The Integrated (I-6) Thoracic Surgery Residency

Type A Dissection RepairThe Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University of Virginia together sponsor our nationally recognized academic training program for Thoracic Surgery. The thoracic surgery program has been training physicians in Thoracic Surgery since 1955 when William H. Muller Jr. MD established the program. Since that time, faculty members of the Division have continued the commitment to excellence in preparing physicians for careers in Thoracic surgery, teaching, and research.

The Integrated Thoracic Surgery Residency program at the University of Virginia, approved January 2011, is designed for residents entering directly from medical school for training in cardiothoracic surgery. Upon completion of the program, residents will be eligible for certification by The American Board of Thoracic Surgery. There is one (1) position each year designated for the I-6 program.


Welcome to UVA Cardiothoracic Surgery

Research and Innovation

Many incredible opportunities exist at the University of Virginia to become involved in outcomes, translational, or basic science research. We are currently funded by an NIH T32 training grant that allows our residents to spend dedicated time advancing the field of cardiothoracic surgery through a variety of projects.

Current I-6 Residents

Clinical Curriculum

Our primary focus is on the operative experience of the residents, with early and increasing autonomy for the residents as they gain experience in the preoperative, perioperative and postoperative management of our cardiothoracic surgical patients.

Residents within the integrated program rotate through a variety of services geared toward developing autonomous cardiothoracic surgeons. Through a strong relationship with both General Surgery and Vascular Surgery, our residents develop the necessary technical skills and clinical knowledge applicable to managing patients with surgical thoracic and cardiovascular disease.



I-6 Program Graduates


University of Virginia Graduate Medical Education Office

The University of Virginia has an outstanding office of Graduate Medical Education with robust resources, programs and initiatives including a leading House Staff Council for Diversity and Inclusion. Learn more here about GME support and advocacy during your training at UVA.

Application Info

Applications to our program are accepted through Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS AAMC).