Pediatric Cardiac Surgery In The Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery

Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Fellowships


Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Clinical Instructorship

The Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Division of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery is seeking a candidate for a non-accredited position for the year July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2016.  The desirable  candidate could be either board eligible or non-board eligible in thoracic surgery. 

Duties will include patient care responsibilities in the preoperative evaluation of patients admitted to the pediatric cardiac surgery service, intraoperative involvement with technical aspects of the surgical repair, and postoperative care both in the intensive care unit and on the ward.  Opportunities for clinical research projects are also available. 

Individuals who have completed a training program in cardiothoracic surgery and are interested in additional training in pediatric cardiac surgery may apply.  Applicant MUST be eligible for a California medical license or exemption.

Interested applicants should send their Curriculum Vitae and three letters of reference to:

Richard Mainwaring, MD
Clinical Professor
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Falk Building
870 Quarry Road
Palo Alto, CA 94304
E-mail:


Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Fellowships

The Division of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery is currently full until July 2016 for the ACGME approved Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Fellowship position. The goal of this fellowship is to prepare candidates for a career in congenital cardiac surgery. Successful completion of the fellowship would confer eligibility for the Pediatric Cardiac Surgery boards.

This fellowship provides an extensive experience in the management of patients with congenital heart disease. There is a programmatic commitment to providing trainees with a broad exposure in intra-operative decision making and the technical aspects of surgical repair. Other responsibilities would include the pre-operative evaluation of patients admitted to the pediatric cardiac surgery service and post-operative care, both in the intensive care unit and ward. Opportunities for clinical research are also potentially available.

Individuals who have completed an accredited training program in cardiothoracic surgery and are interested in additional training in pediatric cardiac surgery should apply. The candidate must be eligible for and maintain a California medical license.

Applicants interested in applying for a July 2016 position should send their curriculum vitae and two or three letters of reference to:

Stephanie Harrington
Residency Coordinator
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Falk Building
870 Quarry Road
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Phone: (650) 721-2552
Email:

Richard Mainwaring, MD
Program Director
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Research Fellowships

Laboratory research opportunities emphasize objective inquiry of pediatric cardiac surgical practices such as cardiopulmonary bypass, circulatory arrest, cerebral perfusion, mechanical support, and fetal cardiac surgery using animal models. Basic science opportunities include programs investigating the fundamental aspects of heart valve tissue engineering supported by the Alex Vibber Endowment, encompassing valve tissue homeostatic biology and mechanobiology of valve cell-matrix interactions as well as the dynamics of cardiac progenitor cells and pathophysiology of thoracic collateral circulation.

If you are interested in lab-based research opportunities, please contact:

R. Kirk Riemer, PhD
Research Lab Director
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Falk Building
870 Quarry Road
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Phone: (650) 723-8958
Fax: (650) 723-9521
E-mail:


The Division of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery in the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the Stanford School of Medicine is located in the San Francisco Bay Area in northern California. For more information about our fellowships and lab-based research opportunities, please contact us.

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