Anesthesiology Adult Cardiothoracic Fellowship
University of Rochester Medical Center
About The Program
The Division of Cardiac Anesthesiology provides perioperative care for over 1000 operations per year including adult and pediatric cardiac surgery cases. The two CT fellows participate in a diverse case mix including congenital cases (for neonates and adults), myocardial revascularizations, minimally invasive cardiac procedures (watchman, TAVR, AVR, MVR, Mitraclip), VADS (minimally invasive and sternotomy), endovascular and open thoracic aortic procedures, and high risk procedures including VADS, ECMO and heart transplants. A comprehensive didactic curriculum includes formal weekly fellow education and multidisciplinary TEE and TTE training. Implementation of fellow practice improvement QI projects, faculty research in hemostasis and coagulation, ischemia-reperfusion, and outcomes research provides additional opportunities for scholarly activity.
About Our Director
Konstantine Tzimas MD
Dr. Konstantine Tzimas, Anesthesiology Cardiothoracic Fellowship Director originally joined the faculty as Assistant Professor in December 2012. Since joining the faculty, he has been a strength to the cardiac anesthesia division, providing excellent care for complicated and often unstable patients. Although our cardiac division is all well trained and experienced in transesophageal echocardiography, Dr. Tzimas has developed an expertise in echocardiography, congenital cardiac surgery, and pediatric heart surgery. Through his knowledge and skills, he continually improves the training experience of our fellows in cardiac anesthesia. As a result of his innate abilities and invaluable training he provides a wealth of knowledge in many ways to the Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology fellowship.