Cardiac Surgery Surgical Residency Program Goals & Curriculum

Program Goals

The UPMC Advanced Practice Provider (APP) Cardiac Surgery Surgical Residency Program is working in collaboration with the APP Surgical Residency Program and is dedicated to leading certified advanced practice providers to enhance medical knowledge, critical thinking, procedural, and surgical assisting skills.

Curriculum

The APP Cardiac Surgery Surgical Residency Program is broken down into two parts

  • The Didactic portion provides residents with the fundamentals of surgery.
  • The Clinical portion of the program consists of rotations through surgical subspecialties at UPMC.

Learn more about our program

For more information and to learn which rotations are offered to cardiac surgery surgical residents, please view the APP Surgical Residency Program goals and curriculum.

Contact Us

For questions or additional information, please contact:

Christopher M. Vayansky MPAS, PA-C
APP Supervisor
Director, Cardiac Surgery Education UPMC APP Surgical Residency
Heart and Vascular Institute
vayanskyc@upmc.edu

Angela E. Kinnunen, BA
Project Specialist, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
kinnunenae@upmc.edu

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