International physicians, researchers, and students are considered for visiting experiences on an individual basis. Interested physicians/researchers/trainees/students should submit requests and detailed information including an updated curriculum vitae, travel plans and duration of visit, source of support and specific educational goals for their visit.

The following documents are required to be completed prior to particpation in our international observership program:


HIPAA Tutorial

Confidentiality Agreement

Observership Attestation

Current PPD test results as well as proof of health insurance are also required to be submitted prior to observation.  We currently accept international observers whom have an eligible B1 Visa.

For more information or to submit a request to observe the UPMC Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, please contact Susan Fancsali (