The Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Loma Linda University has seven (7) full-time faculty members working at the Loma Linda University Medical Center and Children's Hospital (single location). The clinical experience of the faculty ranges from 9 years to 27 years.
We have a busy (over 1000 cases) cardiac and general thoracic practice; the practice includes pediatric and adult heart transplantations, congenital heart surgery, circulatory support system (implantable VADs), arrhythmia surgery, aortic surgery, and valve repair surgery. LLUMC ranked 46th in the nation in heart care and heart surgery in America's Best Hospitals, a guide published by U.S. News & World Report magazine. This is the 15th year of this survey and the results were published in July 2004.
The division is active in clinical research and outcomes research and enjoys a prominent reputation within the community as well as nationally and internationally.
An RRC-approved thoracic residency program has provided training in cardiothoracic surgery for over 27 years. The residency program had a site visit by the ACGME in April 2004 and has been given a five-year unconditional accreditation. The residency is three years in length, with one resident at each level. All residents in this program have passed the American Board of Thoracic Surgery for the past sixteen consecutive years.
See also, International Heart Institute.