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; Eric Griffiths, MD, is the assistant director. 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 educational mission of this Thoracic Surgery Residency Program is to train surgeons to function as independent, competent, ethical practitioners of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery at the highest level of performance expected of a certified specialist. To meet this goal the program provides a large number of diverse adult cardiac, congenital cardiac and general thoracic operative experiences under the supervision of