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 initial 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 the highest in New Jersey and among the highest nationally.

We also offer comprehensive treatment for heart failure and end-stage lung disease including heart and lung transplantation and ventricular assist devices.

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.

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