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Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School


General Information:
Chair: Christine Fratzola, MD
Cardiothoracic/Cardiovascular Anesthesia Fellowship Director: Antonio Chiricolo, MD

Mailing Address:
Coordinator: Elaine Iwachiw Department of Anesthesia, 125 Paterson Street, Suite 3100, CAB

New Brunswick
New Jersey
(732) 235-6153
(732) 235-5100
Application Process:
All inquires to: Administrative Assistant, Doreen M. Stillwell doreen.stillwell@rutgers.edu. To obtain an application please visit our website http://rwjms.rutgers.edu/departments_institutes/anesthesiology/fellowship/apply.html or by calling (732) 235-6153, and return application and 3 letters of recommendation to the administrative assistant. Only completed packets are considered for an interview. One should be from your Program Director if you are in your residency or a colleague who knows you well.
General Program Information:
Number of positions: 2
Position(s) available 2015: 
Position(s) available 2016:
Type(s) of Fellowship Training Avaible:
  • Clinical Only
Annual Salary: http://rwjms.umdnj.edu/education/GME/for_residents
Minimum Length of Training: 12 months
Number of CA-4/CA-5 Fellows Completing 12-24 Months Cardiothoracic/Cardiovascular Training in Previous 5 Years: 7
Chiricolo, Antonio

Chyu, Darrick
Denes Papp
Echo, Minimally Invasive, TAVI
Denny, John
TEE, diastolic dysfunction, SICU Intensivist
Grubb, William
TEE, Pain Management
Pantin, Enrique
TEE, Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery
Solina, Alann
Nitric Oxide, TEE, Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery
Academic Program:
Fellow Conferences Frequency: 1 per week
Type: Formal lectures
Extra-Institutional Educational Conference Support: Not Available
In the Previous 5 Years, Fellows were 1st or 2nd Author On:

Abstract: 7
Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles:
Book Chapters: 2
Other Publications:


Dedicated Research Time: None
Echocardiography Instruction: lecture series, Hands on training, 2 week rotation
Critical Care Rotation: 4 weeks
Formal Course Work Available in: Perfusion, Cath lab, Cardiology, Echo Lab
Maximum Time in Non-OR Activities: 25%

Clinical Program:
Number of Cardiac Procedures with CPB Per Year: 940
Distribution of cases: 440 CABG, 79 CABG/valves, 125 MICS
Average Number of CPB Procedures Per Trainee Per Year: 350
Number of Cardiac Procedures off-CPB Per Year: 20
Distribution of case:
Average Number of off-CPB Procedures Per Trainee Per Year: 5
Number of Non-Cardiac Thoracic Cases Per Year: 70
Number of Heart, Lung and Heart/Lung Transplants Per Year: 8
Number of Major Vascular Cases Per Year: 140
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