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Combined Adult Cardiothoracic and Critical Care Fellowship

 An Amazing Two-Year Experience

URMC Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine offers a combined critical care and adult cardiothoracic anesthesiology fellowship. The combined fellowship provides two years of ACGME approved experience at one location. This fellowship is designed for anesthesia trained physicians who want fellowship training in both critical care and cardiothoracic anesthesia, and who have demonstrated a passion for excellence in these two challenging fields.  Doing a combined fellowship provides you with a host of learning, teaching, and research opportunities to pursue, while diversifying your career opportunities.

The Division of Cardiac Anesthesia performs over 1000 operations each year, including adult and pediatric cardiac surgery cases. Adult CT fellows participate in a diverse case mix including myocardial revascularizations, complex aortic surgery, minimally invasive valve procedures (TAVI, AVR, MVR), congenital cases (for neonates and adults) and high risk procedures including VADs, ECMO and heart transplantation. A comprehensive didactic curriculum includes formal weekly fellow education and multidisciplinary TEE and TTE training. Implementation of fellow practice improvement QA projects, faculty research in hemostasis and coagulation, ischemia-reperfusion, and outcomes research provides additional opportunities for scholarly activity.

The Fellowship in Critical Care Medicine is based in the intensive care units of Strong Memorial Hospital, and Highland Hospital. The fellows are exposed to a multidisciplinary environment which includes a combined educational program with Medicine and Surgery. The fellows are exposed to cardio-thoracic, medical, burn, transplant, OB/GYN, neurosurgical, and trauma patients. The Division of Critical Care has an international reputation and is involved in research in the areas of septic shock, systemic inflammatory response, adult respiratory distress syndrome and evidence based medicine. The fellowship fulfills the requirements for subspecialty board certification in Critical Care Medicine.

All positions are offered through SF Match.  Applications will be accepted starting in January. Applicants will be notified of interviews by Thalamus, our interviewing system.