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Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesia Fellowship



The Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesia Fellowship at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center is a 12-month program offered in the CA-4 year. The program imparts the knowledge and experience necessary to allow each fellow to become a competent cardiothoracic anesthesiologist. The fellowship is a comprehensive program incorporating rotations through a series of services that provide the backbone of training and supervised experience across a wide variety of settings including operating rooms, electrophysiology and echocardiography labs, and intensive care unit. Cardiothoracic anesthesia fellows are expected to function with more independence and learn to deliver anesthesia for routine procedures as well as critically ill patients with minimal supervision. The autonomy, clinical experience and exposure to all aspects of cardiovascular anesthesia prepare the candidate to manage patients with cardiovascular disease with a superior degree of confidence. The fellow is expected to successfully complete the certifying examination for intraoperative tracheoesophageal echocardiography offered by the National Board of Echocardiography. The fellowship program functions in conjunction with the core residency program in anesthesiology. Clinical training occurs principally in the cardiac operating rooms at St. Elizabeth's Medical Center. An optional month of pediatric cardiac anesthesia rotation is offered at Boston Children's Hospital. The Division of Cardiology at St. Elizabeth's Medical Center is an integral part of fellowship training in echocardiography, with additional exposure to cardiac catheterizations and electrophysiology. The fellowship program is structured to ensure optimal patient care while providing an opportunity to develop advanced skills in clinical care and judgment, teaching, administration and research.

Facilities and Resources

The primary training site, St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, is a modern facility where the vast majority of the educational program is accomplished. There are three state-of-the-art cardiac operating rooms with latest echocardiography technology (3D) as well as advanced monitoring (PA, cerebral oximetry) and fully integrated EMR available. Non-OR sites include a peripheral vascular laboratory, electrophysiology and catheterization laboratories. Critical care units include a cardiac care unit, medical intensive care unit and a cardiac surgery intensive care unit. Fellows access to online journal databases and library at the Tufts University School of Medicine Health Sciences Library.


A one-year training program.

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View our several rotations for the cardiothoracic anesthesia program.

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Quarterly staff meetings are held to evaluate the progress of fellows, especially focusing on whether core-curriculum requirements are being met for each fellow.

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Candidates interested in Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesia Fellowship Program at St. Elizabeth's Medical Center can apply through SF Match.

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Contact Us

Other questions regarding the Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesia Fellowship program can be directed to:

Betty Munoz, MBA
Program Coordinator
Department of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine
St. Elizabeth's Medical Center
736 Cambridge St.
Boston, MA 02135
email: [email protected]