Congenital Cardiac Surgery Fellowship

Thoracic Surgery

Under the leadership of Glen Van Arsdell, MD, UCLA offers a 1-year ACGME Accredited Congenital Cardiac Surgery Fellowship.  As one of only twelve elite training programs for congenital heart disease, UCLA’s heart surgery program is a major referral center for children with congenital or acquired heart disease.  Over 400 congenital heart surgeries are performed each year by our pediatric heart surgeons.  UCLA also has one of the largest pediatric heart transplant programs, including complex congenital transplant recipients and adolescent redo heart transplant. During this fellowship, surgeons can be exposed to patients from newborns to older adults with congenital heart disease.

As a fellow, you will take part in Morbidity and Mortality conferences once a week, attend journal clubs, and take part in the congenital teaching conference that has been provided by the Thoracic Surgical Directors Association, TSDA.  Following successful completion of this program, fellows will be board-eligible for Congenital Cardiac Surgery through the ABTS.

For more information, please contact Yazmin Lona.

Heart & Lung Transplant Fellowship

UCLA offers a one-year Heart and Lung Transplantation Fellowship to Board Certified/Board eligible Thoracic Surgeons.  The cardiac transplantation fellow experiences all aspects of heart transplantation, including patient selection, pre-operative and post-operative management, as well as training in harvest and implantation techniques.

Applicants must have completed a general and cardiothoracic surgery fellowship and should apply at least one year in advance of the July 1st start date. A California Medical License is required. Please send curriculum vitae and letter of interest to Yazmin Lona.