Pediatric Cardiac Surgery

The resident spends three months at The Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina learning the intricacies of cardiac surgery of infants and children.

The Pediatric experience will be provided by John S. Ikonomidis, MD, PhD, who will be the resident’s mentor. Dr. Ikonomidis is the Program Director and Chief, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery.

Dr. Ikonomidis heads a large Pediatric Cardiology Surgery Program with approximately 240-250 open-heart pediatric cardiac surgery cases. Residents will rotate for three months on his service. On this rotation, their responsibility is solely directed toward pediatric surgery and during this rotation they do not compete with the Medical University of South Carolina’s thoracic residents for cases.