Independent ACGME Thoracic Fellowship Program

Our Independent two-year ACGME Thoracic Fellowship Program was first accredited in 1962 and provides exposure to a particularly large volume of thoracic and cardiac cases, covering the complete spectrum of cardiovascular and thoracic surgery in an academic setting. The program prepares applicants who have successfully completed an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) accredited, five-year, general surgery residency program for certification by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery (ABTS) in the General Thoracic Pathway. The two-year program runs in parallel with an Integrated 6-year ACGME Accredited Thoracic Residency Program.

The primary goals of the Departments of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery are excellence in patient care, teaching, and research. The training program produces surgeons who will provide outstanding specialized, comprehensive care to patients undergoing general thoracic and cardiovascular surgery, and who will fully participate in the rapid expansion of minimally invasive general thoracic surgery and complex cardiovascular surgery as clinical and academic leaders.

The Mount Sinai Health System combines the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and seven nearby hospital campuses in the greater New York metropolitan area, as well as a large, regional ambulatory footprint. The Mount Sinai Hospital is the main campus—situated in the Upper East Side of Manhattan between Central Park and Park Avenue—and serves the diverse populations of the Upper East Side, Upper West Side, Harlem, and Queens.

Led by Dr. David H. Adams, the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery at Mount Sinai is among the most experienced and highest volume centers in the country, managing over 2,000 cardiac surgery cases annually. The attending staff consists of experts in their respective fields who prioritize training residents.

Led by Dr. Raja Flores, the Department of Thoracic Surgery at Mount Sinai is one of the most dynamic and progressive thoracic surgery programs in New York City. The department prioritizes a multidisciplinary approach to thoracic disease, incorporating open and minimally invasive techniques integrated with comprehensive oncology and interventional radiology services.

How to Apply

Please refer to the Electronic Residency Application service (ERAS) website beginning in September.

Education Manager, LaVerne Powell, can answer inquiries, and our current residents are available to answer questions. Contact LaVerne Powell via email at or by phone at (212) 659-6864.