Thoracic Surgery Residency Program
Welcome. The University of Utah’s Thoracic Surgery Residency Program is collegial, flexible, and dedicated to producing well-trained, clinically adept cardiothoracic surgeons. We appreciate your interest and look forward to sharing information about our program with you.
The University of Utah Thoracic Surgery Residency program involves a
About Our Program
The Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery offers a
The Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency Program has been approved by the ACGME Thoracic Residency Review Committee since April 1971. The last site visit was in January 2010 and at that time the program was given the maximum
Thomas Varghese Jr, MD, MS, is the director of the thoracic residency training program. Dr. Varghese is responsible for the direction and content of the residency training program as mandated by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. He is also responsible for the overall direction and supervision of the residents’ clinical, academic, and research activities.
The future of Cardiothoracic surgical education, delivered today.
We provide comprehensive education to every Cardiothoracic trainee and shape the future of cardiothoracic surgical education through innovation and discovery.
Our Methods To Deliver These Are:
- A structured approach to evaluating the competency of all residents and fellows
- Providing clinical learning environments characterized by excellence in clinical care, safety and professionalism
- Faculty who are motivated to perform at the highest level of competency and professionalism to deliver the best in patient care and the best in cardiothoracic surgical education
- Teaching of the fundamentals in Cardiothoracic Surgery through intentional, individualized professional development of residents and fellows to help them achieve specialty specific proficiency prior to graduation
- Preparing Residents and Fellows to become Attendings who place the needs and well-being of patients first.