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Heart/Lung Transplants

Discussion in 'Surgery and Surgical Subspecialties' started by AlexRusso, May 2, 2004.

  1. AlexRusso

    AlexRusso Senior Member
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    I was wondering what fellowships do you need to complete to become a heart or heart/lung transplant surgeon? Would you need to do a fellowship in Transplants and in CT, and if so does it matter what order you do them in?

    Also on a slightly different topic..what if you wanted to do padiatric cardiac surgery (i.e. fixing congenital heart defects) what fellowships would you need then? Peds or CT or both and in what order?
     
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    CT fellowship. If you do it at a place that is high volume in transplants, you can become UNOS certified in your program without an additional fellowship. Otherwise, you will need to do another year in a thoracic transplant program to become UNOS certified
     
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    People who religiously or obsessively surf these forums get used to having "silly" or redundant questions asked. They bother me to. But why be so mean? It wasn't a troll-like question or statement.
     
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    As DrDre notes, there is no room on these forums (especially those Moderated by me) for condescension. Anyone, pre-med, med student or beyond is welcome to ask questions. Do they get repetitive? Yes. But that's part of the process. Please do not belittle those who ask genuine questions and those who try and help them. A simple answer will suffice.
     
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    This post wasn't actually done by me. I think I left my account up on my school computers and someone came in and used them early this morning to post this and another post in this subsection. I'm very sorry that I have a$$holes at my school.


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    I trained in an academic center.

    You do gen surg, then CT fellowship. Board certified CT docs can do the transplants. You don't need an additional fellowship. I was standing there in the OR with these guys doing the transplants when i was a resident.


    Why someone would want to do this for a living is beyond me. Its a nightmare practice. Your income will be generated through general CT cases (CABG etc..) and you'll be on call for transplants. There is almost nobody doing H/L transplant full-time...

    TNS
     
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    cooldreams American Mensa Member :)
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    hmm ... remember a time when heart transplants were a thing of fiction?... wonder what it will be like with brain transplants?? ....... :eek: :confused: :scared:
     
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    I have a feeling I'll be around for the first brain transplant. Now, if I could only be a neurosurgeon at that time...
     

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