Why UT Southwestern?

The department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic surgery appreciates that there are many quality Thoracic Surgery fellowships for applicants to apply to and pursue. We think that UT Southwestern is one of the best.

Work-Life Balance

Thoracic Surgery fellows and their families
Thoracic Surgery fellows and their families

The Thoracic Fellowship program leadership understands the value and importance of the balance between your training as a cardiovascular and thoracic surgeon and your home and personal life. Our trainees and their families enjoy their off time as much as they enjoy being in the operating room and caring for patients.

World Class Distinction for Excellence

UT Southwestern was ranked as the #1 hospital in the Dallas Fort Worth metroplex in the 2021-2022 U.S. News and World Report for the fifth consecutive year. Our cardiology and heart surgery program was ranked #11 in the nation and, out pulmonology and lung surgery service was ranked #22 in the nation.

Diverse Opportunities

  • Over 150 training programs
  • Annual cumulative patient volume: 435,000
  • Cumulative patient beds: 1,600
  • State of the art clinical facilities
  • Faculty who are leaders in their field