Timothy Gardner, a senior heart surgeon and leader in cardiovascular medicine, is medical director of Christiana Care's Center for Heart & Vascular Health and clinical professor of surgery at the University of Pennsylvania.
Dr Gardner is past president of both the American Heart Association and the American Association for Thoracic Surgery and former chair of the American Board of Thoracic Surgery. Prior to his current position at Christiana Care, he was chief of cardiothoracic surgery at the University of Pennsylvania.
Dr Gardner has no relevant financial relationships.
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Training the cardiac and thoracic surgeons of tomorrow: Time for change!Aug 2, 2011 14:15 EDT
Current training emphasizes general and complex laparoscopic procedures at the expense of developing skills in the cath and echo labs. It's time for radical change.