We are excited to announce our newly matched Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship Program fellows!


Earlier in March, we celebrated Match Day 2023 - when the National Resident Matching Program releases the results to applicants seeking residency and fellowship training positions in the United States.


The Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship Program received over 135 applications for our two Match positions. After completing a rigorous and competitive selection process, our program interviewed 22 candidates over two virtual interview dates in February 2023.

Program Director, Rosemary Kelly, MD, Associate Program Directors, Amit Bhargava, MD, MHA & Matthew Soule, MD, and Program Administrator, Mitch Gmyrek, extend their gratitude to all faculty, fellows, and staff for their involvement and role in this critical recruitment process.


We are excited to welcome these two new outstanding fellows to the University of Minnesota on August 1, 2024!

  • Rachel Schenkel, MD (Creighton University, Omaha, NE)

  • Atli Valgardsson, MD (Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX)

newly matched Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship Program fellows!