Welcome to the home page of Resident Education in Thoracic Surgery. Our resident education curriculum in thoracic surgery is a three-year program which includes training in thoracic surgery, cardiac surgery and congenital cardiac surgery. Two new residents are appointed each year. This provides a balanced training curriculum with the full spectrum of cardiac and thoracic surgical problems seen during the three-year program of study.
We invite you to explore these pages and hope you find them as helpful resources for those interested in Thoracic Surgery at Vanderbilt.
Joe B. Putnam, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S.
Program Director, Resident Education in Thoracic Surgery
Chairman, Department of Thoracic Surgery
Ingram Professor of Surgery
Professor, Department of Biomedical Informatics