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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

Brandon Lebow, M.D.

Dr. Brandon Lebow is the Program Director for the Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology Fellowship at the University of Rochester Medical Center. He completed his residency and cardiothoracic anesthesiology fellowship training at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Since joining the URMC faculty in 2015, he has been highly regarded as an educator and was awarded "Master Teacher" by the URMC anesthesiology residents. He has shared his passion for perioperative echocardiography with many through the direction of multiple educational initiatives and has made significant improvements in the perioperative echo service.

He is the director of Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS) anesthesiology training and designed a four-year perioperative POCUS training program for residents and fellows, including rescue, cardiac, lung, and other ultrasound modalities. He has redesigned the fellowship’s perioperative echo curriculum to include more comprehensive echo board exam preparation and greater exposure to 3-D TEE, TTE, Lung US, and structural heart procedures. He is a Diplomate of the National Board of Echo for Advanced Perioperative TEE. Nationally, Dr. Lebow is an active member of the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists, for which he serves as abstract reviewer and session moderator for the annual meetings.

Brandon Lebow, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
Division of Cardiac Anesthesiology
Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

Fellowship Brochure


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