Advanced Coronary Surgery Fellow (Non-ACGME)
We have one position available starting July 1, 2019. We are also accepting applications for two positions starting July 1, 2020. Please specify which year you are applying for. Thank you. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
The Advanced Coronary Surgery Fellowship at Mount Sinai St. Luke's (MSSL) is designed to train an individual in all aspects of state-of-the-art surgical coronary revascularization. It is a one-year fellowship after formal 6-8 year cardiovascular/cardiothoracic surgery education and expects Advanced Coronary Surgery fellows to have full experience in all areas of general cardiovascular surgery prior to starting the Advanced Coronary Surgery fellowship. The ultimate goal of the Advanced Coronary Surgery training program is to teach the requisite cognitive and technical knowledge of state-of-the-art CABG in all its forms, varieties and complexities. This includes indications and contraindications for the procedures, pre- and post-procedure care, management of complications, and analysis and interpretation of the hemodynamic, radiographic and angiographic data. The cardiac surgery operating rooms and cardiac surgery ICU at MSSL provide an excellent platform for the teaching of the core knowledge bases of coronary anatomy, pathology, physiology, and pathophysiology that should be possessed by all dedicated coronary surgical specialists.
The progress of the Advanced Coronary Surgery Fellowship is monitored on a daily/weekly basis during the entire year by the Program Director/Chairman and the Fellow is expected to become fully proficient in performing all aspects of surgical coronary revascularization, such as the harvest of multiple arterial conduits, deployment of multiple arteries in complex arterial revascularization of the coronary circulation, proficiency in intraoperative Doppler graft assessment and ultrasonic imaging assessment of coronary conduits/anastomoses, mastery of techniques for cardiopulmonary bypass as they apply to CABG, the appropriate use of saphenous vein conduits, minimizing aortic manipulation during both on-pump and off-pump CABG, techniques to minimize mortality/morbidity/infection during CABG, minimally invasive techniques for CABG, robotic-assisted CABG, Hybrid Coronary Revascularization. The Advanced Coronary Fellow will scrub with the Program Director and other faculty cardiac surgeons on a routine basis, typically multiple times weekly, and be under the direct tutelage of the Program Director. The Fellow is expected to adopt the collaborative Heart Team culture of Mount Sinai Heart at Mount Sinai Saint Luke’s and interact with all faculty/staff in the Departments of Cardiovascular Surgery and Cardiology and throughout the hospital respectfully and collaboratively. The Fellow is also expected to perform clinical research related to surgical coronary revascularization and to write articles in this field. Each Fellow will be assigned one or two clinical research projects to be completed during the fellowship year. These will involve quasi-independent work under close supervision of the Program Director, other faculty members of the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery at MSSL and their extramural collaborators.
Candidates for the Mount Sinai Saint Luke’s Fellowship in Advanced Coronary Surgery will be graduates of a US integrated 6-year or traditional 5 + 2 year or traditional 5 + 3 year training program in Cardiothoracic Surgery who are committed to learning the skills and techniques of advanced coronary surgery in order to develop a specialty practice in coronary surgery. A candidate who will be hired back to the institution in which he/she trained and who has the support of his/her Chairman to spend this year focused on advanced coronary skills would be ideal. Applicants should be board-eligible in the USA, however, international medical graduates are encouraged to apply.
How To Apply
Applicants must specify the year they are applying for (July 1, 2019 or July 1, 2020) and submit via email their CV, letter of intent, three letters of recommendation, USMLE and ABSITE transcripts, ECFMG certificate, if applicable and visa status to Education Manager, LaVerne Powell. Applicants must be eligible for a NY State Medical License.
For Letter Writers:
John Puskas, MD
Chairman and Program Director
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai St. Luke's Hospital
New York, NY 10025
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