THE DIVISION OF THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY

The Division of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery is an integral arm of general surgery. General Surgery residents are encouraged to become intimately familiar with the performance of cardiac and non-cardiac thoracic surgery, surgery of chest and vascular trauma, peripheral vascular surgery, and other closely related disciplines. This includes understanding the role of invasive and non-invasive testing, doppler ultra-sound techniques, and the expanding roles of angioplasty and thrombolysis.

The division has full-time and adjunct faculty to whom the residents are exposed at Howard and its affiliated hospitals.