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Education / Graduate Medical Education / Prospective Fellows / Anesthesiology Adult Cardiothoracic Fellowship

Anesthesiology Adult Cardiothoracic Fellowship


Brandon Lebow, M.D.
Program Director

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


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Flexible Curriculum

Our redesigned redesigned perioperative echo curriculum includes more comprehensive echo board exam preparation and greater exposure to 3-D TEE, TTE, Lung US, and structural heart procedures. 


Our strength is our multidisciplinary team including adult and pediatric board-certified anesthesiologists.  

Life of a URMC Fellow

Our emphasis on work/life balance is an important reason residents choose URMC. A focus on trainees well-being enables you to learn and thrive in Rochester.

What Our Fellows Say...


"To put it simply, the Cardiothoracic fellowship program had everything I was looking for. The clinical experience was outstanding.  Everyday there were at least 2 to 3 complex surgical cases happening in the operating rooms and even more structural heart and percutaneous procedures happening in the cath lab. The faculty was extremely supportive of our learning with in-depth weekly lectures and interactive echo workshops. The curriculum was well-designed with a perfect mix of structure and flexibility to pursue my own interests. The fellowship has prepared me well for my career, and I've enjoyed working and learning from a close-knit division. Outside of the hospital, Rochester has been extremely welcoming with plenty of good food, tons of outdoor festivals, and the absolutely beautiful outdoor scenery."

Yang Gu, M.D.

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