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Featured Resident Articles

July 15, 2008
I have recently completed my cardiothoracic and vascular surgery (CTVS) residency. It not only taught me the techniques and art of surgery but also enriched me spiritually.
March 17, 2008
Being a surgeon is one of those things that you just know is right. You ask lots of questions, you ponder the possibilities, and then one day it just hits you--there is nowhere else you would rather be than the OR and nothing else you would rather do than operate.
January 10, 2008
At the spring 2006 AATS meeting in Philadelphia I had a chance to catch up with my former colleague, Dr. Leslie Kohman. We spoke for an hour, mostly catching up on mutual friends, until our conversation drifted to the future. Leslie had just made the decision to close the thoracic residency at Syracuse due to many factors.
August 14, 2007
I’m not that old, you understand, but something put me in a reflective mood as I thought about you beginning your new practice. I have, in fact, toiled in the vineyards for twenty-some years and have experienced academic, private practice, and large clinic settings. So here goes.
May 25, 2007
We are pleased to present to our readers an exchange of letters (in the modern format of emails) between a fourth-year medical student from Singapore and one of our most distinguished senior cardiothoracic surgeons.
March 13, 2007
To be reading this, you either already are or are on the way to becoming a cardiothoracic surgeon. Career choice is no longer an issue. The important concern going forward on your career pathway is the quality of your life, both in its professional and personal aspects.
January 22, 2007
When I was asked to write a statement on why I chose to become a Cardiothoracic Surgeon, that request resulted in setting aside some time for deep reflection and thought.
December 20, 2006
All of us look back with fondness upon the golden years of cardiothoracic surgery, when surgical pioneers attempted and succeeded in performing daring operations and pushing the realm of the possible. The birth of our specialty was one of the most exciting times in the history of medicine.
November 12, 2006
This essay is the product of a request, and represents no small creative struggle on my part—the struggle being what will I write that may be useful, meaningful and provide insight to others about my professional life.
August 16, 2006
I’m really happy to have this opportunity to communicate with current Thoracic Surgery Residents--those in programs at this time, as well as those matched to residency positions for the upcoming year.

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