Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine


Advanced Cardiac Surgery Fellowship


This 12-month fellowship on the adult cardiac surgery service at Northwestern Memorial Hospital offers the full complement of adult cardiac surgery with a focus on complex valve surgery and heart failure, including the surgical treatment of atrial fibrillation. The institution annually performs approximately 500 valve and over 100 MAZE surgeries (both concomitant and stand-alone procedures). Since more than 150 of these are mitral valve repairs, this experience also provides the fellow with proficiency in repairing all forms of complex mitral pathology. In addition, we offer experience in percutaneous and trans-apical aortic valve replacement.

The other focus is on surgery for congestive heart failure. This includes ventricular assist devices and heart transplantation, as well as complex conventional surgery on low EF patients. In addition, the program is participating in several trials with innovative therapies and devices for patients with end-stage heart disease. Clinical research opportunities are also available.


This one-year program is available for individuals seeking additional training in cardiac surgery who have completed a United States, board-approved training program in cardiac surgery and are eligible for medical licensure in the State of Illinois. This is a 12-month experience on the adult cardiac surgery service at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

Application Process

Please submit curriculum vitae, USMLE results, ECFMG certificate (if applicable), and three reference letters via email to Jennifer Feld at Whenever possible, case logs are encouraged.

This page last updated Dec 12, 2014

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