Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship


Welcome to Albany Medical College’s Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship Program. Our two-year program provides training leading to eligibility for certification by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery.

Albany Medical Center has one of the top cardiac surgery programs in the nation. Our cardiac surgeons perform a wide range of cardiac procedures on patients of all ages. We have led the way in heart care for decades and have performed many of our region's first heart procedures. These include the first heart transplant and the first open heart surgery on an infant.

Albany Medical Center cares for more cardiology patients, performs more cardiovascular and vascular surgeries, and has a larger coronary care unit than any other hospital in the Capital Region. In fact, many cardiothoracic surgeons and other specialists throughout our region have trained at Albany Medical Center.

With the combined expertise of the multidisciplinary specialists throughout our institution, I am confident that Albany Medical Center provides the same level of care that can be found at any of the top centers throughout the country.

Sanjay Samy, MD
Chief, Cardiothoracic Surgery
Professor of Surgery

Sanjay Sami, MD quote

Learn more about clinical cardiothoracic surgery at the Albany Med Health System.

Resources for Fellows

About the Albany Med Health System
Albany Medical Center, the anchor of the Albany Med Health System, is one of the largest teaching hospitals in New York State offering a wide range of outstanding clinical care – from routine preventative care to sophisticated cancer and surgical care to life-saving emergency medicine – while teaching the next generation of medical providers and advancing critical biomedical research.

Living in the Capital Region
Albany is a great place to live, learn and work. It is the center of a region known for its robust economy, arts and culture, colleges and universities and recreational opportunities.

As a resident or fellow of Albany Medical Center, there are many resources available to you to help manage the demands of being a physician. Our goal is to promote work-life balance and overall wellness by advocating for you and providing you with the tools to reduce burnout, depression, and other stressors you may encounter during your training.

Distinction in Quality and Leadership
This program promotes professional success for physicians through a deeper understanding of Health Systems Science.

Doctor using stethoscope to examine patient
Sanjay Sami, MD quote
Albany Medical Center has one of the top cardiac surgery programs in the nation.”
Sanjay Sami, MDChief, Cardiothoracic Surgery

Contact Us

Patience VanAntwerp
Program Coordinator, Cardiothoracic Surgery
[email protected]