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Thoracic Surgery Fellowship

The three-year, ACGME-accredited Thoracic Surgery Fellowship at Northwestern has been training leaders in thoracic surgery since 1976. The goal of the program is to produce excellent cardiac and thoracic surgeons by combining intensive operative experience in core cardiac and thoracic surgical procedures with high-volume exposure to cutting-edge techniques and technologies, including endovascular aortic surgery, robotic surgery, interventional airway procedures, state-of-the-art ventricular assist devices and transplantation.

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Chris Malaisrie, MD

Chris Malaisrie, MD

Program Director

Faculty Profile

Hemali Shah

Program Coordinator

hemali.shah( at )nm.org

312-926-5136

Housestaff Training at McGaw


McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University offers exceptional training experiences at nationally ranked hospitals and fosters a culture of diversity, innovation and excellence.

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Why Northwestern?


Learn more about the benefits of training at a world-class academic medical center in a diverse and vibrant city of Chicago. Further program details, including the Department of Medicine housestaff manual and a sample training contract, are available on our McGaw Medical Center Graduate Education site.

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Current Fellows

Mickyas Eskender, MD

Mickyas Eskender, MD

Undergrad: Ohio State University
MD: 
University of Cincinnati
Residency: Northwestern University

Christopher Johnson, MD

Christopher Johnson, MD

Undergrad: University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
MD: 
Boston University School of Medicine
Residency: Inova Fairfax Medical Campus/Inova Fairfax Hospital for Children

Graduated Fellows

Stephen Chiu, MD

Undergrad: University of California, Berkeley
MD: 
University of Arizona College of Medicine
Residency: Northwestern University

Completed Fellowship: 2022

Anthony B. Mozer, MD

MD: University of Louisville School of Medicine
Residency: East Carolina University/Vidant Medical Center

Completed Fellowship: 2021

Austin Ward, MD

MD: University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Residency: 
University of Kentucky College of Medicine

Completed Fellowship: 2020

Jonathan Tomasko, MD

MD: Albany Medical College
Residency: 
Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Completed Fellowship: 2018

Bryan Stanifer, MD

MD: Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University
Residency: 
Dartmouth - Hitchcock Memorial Hospital

Completed Fellowship: 2017

Andrei Churyla, MD

MD: Gomel State Medical University
Residency: 
Berkshire Medical Center

Completed Fellowship: 2016

Emily Cassidy, MD

MD:  Louisiana State University
Residency:
Morristown Memorial Hospital

Completed Fellowship: 2015

Travis Abicht, MD

MD: University of Kansas
Residency: 
University of Kansas

Completed Fellowship: 2013

Joshua Kindelan, MD

MD: Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
Residency: 
National Capital Consortium

Completed Fellowship: 2012

Chadrick Cross, MD

MD: University of Illinois - Chicago
Residency: 
Baylor College of Medicine

Completed Fellowship: 2011

Umraan S. Ahmad, MD

MD: University of Missouri - Kansas City
Residency: 
Kansas University Medical Center

Completed Fellowship: 2010

Hyde Russell, MD

MD: Wake Forest University
Residency: 
University of Chicago

Completed Fellowship: 2009

Daren Danielson, MD

MD: University of Minnesota
Residency: 
Hennepin County Medical Center

Completed Fellowship: 2008

Gyu Gang, MD

MD: Johns Hopkins University
Residency: 
University Hospitals - Ohio

Completed Fellowship: 2007

Duc Thinh Pham, MD

MD: University of North Carolina
Residency: 
University of North Carolina

Completed Fellowship: 2006

Deemy Rekkas, MD

MD: University of Florida
Residency: 
University of Illinois - Chicago

Completed Fellowship: 2005

Robert Stewart, MD

MD: Northwestern University
Residency: 
Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital

Completed Fellowship: 2004

Alberto De Hoyos, MD

MD: Facultad de Medicina, University Autonoma de Nuevo Leon
Residency: 
University of Nevada

Completed Fellowship: 2003

Matthew Blum, MD

MD: Johns Hopkins University
Residency: 
Vanderbilt University

Completed Fellowship: 2002

Peter Jensen, MD

MD: University of Utah School of Medicine
Residency: 
University of Vermont

Completed Fellowship: 2001

Hao Kenith Fang, MD

MD: University of Illinois Chicago
Residency: 
Cook County Hospital

Completed Fellowship: 2000

Neal Hillman, MD

MD: University of Colorado School of Medicine
Residency: 
University of California - David East Bay

Completed Fellowship: 1999

Michael Frank, MD

MD: Indiana University
Residency: 
Northwestern University

Completed Fellowship: 1998

Paul Levy, MD

MD: Wayne State University
Residency: 
University of Illinois Chicago

Completed Fellowship: 1997

Ronald Curran, MD

MD: Rush University
Residency: 
University of Pittsburgh

Completed Fellowship: 1996

Medhat Takla, MD

MD: Duke University
Residency: 
Northwestern University

Completed Fellowship: 1995

Kerry Pappe, MD

MD: University of Texas Health Science Center - Dallas
Residency: 
University of Utah

Completed Fellowship: 1994

John Fetter, MD

MD: Rush Medical College of Rush University
Residency: 
Naval Hospital Oakland

Completed Fellowship: 1993

William Bradshaw, MD

MD: New York Medical College
Residency: 
Rutgers Health/St. Barnabas Medical Center

Completed Fellowship: 1992

Tim Votapka, MD

MD: University of Kansas
Residency: 
University of Kansas

Completed Fellowship: 1991

Pat Pappas, MD

MD: University of Illinois Chicago
Residency: 
Northwestern University

Completed Fellowship: 1990

Christopher Cua, MD

MD: Indiana University Medical Center
Residency: 
University of Massachusetts Medical School

Completed Fellowship: 1989

Mark Metzdorff, MD

MD: University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Residency: 
Oregon Health and Sciences University

Completed Fellowship: 1988

Carl Backer, MD

MD: Mayo Medical School
Residency: 
Northwestern University

Completed Fellowship: 1987

Gregory Lockhart, MD

MD: University of Missouri - Columbia
Residency: 
Washington University in St. Louis

Completed Fellowship: 1986

Marleta Reynolds, MD

MD: Tulane University
Residency: 
Tulane University

Completed Fellowship: 1985

Vincent Kucich, MD

MD: State University of New York Downstate Health Sciences University
Residency: 
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Completed Fellowship: 1984

Joe LoCicero, MD

MD: Tulane University
Residency: 
Tulane University

Completed Fellowship: 1983

Hassan Rastegar, MD

MD: Shiraz University of Medical Sciences
Residency: 
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Completed Fellowship: 1982

Renee Hartz, MD

MD: Northwestern University
Residency: 
Northwestern University

Completed Fellowship: 1981

Jim Frederiksen, MD

MD:Harvard University
Residency: 
Peter Bent Brigham Hospital

Completed Fellowship: 1980

Robert Gordon, MD

MD: Northwestern University
Residency: 
Northwestern University

Completed Fellowship: 1979

Physician-Scientist Training & Resources

We offer a wide range of resources, mentorship opportunities and formal training programs to help our residents and fellows excel as physician-scientists. Explore all of the resources and hear from housestaff who are making research a major part of their career development plans.

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