Cardiothoracic Surgery (CTS) Residency
The University of Kansas CT surgery residency accepts one resident per year to our three year ACGME-approved program that leads to Board eligibility. This progressive, high volume training curriculum provides intensive exposure to all facets of cardiothoracic surgery, including robotic mitral valve repair and hybrid cardiac revascularization, heart failure and ECMO, catheter-based skills including TEVAR and percutaneous aortic and pulmonary valve replacement within our state-of-the-art hybrid room, VATS and robotic lobectomy, and minimally invasive esophagectomy procedures. The aforementioned services, in conjunction with seven physician assistants and two advanced practice nurses allow the program to deliver world class patient care without sacrificing the human needs of trainees or patients.
In addition, U .S. News & World Report has ranked our heart surgery program on its Best Hospitals lists for six consecutive years. The current list ranks our program at No. 23 of the nation's top 50. Thomson Reuters has named The University of Kansas Hospital one of the nation's 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals for 2012.