Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency & Fellowship Programs

Welcome to the Cardiothoracic Surgery Integrated Training Program at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center.

NYP/Columbia is a nationally recognized, high quality and innovative center with high surgical volume that utilizes advanced techniques and procedures. The Program began in 2010 when the first two residents were accepted. This innovative, accredited program accepts applications for two post graduate positions each year. 

The program utilizes an initially balanced approach to surgical diseases, combining rotations in the General Surgery program with rotations in the cardiac and thoracic specialties, including cardiology interventional cardiology, intensive care, imaging, vascular surgery, acute care surgery and other traditional general surgical blocks. Integrated into this, on an increasing basis, are rotations in both Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery. 

This program represents a unique experience to train in a high volume, innovative, major academic and clinical institution. Thank you for your interest, and we welcome you to learn more about us.

Michael Argenziano, M.D. | Program Director


Virtual Q&A Information Sessions for Prospective Applicants (2023-2024)

Please join us for one of our virtual Q&A information sessions for all prospective applicants featuring our program’s current residents and attendings. This is an opportunity to learn more about our program and answer any questions you may have regarding training, research opportunities and/or living and working in NYC.

These sessions are purely for your information. We look forward to getting to know you more fully as we review applications and/or during our interview season.

All sessions will be held on Zoom beginning at 5:00 pm and will be approximately and hour and a half (5:00 pm – 6:30 pm EST) in duration. Please feel free to attend as many sessions as you see fit.

Stories & Perspectives

The Overnight Birth of a Surgical Workforce Access Team, SWAT, in the Time of COVID

In the direst moment during the peak of COVID-19, our surgical residents developed a 24/7 task force overnight. Anything, anywhere in the hospital, call SWAT and they were there. This is that story. Read More »

Contact Us

177 Fort Washington Avenue
Milstein Hospital Building 7GN-435
New York, NY 10032
Phone: (212) 305-1629
Fax: (212) 342-1602

Alla Vaynshteyn, BS | Program Coordinator

Interview Date:

  • Saturday, January 20, 2024