UCSF is renowned as one of the top tier academic medical schools in the country. In 2008, UCSF School of Medicine ranked fifth nationally among all graduate schools in their fields in a new survey conducted and published by "U.S. News & World" Report.
At the University of California, San Francisco, formal training in cardiothoracic surgery began in 1968. Since then, our program has maintained full accreditation. The program has a record of producing some of the most distinguished past and present leaders in Cardiothoracic Surgery, a goal that is implicit in our mission.