All of the affiliated hospitals in the thoracic surgery fellowship program are located in the world-renowned Texas Medical Center, and are within walking distance of each other.
MD Anderson Cancer Center
MD Anderson is one of the world's most respected centers devoted exclusively to cancer patient care, research, education and prevention. The MD Anderson campus covers approximately 18 acres with 13 facilities.
MD Anderson's ambitious cancer research program includes the fields of gene therapy, molecular therapy and new blood stem cell and bone marrow transplantation procedures. This comprehensive research focus allows researchers to bring new treatments from the laboratory to the bedside several years before other institutions.
The Methodist Hospital
Methodist Hospital is a private, nonprofit institution. It serves approximately 40,000 inpatients each year from 50 states and more than 80 countries, and performs nearly one million outpatient surgical procedures annually. The hospital has 1,250 licensed beds in its seven-building complex.
Memorial Hermann Heart & Vascular Institute
The surgeons at Memorial Hermann Heart & Vascular Institute are world leaders in the treatment of heart and blood vessel problems. This includes heart valves, heart blood supply and blood circulation throughout the body. One specialty is reconstruction of aortic aneurysms. Their innovative techniques have resulted in critical advancements in the repair of ballooning blood vessels, preventing rupture and significantly improving outcomes. These surgeons are faculty members at The University of Texas Medical School, training the next generation of world-class surgeons.
Institutional Comparison 2012
|MD Anderson Cancer Center||Methodist Hospital||Memorial Hermann Hospital|
|Chief of Thoracic Surgery||Stephen G. Swisher, M.D.||Mahesh Ramchandani, M.D.||Hazim Safi, M.D.|
|Individual Responsible for General Thoracic Surgery||Ara A. Vaporciyan, M.D.||Shanda Blackmon, M.D.||Anthony Estrera, M.D.|
|Patient Facilities Total number of:|
|Cardiothoracic surgical beds||32||60||49|
|ORs dedicated to cardiothoracic surgery||2||10||4|
|Dedicated cardiothoracic ICU beds||52 bed open unit||40||24|
|Laboratory Facilities (Y/N)||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Cardiothoracic surgical research||Yes||Yes||Yes|