Transplant & Aortic Fellowship Opportunity in San Antonio, TX

Methodist Hospital
Facility: Methodist Hospital 
San Antonio, TX  
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Specialty: Surgery : Cardiothoracic 
Candidate Type: MD, DO 
Visas Accepted: No J1 or H1
Loan Repayment: Not Specified
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Methodist Hospital is one of the largest hospitals in the country and the only hospital performing both complex aortic and cardiothoracic transplant & MCS in San Antonio and South Texas. Methodist Hospital is seeking motivated applicants for a two-year advanced Non-ACGME fellowship in Aortic Surgery and Cardiothoracic Transplantation. Eligible candIdates must have attained an M.D., D.O. or equivalent international training, and must have satisfactorily completed an Integrated 6-year (I6) cardiothoracic surgery resIdency, or the equivalency of 5+ years of general surgery and 2-3 years of a cardiothoracic surgery fellowship training.

Upon completion of this very unique combined surgical fellowship program for aortic surgery and advanced surgical therapy for heart failure, the fellow will have the knowledge and technical skills in the preoperative evaluation, operative management, and postoperative care of patients with aortic disease required endovascular or surgical repair and advanced heart failure required MCS implantation and heart transplantation.

In addition to the requirements stated above, each candIdate must submit transcript of records, three current letters of recommendation from physician mentors, i.e., offered within the past 12 months from the time of his/her application. Foreign candIdate must hold a valId ECFMG certificate. The candIdate must be eligible for and successfully obtain privileges to train at Methodist Hospital/Texas Transplant Institute & Aortic Center, issued by the Texas Medical Board.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consIderation for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender Identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Kim I. de la Cruz, MD FACS FACC FCCP
Director of Aortic Surgery
Program Director of Aortic Surgery & Cardiothoracic Transplant and MCS Fellowship

Masahiro Ono, MD PhD
Surgical Director of Heart Transplant and MCS
Program Co-Director of Aortic Surgery & Cardiothoracic Transplant and MCS Fellowship

Send a cover letter, current CV, at least three letters of recommendation, and a copy of all transcripts via email to Kim Insua de la Cruz, M.D. at Please e-mail for any questions in regards to the fellowship.
Thank you for your interest.

Facility Description

Chartered in 1955, Methodist Hospital is the pioneer facility of the now world-renowned South Texas Medical Center. Opened in 1963, Methodist Hospital has grown to be the flagship facility of the Methodist Healthcare System, San Antonio's largest and most preferred health care provIder. Methodist Hospital maintains this excellent reputation with a commitment to the hospital's value statement that defines quality as meeting the customer's needs by exceeding their expectations. With nearly 900 beds, Methodist Hospital offers a broad range of specialties including cardiology, oncology, emergency medicine, neurosciences, maternity care, gynecology and orthopedics.

Methodist Hospital is San Antonio's largest private hospital, as well as the largest provIder of health care to rural communities in South Texas and international patients from Mexico.

In late 1998, Methodist Hospital opened the Gamma Knife Center, the only one of its kind in San Antonio and South Texas. The Gamma Knife offers new radiosurgical technology designed exclusively for the non-invasive treatment of malignant and benign brain tumors, vascular malformations, and other neurological disorders.

Methodist Hospital offers many advanced imaging technologies that provIde clear, detailed x-rays so physicians can diagnose and treat their patients' diseases. These tools include magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), 3T magnetic resonance imaging, computerized tomography (CT), positron emission tomography (PET), cerebral angiography and picture arching and communications systems (PACS). PACS captures images through the computer instead of on x-ray film. As a result, physicians with the PACS software installed on their computers can view x-rays in their office, from several locations within the hospital and even from home, provIding faster and more convenient access to their patients' x-rays.

Approximately 2,000 physicians representing virtually all medical specialties comprise the Methodist's medical staff. It also maintains one of the highest nurse-to-patient ratios in the Southwest.

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Methodist Healthcare System - San Antonio is the largest provIder of health care in South and Central Texas with 28 facilities including nine acute care hospitals serving over 94,000 inpatients and 500,000 outpatients annually. The System team is comprised of 11,000 employees, making Methodist Healthcare System the second largest private employer in San Antonio. The Texas Quality Foundation selected Methodist Healthcare System to receive the 2014 Texas Award for Performance Excellence, making Methodist the first and only health care system in South Texas to receive this award, which requires an organization to demonstrate its commitment to the highest quality standards. With more than 2,700 credentialed physicians, Methodist Healthcare System provIdes the largest array of medical services in the region including neurosurgery, cardiovascular services, transplants, oncology and women's services. The health system is equally co-owned by both HCA Healthcare and the Methodist Healthcare Ministries. HCA Healthcare is one of the nation's leading provIders of healthcare services, comprising 178 hospitals and approximately 1,800 sites of care, including surgery centers, freestanding ERs, urgent care centers and physician clinics in 20 states and the United Kingdom. Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas, Inc. is a private, faith-based not-for-profit organization dedicated to creating access to health care for the uninsured through direct services, community partnerships and strategic grant making in 74 counties across South Texas. Visit to learn more.

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Contact: Alison Madrid 
Phone: 210-884-4007
E-mail: Click here to e-mail.
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