Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesia
The Cardiovascular Anesthesia section offers an ACGME-approved, one-year fellowship designed to provide clinical sub-specialty training and clinical research opportunities. The clinical fellowship is flexible and designed to meet the needs of those interested in either an academic career or clinical practice.
In general, emphasis will usually be clinical adult cardiovascular anesthesia. Major vascular surgery, particularly involving ascending and descending thoracic aortic aneurysms, will also be part of the fellowship. Other sub-specialty rotations may be arranged. Initially each fellow will function with a resident in the heart room to become familiar with general techniques and procedures. The fellow may be permitted to participate in special rotations in conjunction with the Cardiovascular Medicine Section to become familiar with the basics of transesophageal echo. The fellow will be expected to participate in clinical research undertaken by the cardiovascular anesthesia group.
All types of adult cardiac surgery are performed at MCW Affiliated Hospitals. The Department of Cardiovascular Surgery at MCW is noted for cardiac transplantation, aortic surgery and use of left ventricular assist devices and bridges to transplantation.