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University of Chicago Medical Center


General Information:
Chair: Jeffery Apfelbaum, MD
Cardiothoracic/Cardiovascular Anesthesia Fellowship Director: Mark Chaney, MD
Mailing Address:
Department of Anesthesiology/CCM 5841 S. Maryland Avenue, MC 4028
Application Process:
Contact Theresa Cumming at tc28@dacc.uchicago.edu or call 773/702-6842 for application form/requirements and program information. All applications are accepted throughout the year and are reviewed by the Fellowship Director. Selected applicants will be invited to the University of Chicago for an interview with the Faculty.
General Program Information:
Number of positions:
Position(s) available 2012: 2
Position(s) available 2013: 2
Type(s) of Fellowship Training Avaible:
  • Clinical Clinical
Annual Salary: $52,275
Minimum Length of Training: 12 months
Number of CA-4/CA-5 Fellows Completing 12-24 Months Cardiothoracic/Cardiovascular Training in Previous 5 Years: 9
Avery Tung, MD - Professor, Director of Critical Care Services, Burn Unit
ICU, Perioperative TEE
Devin Roberts, MD - Assistant Professor
Frank Dupont, MD - Assistant Professor, Section Chief, Vascular Anesthesia
Perioperative TEE
Jennifer Banayan, MD - Assistant Professor
Resident Education
Mark A. Chaney, MD - Professor, Director of Cardiac Anesthesia, Program Director
Echocardiography, Steroids, Stress Response, Regional Techniques, Robotics
Richa Dhawan, MD - Assistant Professor
Echocardiography, Robotics, Heparin/Protamine
Academic Program:
Fellow Conferences Frequency: 3 per week
Type: Clinical, Research, Fellow Presentation, Journal Club
Extra-Institutional Educational Conference Support: 2 meetings per year
In the Previous 5 Years, Fellows were 1st or 2nd Author On:

Abstract: 22
Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles: 11
Book Chapters: 1
Other Publications: 7


Funding: Department/Institutional Funds
Dedicated Research Time: In general, a two-year fellowship is required if research training is desir
Echocardiography Instruction: Inside OR, specific rotation (duration one month) per ACGME requirements
Critical Care Rotation: One month per ACGME requirements
Formal Course Work Available in: Optional during elective months per ACGME requirements
Maximum Time in Non-OR Activities: 6 months out of 12 total months

Clinical Program:
Number of Cardiac Procedures with CPB Per Year: 400
Distribution of cases: 50% CABG/50% Valves
Average Number of CPB Procedures Per Trainee Per Year: 150
Number of Cardiac Procedures off-CPB Per Year: 40
Distribution of case: 100% CABG
Average Number of off-CPB Procedures Per Trainee Per Year: 20
Number of Non-Cardiac Thoracic Cases Per Year: 30
Number of Heart, Lung and Heart/Lung Transplants Per Year: 10
Number of Major Vascular Cases Per Year: 10
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