Cardiothoracic Surgeon

Ashley Sheko

Background

  • Heart, lungs, esophagus, and major blood vessels of the chest cavity
  • General, Adult, Children

History

  • The First Cardiothoracic procedure was done by Dr. John Gibbon in 1920
  • In 1923, Cuttler performed the first successful open-heart procedure at Peter Bent Brigham Hospital

Famous Cardiothoracic Surgeon

  • Dr, Oz the show host of the Dr. Oz Show
  • Completed Undergraduate at Harvard, and worked at university of Pennsylvania, and the New York Presbyterian
  • Vice chair, and professor of surgery at Universty of Columbia Medical Center

Undergraduate

  • Major
  • Top school

Graduate

  • Specific Courses
  • Tests
  • Top schools
  • Degrees

Internships

  • 1-2 years of an internship
  • Not required
  • Internships are used to broaden your knowledge

Residency

  • 4 years of a general residency
  • 2-3 years of a cardiothoracic residency

Licence

  • To get verified you must pass the USMLE administered by the ABTS

Skills

  • Personal Skills
  • Work Skills
  • Knowledge
  • Work Abilities
  • Work Styles

Daily Work

  • Work Schedule
  • Work Context
  • Work Environment
  • Surgical Group
  • Tasks completed during the day

Income

  • Job Market
  • Job Outlook
  • Number of cardiothoracic surgeons in the USA
  • Salary

Interview