Fellowship Overview

The Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology Fellowship is structured to provide a flexible and robust educational experience to trainees, while abiding by ACGME requirements.

The fellowship is composed of 13 four-week blocks:

One block of thoracic anesthesia
One block of dedicated TEE
One block of CTICU
Eight blocks of cardiothoracic anesthesia
Two blocks for electives

The fellowship training will include experience in providing anesthesia for diagnostic and therapeutic EP procedures, as well as percutaneous interventions for valve replacements, valve repairs and heart failure therapy. We perform complex cases for aortic aneurysms repairs in our state of the art hybrid operating room combining open and percutaneous approach.

Call expectations are approximately one week a month of home fellow call. Fellow call is designed to allow participation in difficult or interesting cases in conjunction with a resident to provide experience in a supervisory role.

We recognize that experience and ultimately accreditation in TEE is an essential component of cardiothoracic fellowships. We therefore offer structured bedside and didactic teaching as well as protected time to perform and interpret perioperative TEE exams. Our fellows are encouraged to attend one of the comprehensive TEE courses and are expected to obtain Certification in Advanced Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography by the National Board of Echocardiography at the conclusion of the fellowship year.

Experience in postoperative care of cardiothoracic patient is an important part of the cardiothoracic anesthesia training. During the cardiothoracic intensive care unit rotation the fellow functions as a critical care fellow supervising residents rotating through the 27-bed specialized ICU and become a member of one of the most respected critical care communities in the United States. We also offer the opportunity to pursue dual cardiothoracic/critical care medicine fellowships. We encourage potential applicants to contact us and to discuss their specific needs and career goals.

Electives may be chosen from:

Transfusion Medicine
Cardiology Echocardiography
Heart Failure Cardiology
Congenital Cardiac Anesthesia
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