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University of Minnesota Medical School Cardiac Anesthesiology Fellowship


General Information:
Chair: M. Wall 
Email: mhwall@umn.edu
Cardiothoracic/Cardiovascular Anesthesia Fellowship Director: Ioanna Apostolidou, MD
Email: apost015@umn.edu
Mailing Address:
Department of Anesthesiology, B515 Mayo MMC 294 420 Delaware Street, SE
Application Process:
To apply for the 2015- 2016 University of Minnesota Anesthesiology Department's Cardiovascular Fellowship Program you must be a fully certified American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA) anesthesiologist or be board-eligible before fellowship training begins. You will also need to obtain a Minnesota Permanent License and DEA License prior to training. If you would like to be considered for a fellowship position, please send the application materials listed below: * Fellowship Application (Found on department website) * A current curriculum vitae * Brief personal statement explaining your interest in pursuing this fellowship position and your plans for after completion of the fellowship * Performance Evaluations from your residency, specifically any CV rotations. * The results of your two most recent ABA/ASA in-training examinations and USMLE Steps 1-3 Inquiries should be sent to the Cardiovascular Anesthesia Fellowship Director: Dr. Ioanna Apostolidou, apost015@umn.edu, 612-624-9990 All application materials should be sent to the Fellowship Coordinator: Mike Hahne, hahne007@umn.edu, 612-625-4116
General Program Information:
Number of positions: 1
Position(s) available 2012: 1
Position(s) available 2013: 1
Type(s) of Fellowship Training Available:
  • Clinical Only
  • Clinical Basic Research
  • Clinical Clinical
Annual Salary: Competitive
Minimum Length of Training: 12 months
Number of CA-4/CA-5 Fellows Completing 12-24 Months Cardiothoracic/Cardiovascular Training in Previous 5 Years:
Lin, Shau-Shau
Herr, Christine
Konia, Mojca
Hutchins, Jacob
Prielipp, Richard
Wall, Mike
Schmitt, Michael
Miranda, Allen
Academic Program:
Fellow Conferences Frequency: 1 per week
Type: Clinical, Research, Fellow presentation, Journal Club, TEE
Extra-Institutional Educational Conference Support: 1-2 meetings per year
In the Previous 5 Years, Fellows were 1st or 2nd Author On:


Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles:
Book Chapters:
Other Publications:




Funding: Department/Institutional Funds
Dedicated Research Time: 0-2 months
Echocardiography Instruction: Inside OR, specific rotation (duration 1-2 months)
Critical Care Rotation: 1 month rotation in cardiac ICU, additional month optional as elecive
Formal Course Work Available in:
Maximum Time in Non-OR Activities: 0-2 months out of 12 total months


Clinical Program:
Number of Cardiac Procedures with CPB Per Year: 400
Distribution of cases: 40% CABG, 20% Valves, 30% Congenital, 10% VADs
Average Number of CPB Procedures Per Trainee Per Year:
Number of Cardiac Procedures off-CPB Per Year:
Distribution of case:
Average Number of off-CPB Procedures Per Trainee Per Year: 10
Number of Non-Cardiac Thoracic Cases Per Year: 700
Number of Heart, Lung and Heart/Lung Transplants Per Year: 60
Number of Major Vascular Cases Per Year: 60
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