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Oregon Health & Science University


General Information:
Chair: Dr. Jeffrey Kirsch
Cardiothoracic/Cardiovascular Anesthesia Fellowship Director: Dr. Valerie Sera
Mailing Address:
Oregon Health & Science University Dept. of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine UHS-2
Application Process:
Download an application form and details of other documentation necessary (e.g. 3 reference letters, USMLE/NBE transcript, Dean's letter, etc.) at: http://www.ohsu.edu/xd/education/schools/school-of-medicine/departments/clinical-departments/anesthesiology/education/fellowships/cardiothoracic-fellowship.cfm. Submit to Debi Stabler, Assistant Education Manager, stablerd@ohsu.edu.
General Program Information:
Number of positions: 1
Position(s) available 2012:
Position(s) available 2013:
Type(s) of Fellowship Training Avaible:
  • Clinical Only
Annual Salary: $60,000
Minimum Length of Training: 12 months
Number of CA-4/CA-5 Fellows Completing 12-24 Months Cardiothoracic/Cardiovascular Training in Previous 5 Years:
Asish Das
Ed Kahl
Izumi Harukuni
Stephen Robinson
Valerie Sera
Academic Program:
Fellow Conferences Frequency: 2/week
Type: Clinical
Extra-Institutional Educational Conference Support: Fellows are given CME time and funding to attend a meeting of their choice.
In the Previous 5 Years, Fellows were 1st or 2nd Author On:

Abstract: Yes
Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles: No
Book Chapters: Yes
Other Publications: Yes


Funding: Departmental
Dedicated Research Time:
Echocardiography Instruction: Yes, 2 blocks out of 13
Critical Care Rotation: Yes, 1 block cardiac ICU
Formal Course Work Available in: TBD
Maximum Time in Non-OR Activities: 4 blocks out of 13

Clinical Program:
Number of Cardiac Procedures with CPB Per Year: 650
Distribution of cases: 55% CABG, 37% Valves, 8% Thoracic Aneurysm
Average Number of CPB Procedures Per Trainee Per Year: 70+
Number of Cardiac Procedures off-CPB Per Year: 180
Distribution of case:
Average Number of off-CPB Procedures Per Trainee Per Year:
Number of Non-Cardiac Thoracic Cases Per Year: 234
Number of Heart, Lung and Heart/Lung Transplants Per Year:
Number of Major Vascular Cases Per Year:
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