Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship

Message from the Director

Message from the Director -

The Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship program is a comprehensive two year fellowship program. The five board certified faculty run a busy service that covers the gamut of CT surgery procedures. The first year focuses on thoracic surgery and pediatric cardiothoracic surgery (with Dr. Jack Meyers) and the second year focuses on adult cardiac surgery including heart failure surgery, valvular surgery, aortic surgery, CABG and cardiac transplantation. Trainees can expect to perform at least 350 operations as primary surgeon, and participate in an extensive ventricular assist device and artificial heart program.  In the Penn State Hershey Heart and Vascular Institute, the opportunity to experience other treatment modalities is encouraged.


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Name of Conference (teaching round, seminar, journal club, etc.) Frequency(weekly, monthly, etc.) Mandatory or Elective Individual(s) or Department Responsible for Organization of Sessions
Cardiothoracic Teaching Conference Three times a month Mandatory  
Cardiothoracic Mortality and Morbidity Once a month Mandatory Dr. Walter E. Pae, Jr.
Pediatric Cardiothoracic Conference Once a month attendance for Jr. resident but held weekly Mandatory/Jr. Resident Dr. John Myers
CORE Competency Once a month performed online Mandatory GME Committee
General Thoracic Conference Once a week Mandatory/Jr. Resident Dr. David B. Campbell
Multidisciplinary Journal Club Quarterly Mandatory Dr. Edward R. Stephenson
Pediatric Research Conference Once a month Elective Dr. Akif Undar
Artificial Organs Research Conference Once a week Elective Dr. Gerson Rosenberg
Surgical Grand Rounds/Trauma Grand Rounds Once a month Elective Dr. Peter Dillon
Heart Failure/ Transplant Conference Once a week Elective Dr. John Boehmer

Dr. Walter Pae

  • Program Director, CT Surgery Program
  • Penn State Hershey Heart and Vascular Institute


Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship
Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
H165  Box 850
500 University Drive
Hershey, PA  17033
Voice:  717-531-8329
Fax:      717-531-3664