Fellowship | Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology

Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology


The Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Kentucky offers a one-year Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) approved fellowship in Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology. Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology as a subspecialty of Anesthesiology is devoted to the peri-operative management of patients with cardiopulmonary disease undergoing cardiac or thoracic surgery and other interventional procedures. The fellowship consists of 12 months of full-time training beginning after satisfactory completion of a core Anesthesiology residency program. The program is structured to provide a wide variety of clinical exposure in the operating room, critical care units and catheterization laboratory. In addition to a robust clinical experience, mentorship by well-trained faculty and opportunities to mature as teachers will solidify the professional growth of the fellow. All Cardiac Anesthesiology faculty at UK Chandler Medical Centre are subspecialty trained and certified in Advanced Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography.

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Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology Clinical Experience

The fellow will complete all the rotations and training at UK Chandler Medical Center. During the cardiac surgical operating room rotation, the fellow will be exposed to the entire gamut of surgical procedures including CABG (on and off pump), valve replacement and repair, thoracic aorta surgeries, as well as extensive heart transplantation, lung transplantation, Ventricular Assist Device placement, Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation and ECMO. Other clinical rotations include non-cardiac thoracic surgery (pulmonary and esophageal surgery), Cardiac Critical Care, TEE, Cardiopulmonary bypass and ECMO. Cardiac imaging education is an important component of this fellowship and includes TEE (including 3-D) as well as training in other imaging modalities (including TTE) with cardiology. Graduates should anticipate becoming eligible for certification in Advanced Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography (National Board of Echocardiography).

Clinical training will be supplemented with a didactic program via Grand Rounds, Journal Clubs, lectures, one-on-one seminars with the faculty, and simulation-based training. The fellow will be offered the opportunity to participate in clinical research and encouraged to present at national or international conferences after completion of a scholarly project. The overarching goals are to nurture the post-graduate physician and to become expert in the field of Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology, both as a clinician and educator.

Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology Clinical Application Process

Applications for the 2018-2019 academic year will be accepted from 11/15/2016 to 05/01/2017. Interviews will be conducted from 11/15/2016 to 04/30/2017.

Applications are to be submitted through the SF Match CAS. In addition to the CAS and letters of recommendation requested through SF Match, please submit the following by email, regular mail, or fax to the address at the bottom of the page:

  • Copy of Medical School Diploma
  • Deans Letter
  • Medical School Transcripts
  • USMLE/COMLEX Transcripts (certified)
  • ABA/ASA In Training Examination Scores


Rebecca Phillips Webb
ACTA Program Coordinator
Department of Anesthesiology
UK Chandler Medical Center
800 Rose Street
Lexington, KY 40536
Phone: 859.218-0097
Fax: 859-323-1080
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