Cardiac Surgery Overview
Welcome to the Division of Cardiac Surgery of the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.
Ranked among the nation's most elite programs by U.S. News & World Report, the Division of Cardiac Surgery at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine's Department of Surgery is widely respected throughout the nation as an innovator and leader. The Division's success is built upon three main areas: clinical care, education, and research.
Through a partnership with the McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, the Division offers both an integrated 6-year accredited residency program as well as a 3-year accredited fellowship program. Moreover, a 1-year fellowship program is available to individuals who have completed a United States, board-certified training program in cardiac surgery.
In addition to the residency and fellowship programs, the Division offers a variety of educational opportunities. These include medical student rotations as well as workshops for visiting cardiac surgeons.
Researchers within the Division and the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute conduct clinical research trials and basic research on all aspects of heart disease. The Clinical Trials Unit of Northwestern was established in 2005 to provide the infrastructure necessary to assist investigators in performing high quality clinical research trials. There are currently nine clinical research trials underway through the Clinical Trials Unit.
The success of our division is a direct result of our hard work and high standards. We hope that you see a reflection of this in our website.
The Division offers comprehensive surgical solutions for a wide range of cardiac diseases. Our services include valve repair, valve replacement, heart transplantation, ventricular assist devices, Maze procedure, Dor procedure, and coronary artery bypass surgery.
This page last updated May 6, 2013