The cardiothoracic fellowship program is centered on the clinical service at Temple University Hospital, but also encompasses experiences at Temple University Hospital – Jeanes Campus (community cardiac surgical program), Fox Chase Cancer Center (advanced thoracic oncology), and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (pediatric cardiac).
Experience with the full spectrum of cardiac surgical techniques is provided including traditional revascularization and open valve surgery, percutaneous valve placements (aortic and mitral), endovascular thoracic stent procedures, pulmonary thromboendarterectomies, VAD placements, total artificial heart support, and heart and / or lung transplantation. Currently Temple is one of the busiest lung transplant centers in the northeastern United States completing roughly 70 to 80 transplants per year. A similar number of patients are treated annually with ECMO for either surgical or medical indications. All of the program’s faculty are certified and provide instruction in advanced perioperative transesophageal echocardiography.