Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Department of Surgery

Pediatric Congenital Cardiac Surgery Fellowship Program

The congenital cardiothoracic surgery fellow participates in all aspects of preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative care of surgical patients with graded levels of responsibility depending on their clinical training and expertise. Management of all postoperative patients is under the direction of the congenital heart surgery fellow with supervision by the responsible faculty surgeon, however, a collaborative approach to management is practiced in our Regenstein Cardiac Care Unit, where attending cardiologists are double-boarded in pediatric cardiology and critical care.  All decisions regarding patient management are ultimately made and/or approved by the patient’s attending CV surgeon.

Learn more about the program below.

Program Director

Carl Backer, MD

Carl Lewis Backer, MD

Contact Us

Melanie Gevitz
Program Coordinator

Housestaff Research Portal

Feinberg has the infrastructure and resources to assist McGaw trainees interested in conducting scientific research. Visit our Housestaff Research Portal to learn more.