Residency Program Overview



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The training programs in cardiothoracic surgery at Duke University Medical Center are designed to develop academic cardiothoracic surgeons.  We offer a traditional training program and have recently been approved by the ACGME to offer an integrated program.

Traditional Thoracic Surgery Residency Training Program
At the completion of the program, residents will demonstrate proficiency in all clinical aspects of cardiothoracic surgery and will have extensive experience and training in clinical research.
Residents in the integrated program will gain experience in general and vascular surgery, critical care, cardiac anesthesia and cardiac catheterization, as well as in cardiac and thoracic surgery.
Program Leadership
Thomas A. D'Amico, MD
Professor of Surgery
Program Director
Peter K. Smith, MD
Professor, Division Chief
Associate Program Director
Associate Professor of Surgery
Assistant Program Director
Mrs. Honor M. Sanderford
Program Coordinator

Resident Candidate's Guide

For those considering our program, we've prepared a guide to highlight the benefits of training with us (PDF). 

See the achievements of past residents and learn more about the research and faculty who guide the resident experience at Duke Surgery.