Nature of the work
A thoracic surgeon provides the operative, perioperative care, and critical care of patients with acquired and congenital pathologic conditions within the chest. Included are the surgical repair of heart lesions, and congenital and acquired conditions of the heart, including the pericardium, coronary arteries, valves, and myocardium. It also includes pathologic conditions of the lung, esophagus, and chest wall, abnormalities of the great vessels, tumors of the mediastinum, and diseases of the diaphragm and pericardium. Management of the airway and injuries of the chest are within the scope of the specialty.
Thoracic surgeons can receive training in the following subspecialty:
Residency training in thoracic surgery is six to eight years.
Median compensation for assistant professors is $331,000, and for associate and full professors the median is $476,000.
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