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Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center


General Information:
Chair: Ellise Delphin MD,MPH
Cardiothoracic/Cardiovascular Anesthesia Fellowship Director: Jonathan Leff
Mailing Address:
Dept Anesthesiology Montefiore Medical Center 111 East 210th Street
New York
Application Process:
Required:  All requirements as outlined by SF Match register including (ITE scores, CV and 3 letters of recommendation), Please update the program with most recent ITE scores when available.  
General Program Information:
Number of positions: 3
Position(s) available 2013:
Position(s) available 2014: 

Position(s) available 2015: 0

Position(s) available 2016: 3
Type(s) of Fellowship Training Available:
  • Clinical Only
  • Clinical Clinical
Annual Salary: $66,900
Minimum Length of Training: 12 months
Number of CA-4/CA-5 Fellows Completing 12-24 Months Cardiothoracic/Cardiovascular Training in Previous 5 Years: 15

Jonathan Leff
Adult cardiac/TEE/anesthesia for minimally invasive surgery/Heart Failure/TTE

Andrey Apinis
TEE, Cardiovascular physiology
Christopher Tanaka
Elise Delphin
Thoracic anesthesiology
Galina Leyvi
Adult and pediatric cardiac/adult congenital/TEE/neuro outcomes and pediatric research
Madalyn Kahana
Pediatrics, Pediatric cardiac anesthesiology, education
Sujatha Ramachandran
Adult cardiac/TEE/airway management, thoracic anesthesiology
Zoulfira Nisnevitch-Savarese
Thoracic anesthesiology
Academic Program:
Fellow Conferences Frequency: One or more per week
Type: Education/TEE/TTE/Research
Extra-Institutional Educational Conference Support: Minimum of 1, additional- if presenting
In the Previous 5 Years, Fellows were 1st or 2nd Author On:

Abstract: 44
Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles: 13
Book Chapters: 10
Other Publications: 11


Funding: Industry funding for studies in neurologic protection, new pharmacology, hemostasis management, and hemodynamic montioring. Ongoing 5-6 active clinical trials.
Dedicated Research Time: at discretion of director
Echocardiography Instruction: 1 month dedicated in OR and cardiology laboratory. Daily TEE instruction in the operating room
Critical Care Rotation: One month
Formal Course Work Available in: TEE/research
Maximum Time in Non-OR Activities: at discretion of director

Clinical Program:
Number of Cardiac Procedures with CPB Per Year: 1066
Distribution of cases: 40% CABG, 20% valves, 20% combined or complex, 10% aortic, 5% congenital
Average Number of CPB Procedures Per Trainee Per Year: 350
Number of Cardiac Procedures off-CPB Per Year: 300
Distribution of case: 20% off-pump CABG, 25% thoracic aortic, 10% congenital, 5% electrophysiology
Average Number of off-CPB Procedures Per Trainee Per Year: 60
Number of Non-Cardiac Thoracic Cases Per Year: 350
Number of Heart, Lung and Heart/Lung Transplants Per Year: 29
Number of Major Vascular Cases Per Year: 350
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