Cardiothoracic Surgery

The two-year cardiothoracic surgery fellowship at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center (NBIMC) is currently designed as a cardiac-track program. We have recently been approved by the ACGME for continued accreditation. Our general thoracic surgery department is growing expeditiously and we plan to have a thoracic-track available in the near future.

Our residency provides a wide-spectrum of adult cardiac surgical interventions including: CABG, valve replacement, minimally invasive cardiac surgery, off-pump coronary bypass, surgical ablation for atrial fibrillation and congenital heart surgery. Our TAVR program volume is among the highest in New Jersey and nationally. We also perform the entire spectrum of structural heart interventions such as Watchman, Angiovac, MitraClip, Aortic and Mitral Valve-in-Valve procedures.

We also offer comprehensive treatment for heart failure and end-stage lung disease including heart and lung transplantation, ventricular assist devices, and we have a busy VV and VA ECMO service.

At present a three-month rotation at the end of the first year is dedicated solely to general thoracic and esophageal surgery at The Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio, to enhance the resident’s experience and fulfill case requirements for graduation. Because of increasing volume with wide range of thoracic procedures, starting from 2021, we intend to have the thoracic component of training at SBMC and NBIMC with no need to have Cleveland Clinic rotation.

At the completion of the residency program, residents will have a broad experience and demonstrate proficiency in all clinical aspects of cardiothoracic surgery.