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Featured Resident Articles
January 19, 2017
A diverse group of surgeons share their unique and inspiring stories regarding what motivated them to pursue a career in cardiothoracic surgery.
August 31, 2016
Joel Dunning interviews CTSNet President and EACTS Secretary General, Pieter Kappetein.
May 8, 2015
Cardiac surgery is at a crossroad. It is the responsibility of the larger cardiac surgical fraternity to reignite the passion shown by the pioneers and succeeding generations of cardiothoracic surgeons.
February 9, 2015
Shanda Blackmon, MD of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, shares a snapshot of what life is like as a general thoracic surgeon.
August 1, 2014
This time lapse video shows a day in the life of cardiac surgeon Navid Madershahian.
January 12, 2012
Know what research you want to do, and nine other pieces of advice for going into academic practice.
January 12, 2012
Check your ego at the door, and nine other pieces of advice for going into private practice.
October 6, 2009
When asked to describe my life, I often reply, “It is organized chaos.” I have a very full life including an academic cardiac surgery clinical practice and a busy family life including a spouse who is an otolaryngologist, a 7-year-old son, and a 3-year-old daughter.
September 9, 2009
This video was filmed from the perspective of a medical student investigating a career in cardiothoracic surgery.
July 28, 2009
Even the most talented musical virtuoso would not play a piece in public without practicing. Yet we ask residents to perform the operative equivalent of a virtuoso performance only after essentially a brief glance at the sheet music.