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Henry Ford Hospital


General Information:
Chair: Morris Brown, M.D.
Cardiothoracic/Cardiovascular Anesthesia Fellowship Director: Prabhkiran Nakai, MD
Mailing Address:
Department of Anesthesiology Henry Ford Hospital 2799 W. Grand Blvd Attn: Cardiothoracic Fellowship Coordinator
Application Process:
Anesthesiology residency graduates may submit a standard GME application, accompanied by a resume, personal statement, three letters of reference, USMLE scores, medical school transcripts, In-training exam scores, valid ECFMG certificate and proof of visa status, if applicable. All applications will receive careful review and consideration by the selection committee. Interviews are scheduled by invitation after the complete application is received. The selection criteria include the following: -Passing the 3 Steps of USMLE/COMLEX examinations (with the scores preferably in the upper 80th percentile); -Satisfactory medical school performance, as evidenced by the transcripts reflecting successfully passing grades; -Satisfactory residency performance, as evidenced by recommendation letters and performance evaluations; -Integrity, motivation, and overall interest in anesthesiology and the Henry Ford Hospital, as described in the personal statement; -Overall preparedness, ability, and aptitude to be successful in the program, acknowledged in performance evaluations and letters of recommendation.
General Program Information:
Number of positions: 1
Position(s) available 2014:1
Position(s) available 2015:1
Type(s) of Fellowship Training Available
  • Clinical Only
Annual Salary: $51,300
Minimum Length of Training: 12 months
Number of CA-4/CA-5 Fellows Completing 12-24 Months Cardiothoracic/Cardiovascular Training in Previous 5 Years: 4
Naveen Gandreti, M.D.FASE
Adult Cardiothoracic ,TEE,Heart-lung Transplantation,Valve Repair
Paul Polyak MD
Heart transplantation, pediatric
Ahmed Khan MD
Adult Cardiothoracic ,TEE,Heart-lung Transplantation, Minimally invasive cardiac surgery
Joseph Sanders MD
Heart and Lung transplant, minimally invasive cardiac surgery
Academic Program:
Fellow Conferences Frequency: 4 per month
Type: Lectures/ M&M/Case discussions/TEE rounds
Extra-Institutional Educational Conference Support: 2 per year
In the Previous 5 Years, Fellows were 1st or 2nd Author On:

Abstract: 3
Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles:
Book Chapters:
Other Publications:


Dedicated Research Time: 1 month elective
Echocardiography Instruction: 1 month TEE
Critical Care Rotation: 1 month CICU
Formal Course Work Available in: Henry Ford Hospital
Maximum Time in Non-OR Activities: 4 months

Clinical Program:
Number of Cardiac Procedures with CPB Per Year: 500
Distribution of cases: 60-65% CABG, 25% Valves, 5-10% Aneurysms, 5-10% VAD's and Transplants
Average Number of CPB Procedures Per Trainee Per Year: 500
Number of Cardiac Procedures off-CPB Per Year: 20
Distribution of case: 40-50% off-pump CABG, 40-50% thoracic aneurysm, 5% AICD
Average Number of off-CPB Procedures Per Trainee Per Year: 20
Number of Non-Cardiac Thoracic Cases Per Year: 200
Number of Heart, Lung and Heart/Lung Transplants Per Year: 30
Number of Major Vascular Cases Per Year: 125
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