Congenital Cardiac Surgery Fellowship

About the Fellowship

The Heart Institute at Children's Hospital Los Angeles houses the largest congenital heart program on the west coast, including Congenital Cardiac Surgery, Cardiology, Cardiothoracic Transplantation, Cardiac Intensive Care and Cardiac Anesthesia.

The Cardiothoracic Surgery Program has two dedicated Operating Rooms, which are available 24 hours per day, seven days per week. The 24-bed Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit (CTICU) and 21-bed CV Acute cares for all post-operative surgical patients as well as critically ill patients with heart disease.

Learn More about the Training Program

The ACGME accredited program in congenital cardiothoracic surgery (CCS) at Children's Hospital Los Angeles is one year in duration. The purpose of the training program is to train thoracic surgical residents who have completed an ACGME accredited program and further training in congenital cardiothoracic surgery, providing a basis to understand normal and abnormal pediatric cardiovascular conditions and their pathophysiology.

How to Apply

Click here to apply using the TSDA Congenital Cardiac Fellowship Match application, rules and regulations. If you have any questions, please email


Program Fast Facts

ACGME Accredited: Yes
Fellows per year: 1
Application Deadline: September 1
Duration: 1 year
Postgraduate Training Required: Yes
U.S. Citizenship Required: No, but other criteria must be met
Salary Minimum: $85,000
Benefits Include: Health and dental insurance, 14 days paid vacation+ 6 protected sick days, yearly educational stipend, monthly meal stipend, and 401(k) matching up to 3%