The University of Michigan Congenital Heart Surgery Fellowship
The University of Michigan Congenital Heart Surgery Fellowship is under the direction of Dr. Richard G. Ohye, Section Head of the Division of Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgery. The field of congenital heart surgery has been recently recognized by the ACGME as a separate subspecialty. The University of Michigan Congenital Heart Center (MCHC) has a long history of training congenital heart surgeons, and was one of the first programs to receive approval by the ACGME.
The MCHC is one of the highest volume centers in the United States. As such we are uniquely positioned to train the next generation of congenital heart surgeons. At C. S. Mott Children's Hospital, we perform approximately 500-600 open-heart operations, 900 total cases, 10,000 echocardiograms and 600 heart catheterizations each year. This volume allows the trainee to typically perform between 200-250 cases per year as surgeon. These cases include a wide variety of complex congenital open cardiac repairs, including Norwood operations and arterial switch operations. We also have an active cardiac cardiopulmonary transplantation and assist device program, in which the Fellow will participate.
Our Pediatric Cardiology colleagues are also closely involved in the training of the Fellow. We have a dedicated pediatric cardiothoracic intensive care unit (PCTU), an active cardiac catheterization lab, including a progressive hybrid program, a specialized cardiac MRI group, and a busy echocardiography service. The Fellow spends structured time on each of these services, enhancing their knowledge and experience.
Fellowship Training Activities
Board certification eligibility upon fellowship completion: Congenital Cardiac Surgery
For detailed program information please go to the Pediatric Cardiac Surgery website.