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St. Elizabeth's Medical Center


General Information:
Chair: Gary Robelen, MD
Cardiothoracic/Cardiovascular Anesthesia Fellowship Director: Robert Hunsaker, MD
Mailing Address:
St. Elizabeth's Medical Center Department of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine 736 Cambridge Street, CMP-2 Boston, MA 02135
Application Process:
Contact Phyllis Patterson at above email or telephone number for application. Application Requirements: 1. Completed application 2. Curriculum Vitae 3. Personal Statement 4. Three letters of recommendation 5. USMLE Scores 6. Copy of ECFMG 7. Visa status (if applicable) After your file is complete, it will be reviewed by the program director. If the applicant is felt to be qualified for the fellowship program an interview invitation will be extended to the applicant.
General Program Information:
Number of positions: 1
Position(s) available 2012: 1
Position(s) available 2013: 1
Type(s) of Fellowship Training Avaible:
  • Clinical Only
  • Clinical Basic Research
  • Clinical Clinical
Annual Salary: $64,127.20
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
Gary Robelen, M.D.
OR efficiency, electronic medical records
Lee Perrin, M.D.
cardiac disease in parturient, electronic medical records, pharmacy
Luca Bigatello, M.D.
Critical Care, Modes of Ventilation
Mark Lovich, MD, PhD
Novel cardiac drug delivery systems, anesthesia simulation & critical events
Mark Shulman, MD
Anesthesia for thoracic surgery
Robert Hunsaker, M.D.
Intraoperative TEE; Anesthesia for thoracic aortic surgery, antifbrinolytics
Usha Vellayappan, MD
Intraoperative TEE; regional anesthesia & cardiac surgery
Academic Program:
Fellow Conferences Frequency: weekly
Type: TEE & didactic, clinical, fellow presentations
Extra-Institutional Educational Conference Support: SCA TEE review course, SCA Annual Meeting, TEE certification exam
In the Previous 5 Years, Fellows were 1st or 2nd Author On:

Abstract: 3
Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles: 1
Book Chapters:
Other Publications:


Funding: Department/Institution
Dedicated Research Time: as desired
Echocardiography Instruction: In OR and TEE conf - multidisciplinary
Critical Care Rotation: 1 month
Formal Course Work Available in: as desired
Maximum Time in Non-OR Activities: 20% routinely, or more as desired

Clinical Program:
Number of Cardiac Procedures with CPB Per Year: 300
Distribution of cases: 60% CABG; 30% Valves; 10% other
Average Number of CPB Procedures Per Trainee Per Year: 250
Number of Cardiac Procedures off-CPB Per Year: 25
Distribution of case: 90% off-pump CABG; 10% other
Average Number of off-CPB Procedures Per Trainee Per Year: 20
Number of Non-Cardiac Thoracic Cases Per Year: 180
Number of Heart, Lung and Heart/Lung Transplants Per Year:
Number of Major Vascular Cases Per Year: 500
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