The Loma Linda University Health Thoracic Surgery Residency Program has a proven track record of training skilled and competent professionals who are able to practice independently as cardiothoracic surgeons at the completion of training.  The diverse clinical and academic environment provides balanced training for the residents in an atmosphere that emphasizes the institutional values of compassion, integrity, teamwork, excellence, and wholeness and driven by our Mission to continue the healing and teaching ministry of Jesus Christ, “to make man whole.”

Why Choose Loma Linda University Thoracic Surgery Residency

  • Full ACGME accreditation
  • Newly constructed state-of-the-art adult and children's hospitals
  • Broad spectrum of cardiac and thoracic surgery operations
  • Diverse patient population with high incidence of heart disease
  • Newly constructed state-of-the-art adult and children’s hospitals (to be completed in 2021).

Quick Facts

Years training cardiac surgeons
First-time board exam pass rate by graduates
Successful neonatal heart transplant

A Word From Our Program Director

Anees Razzouk, MD

Chair and Program Director, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery

Thank you for your interest in Loma Linda University Health’s Thoracic Surgery Residency Program. Training the next generation of competent, skilled cardiothoracic surgeons is our great privilege, and our entire team is dedicated to helping you achieve your goals.

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