year. The patients' daily perioperative care is provided by Emory thoracic residents, and residents and congenital cardiac surgery fellows share the work in the OR.
Despite the extremely competitive nature of the national job market in pediatric cardiothoracic surgery, many of Emory's recent graduates have secured positions at such institutions as the University of Virginia, Emory University, Rainbow Babies, Methodist San Antonio, Dallas Fort Worth, Onnasis Heart Institute, Medical College of Georgia, Sanger Heart and Vascular Institute, Connecticut Children's Hospital, University of Florida, and Texas Children's Hospital.
For the application process and timeline, please visit the Thoracic Surgery Directors Association.