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About the Program Director

Brandon Lebow, M.D.

Brandon Lebow, MD
Program Director

Dr. Brandon Lebow is the Program Director for the Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology Fellowship at the University of Rochester Medical Center. He is passionate about providing an excellent educational experience for the next generation of cardiac anesthesiologists, regularly incorporating fellow feedback into the program. He completed his residency and cardiothoracic anesthesiology fellowship training at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Since joining as URMC faculty in 2015, he has been highly regarded as an educator and was selected as a “Master Teacher” by the URMC anesthesiology residents in 2016. In 2021, Dr. Lebow was selected by anesthesiology residents to receive the 2021 Ronald A. Gabel M.D. Award for Teaching Excellence.

He is the director of Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS) for the Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine 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. He serves on working groups for the SCA Program Director’s Council, including the Diversity working group (evaluating racial, ethnic, and gender representation), as well as the Adult Cardiac Anesthesiology Exam group (developing review materials).


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