Residency Program

The University of Louisville’s Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency program is approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) as a two-year clinical program with one resident per year. Residents receive training in adult and pediatric cardiovascular and thoracic surgery.

Requirements

Successful completion of a five-year General Surgery residency program in an ACGME-approved site in the United States.

Foreign candidates must be certified by the Education Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates and have a J1 visa. They must be ABS certified or eligible, and they must be eligible for a Kentucky State Medical License.

The Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure uses the Federation Credentials Verification Service (FCVS). For licensing information please visit the Kentucky Medical Board’s website.

The Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery is an academic department of the School of Medicine at the University of Louisville. The program has 13 faculty members who perform over 1500 major operations each year, including adult cardiac, pediatric cardiac, and lung procedures. Training is offered in advanced treatments such as minimally invasive techniques (including the Da Vinci Xi Robotic System) and cardiac assist devices.

Our program offers residents concentrated training at two outstanding facilities, both conveniently located on the UofL Health Science Campus: Jewish Hospital and Norton Children's Hospital. These opportunities include concentrated experience in complex adult cardiac surgery, heart failure intervention, ventricular assist devices, adult and pediatric heart transplantation, lung transplantation, thoracic and minimally invasive thoracic surgery, congenital heart surgery and structural heart procedures like TAVR (transcatheter aortic valve replacement) and MitraClip®.

Length of Program: Two years

Positions Available: One residency a year at the PGY-6 level.

Start Date: August 1

Applications must be submitted using ERAS.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Completion of five years of training in General Surgery
  • Board Eligible in General Surgery

Application Requirements

  • Personal statement/cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Three letters of recommendation from faculty members familiar with your training
  • Official transcripts from medical school
  • Copies of your General Surgery in-training examination reports
  • Photo ID

Application Timeline

Applications for appointment year 2022 open on December 1, 2021. Please submit application materials through the National Resident Matching Program at the link provided. http://www.nrmp.org/fellowships/thoracic-surgery/ Candidates invited to interview will be contacted via ERAS in early January 2022 after all applications are reviewed.

Contact

For more information contact:

Wende Elkins
Residency Coordinator 
Phone: 502-588-7659
E-mail:  

Brad Ceremuga, D.O.
Chief Fellow
Residency: Spartanburg Health System, South Carolina
bradley.ceremuga@louisville.edu

Emeka Ndubisi, M.D.
Junior Fellow
Residency: Emory University School of Medicine, Georgia

Kelsey Hoidal, M.D.

Joining the department August 2022

Residency: Banner University Medical Center, Arizona

 

 

Caitlin Griffin, M.D.

Joining the department August 2023

Residency: University of Louisville, Kentucky

Brian Bateson, D.O.

 

 

 

 

 Brian Bateson, D.O.

2019-2021

Now: Seattle Children's Hospital, Washington

 

 

 

 




 



Kirill Zakharov, D.O.

2018-2020

Now: Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Sparrow Health System, Michigan

 

 

 

 

                                 
                           








Katy Marino
, M.D.

2017-2019

Now: Thoracic Surgeon, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Arkansas

 

 

 

 



  




Christina Glenn, M.D.

2016-2018

Now: Thoracic & General Surgeon, University of Michigan Health -West, Michigan