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Texas Heart Institute

 

General Information:
Chair: Daniel A. Tolpin, M.D.
Email: dtolpin@stlukeshealth.org
Cardiothoracic/Cardiovascular Anesthesia Fellowship Director: Daniel A. Tolpin, M.D.
Email:dtolpin@stlukeshealth.org
Mailing Address:
Texas Heart Institute at Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center
Division of Cardiovascular Anesthesiology
P.O. Box 20345, MC 1-226
Houston, Texas 77225-0345
USA
Telephone: 832-355-7860
Fax: 832-355-6500
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APPLICATION PROCESS:

Mail to the attention of Education Coordinator, Michelle Farley [mfarley@StlukesHealth.org]: http://www.texasheartinstitute.org 1. Completed application (include wallet-size photo), updated CV, and personal statement (500 word maximum) 2. Three letters of recommendation (written and mailed to the attention of James M. Anton, M.D.) 3. MSPE & Med School grades 4. Test scores (USMLE) 5. In training exam scores
General Program Information:
Number of positions: 10
Type(s) of Fellowship Training Available:
  • Clinical
Annual Salary: per Texas training guidelines
Minimum Length of Training: 12 Months
CARDIOVASCULAR ANESTHESIA FACULTY:

Byron Tsusaki, D.O.
btsusaki@stlukeshealth.org
C. David Collard, M.D.
ccollard@stlukeshealth.org
Professor of Anesthesiology, Baylor College of Medicine

Charles R. Kiser, M.D.
ckiser@stlukeshealth.org
Heinrich Epple, M.D.
hepple@stlukeshealth.org
James M. Anton, M.D.
janton@stlukeshealth.org
Chief, Division of Cardiovascular Anesthesiology
Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center
Clinical Associate Prof. of Anesthesiology, Baylor College of Medicine

John R. Cooper, Jr., M.D.
jcooper@stlukeshealth.org
Clinical Professor of Anesthesiology,  Baylor College of Medicine
Program Director, Critical Care Medicine Fellowship
Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center
Joseph Creo, M.D.
jcreo@stlukeshealth.org
Joshua B. Cohen, M.D.
jcohen@stlukeshealth.org

Kishan Dwarakanath, M.D.
kdwarakanath@stlukeshealth.org
Li Qian Chen, M.D.
lchen@stlukeshealth.org
Manu Sethi, M.D.
msethi@stlukeshealth.org
Paul W. Brock, Jr., M.D.
pbrock@stlukeshealth.org
Wei Pan, M.D.
Clinical Associate Professor, Baylor College of Medicine
wpan@stlukeshealth.org
Zachariah Thomas, M.D.
zthomas@stlukeshealth.org

ANESTHESIA CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE FACULTY:

L. Hannah Bell, M.D.
lbell@stlukeshealth.org

Cesar Castillo, M.D.
ccastillo4@stlukeshealth.org
Clinical Asst. Professor, Baylor College of Medicine

Victor Moulin, M.D.
vmoulin@stlukeshealth.org

Sonia Nhieu, M.D.
snhieu@stlukeshealth.org
Associate Director, Critical Care Medicine Fellowship
Baylor College of Medicine

Siavosh Saatee, M.D.
ssaatee@stlukeshealth.org
ACADEMIC PROGRAM:
Fellow Conferences Frequency: Weekly
Type: Didactic Lectures, Case Conferences and workshops
Extra-Institutional Educational Conference Support: 1 meeting per year
In the Previous 5 Years, Fellows were 1st or 2nd Author On:

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COMMENTS:

Funding: Intramural
Dedicated Research Time: Per ACGME guidelines
Echocardiography Instruction: 2 months intraoperative TEE, didactic lectures
Critical Care Rotation: Integrated
Formal Course Work Available in: None
Maximum Time in Non-OR Activities: Per ACGME guidelines


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CLINICAL PROGRAM:

Number of Cardiac Procedures with CPB Per Year:
2100
Distribution of cases: 35% ACB, 15% Pedi, 24% Valves, 13% Aneurysm, 13% Thoracic
Average Number of CPB Procedures Per Trainee Per Year: 150
Number of Cardiac Procedures off-CPB Per Year: 400
Distribution of case: 70% off pump ACB, 20% TMLR, 10% Misc.
Average Number of off-CPB Procedures Per Trainee Per Year: 75
Number of Non-Cardiac Thoracic Cases Per Year: 300
Number of Heart, Lung and Heart/Lung Transplants Per Year: 50
Number of Major Vascular Cases Per Year: 100
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