This 12-month fellowship on the adult cardiac surgery service at Northwestern Memorial Hospital offers the full complement of adult cardiac surgery with a focus on complex valve surgery and heart failure, including the surgical treatment of atrial fibrillation. The institution annually performs approximately 500 valve and over 100 MAZE surgeries (both concomitant and stand-alone procedures). Since more than 150 of these are mitral valve repairs, this experience also provides the fellow with proficiency in repairing all forms of complex mitral pathology. In addition, we offer experience in percutaneous and trans-apical aortic valve replacement.
The other focus is on surgery for congestive heart failure. This includes ventricular assist devices and heart transplantation, as well as complex conventional surgery on low EF patients. In addition, the program is participating in several trials with innovative therapies and devices for patients with end-stage heart disease. Clinical research opportunities are also available.
For more information about the program, please contact Jennifer Feld.