Postgraduate Education

The Ottawa Hospital Thoracic Surgery Division, in close affiliation with the Ottawa Heart Institute, established a successful Residency Program in Thoracic Surgery in 1983. The success of this program is due to establishment of Multidisciplinary Thoracic Surgery Program, large referral base, clinical research, the Oesophageal Function Laboratory, and emphasis on weekly multidisciplinary thoracic oncology conferences, bi-monthly multidisciplinary thoracic surgery -radiology and pulmonary pathology rounds, weekly thoracic surgery teaching sessions, regular patient audits and regular pneumoclub meetings.