Thoracic Surgery Fellowship
The Thoracic Surgery Fellowship at Houston Methodist Hospital is a two-year Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)-approved Thoracic Surgery training program (ACGME ID 4604800125) organized under the directorship of Ross M. Reul, MD. The fellowship is a traditional program that accepts one surgeon each year following completion of an ACGME-accredited General Surgery Residency. We offer a comprehensive, personalized mentorship program to guide motivated and talented surgeons to become future leaders in the field of Thoracic Surgery. As the largest hospital in the Texas Medical Center, Houston Methodist Hospital provides a high volume, immensely diverse cardiothoracic patient population and has been ranked the #1 hospital in Texas for the past 9 years and #12 nationally in 2020 in Cardiology & Heart Surgery by US News and World Report.
Following completion of the two-year program, the fellow is expected to have achieved a broad base of knowledge and skills concerning the preoperative, operative, and post operative care of the cardiothoracic surgery patient. The fellow is expected to be proficient and knowledgeable in the indications and the technical skills to perform procedures requiring traditional open and catheter-based technology. The fellow is expected to demonstrate the ability to critique personal practice outcomes and to apply self-directed life-long learning in the practice of Thoracic Surgery.