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New ACGME-approved, Thoracic Surgery Residency position "tracked" towards General Thoracic Surgery

The Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Weill Cornell Medicine|NewYork-Presbyterian is pleased to announce a new, ACGME-approved, Thoracic Surgery Residency position "tracked" towards General Thoracic Surgery. This two-year residency program will be effective for start date of July 1, 2013. The program covers all aspects of general thoracic surgery, both benign and malignant, with an emphasis on minimally invasive procedures such a VATS lobectomy/segmentectomy, minimally invasive esophagectomy, and laparascopic foregut surgery. Advanced endoscopic and bronchoscopic techniques such as endomucousal resection, airway stenting, radiofrequency ablation, and navigational bronchoscopy will also be covered. The 2 years will consist of approximately 12 months of General Thoracic rotations and 12 months of Cardiac Surgery rotations, preparing the trainee to sit for the American Board of Thoracic Surgery examination via the General Thoracic Pathway.

Applicants should apply promptly, no later than April 6, 2012. Those interested in starting July 2013 will apply via ERAS and the NRMP in Standard fashion. Please contact Jeannette Torres or Richard Appell at for application details. Program questions can be addressed to Nasser K. Altorki, MD, Professor and Chief Division of Thoracic Surgery,

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