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Traditional Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency

The training programs in cardiothoracic surgery at Duke University Medical Center are designed to develop academic cardiothoracic surgeons. We offer a traditional training program and have recently been approved by the ACGME to offer an integrated program.

At the completion of the program, residents will demonstrate proficiency in all clinical aspects of cardiothoracic surgery and will have extensive experience and training in clinical research.

Meet Our People

Get to know our faculty and residents in several video interviews. Learn more about why residents chose Duke Cardiothoracic Surgery for their residency training, how the program prepares residents for successful careers, and what life is like living in Durham, North Carolina.

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Why Duke Cardiothoracic Surgery?

With world-renowned heart and lung transplantation programs and top-echelon adult and congenital heart surgery programs, Duke Cardiothoracic Surgery provides residents with an unparalleled training experience. View the case logs of two recent Duke graduates and see Duke's annual operative volumes.

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Program Leadership

John C. Haney, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Program Director
john.haney@duke.edu

Betty C. Tong, MD, MHS
Associate Professor of Surgery
Associate Program Director
betty.tong@duke.edu

Brittany A. Zwischenberger, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Assistant Program Director
brittany.zwischenberger@duke.edu

Program Coordinator

Penny A. Potvin, C-TAGME
Duke University Medical Center
Box 2834
Durham, NC 27710
Email: penny.potvin@duke.edu

Resident Candidate's Guide

For those considering our program, we've prepared a guide to highlight the benefits of training with us. 

See the achievements of past residents and learn more about the research and faculty who guide the resident experience at Duke Surgery. 

Download the Guide