Department of Anesthesiology



Clinical Rotations (12-Month Fellowship)


Cardiac Anesthesia Service (9-10 months). The fellow is exposed to the pediatric cardiac operating rooms, the pediatric catheterization laboratory, and the anesthesiology service in diagnostic and interventional radiology. Daily assignments allow growth in knowledge and experience for a variety of clinical procedures.

Cardiac Intensive Care (1 month). The fellow rotates in the cardiac ICU and gains experience in the care of medical and surgical patients with congenital heart disease. The unit is staffed by cardiologists and anesthesiologists from our group, which allows a broad exposure to our rotating fellows.

Elective Rotation (1 month). The fellows may choose to do a month in a discipline that enhances their experience. This may include a rotation in echocardiography, perfusion services, blood banking.

Research (1 month elective). The fellow can choose to participate in clinical or basic research activities throughout the year. If the fellow becomes actively involved in a project, a month can be dedicated to research to complete that project.


Didactic Curriculum


Thursday Morning Conference - Thursdays, 0615-1700. Series of lectures, journal clubs and PBLD presented by faculty, fellows or guest lecturers. The lecture series covers various common cardiac defects and clinical practice management issues.

QA Conference. This is a combined conference with cardiac surgery on the third Thursday of each month (0615-0700). A separate monthly CV Anesthesia QA is conducted on the third Wednesday (0700-0800).

Cardiology Fellows' Conference (elective) - Tuesdays 0715-0800 at the Taussig Auditorium. This is a lecture series given by cardiology/ICU faculty covering the majority of congenital heart defects.

Preparation for ABA Oral Exam (elective) - Fridays, two times a month, October through March with Dr. Nancy Glass, an ABA Examiner, and other faculty.