What We Teach:
The Division of Cardiac Anesthesia offers a one year ACGME Accredited Cardiothoracic Fellowship following the completion of three years of clinical anesthesia. The division provides anesthesia for approximately 1200-1400 cases per year. Case types include coronary artery bypass procedures, valve replacement and repair, pediatric and congenital disease related procedures, VAD insertion, heart and lung transplantation, transcutaneous aortic valve implantation, and major aortic surgery. Our practice employs transesophageal echocardiography extensively, and fellows typically train not only in the OR, but with the Department of Cardiology as well.
A number of our faculty are board certified in Critical Care Medicine and divide their clinical time between cardiac anesthesiology and ICU medicine in our Cardiac Surgical Intensive Care Unit. In addition, both the Cardiac Anesthesia Division and the Department of Anesthesiology support a number of faculty with well-established basic science programs which offer extensive opportunities in areas directly applicable to cardiovascular medicine. We also have a Transesophageal and Transthoracic Echocardiography simulator available for learning echocardiography within our division.