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University of Texas - Houston Medical School


General Information:
Chair: Carin Hagberg
Cardiothoracic/Cardiovascular Anesthesia Fellowship Director: Dr. Roy Sheinbaum
Mailing Address:
6431 Fannin MSB 5.020
Application Process:
Send CV to above address
General Program Information:
Number of positions: 4
Position(s) available 2017-18: 4
Type(s) of Fellowship Training Available:
  • Clinical Basic Research
  • Clinical Clinical
Annual Salary: variable
Minimum Length of Training: 12 months
Number of CA-4/CA-5 Fellows Completing 12-24 Months Cardiothoracic/Cardiovascular Training in Previous 5 Years: 15
Roy Sheinbaum, MD
CV Department Director
UT Anesthesia Vice-Chair
Expertise: TAAA, Circulatory Arrest, Aortic Dissections, TEVAR, TAVR, LVAD,OHT, Research.
Marty Giesecke, MD
Expertise: Resident Education, LVAD, OHT, CAB, TAVR
Ovidiu Moise, MD
Expertise: TEE, Valvular Surgery, Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery, OPCAB,TAAA, LVAD, OHT, Regional Anesthesia.
Sreelatha Panthayi, MD
Expertise: TEE, TAAA, CAB, Aortic dissections, OHT, LVAD, TAVR.
Tim Pawelek, MD
Expertise: TEE, TEVAR, CAB, OHT, LVAD, Thoracic Anesthesia, Regional Anesthesia.
Rodolpho Perez, MD
Expertise: Vascular Anesthesia, Patient Safety, TAVR, LVAD, CAB

Ali Shahen, MD
Expertise: OHT, LVAD, CAB, Resident education, Thoracic Anesthesia, TEVAR, EVAR.
Shaina Sheppard, MD
Expertise: Resident education, CAB, Vascular Anesthesia, Regional Anesthesia, Thoracic Anesthesia, TEVAR, EVAR.
John Zaki, MD
Expertise: TEE, LVAD, OHT, Regional Anesthesia, CAB

Shao Feng Zhou, MD
Expertise: Aortic Dissections, Circulatory Arrest, Vascular Anesthesia, CAB, TAAA, Research.
Academic Program:
Fellow Conferences Frequency: weekly
Type: topic presentation, literature and case reviews
Extra-Institutional Educational Conference Support: Medical School, Industry
In the Previous 5 Years, Fellows were 1st or 2nd Author On:


Abstract: 5
Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles:
Book Chapters: 2
Other Publications: 4




Dedicated Research Time: one month
Echocardiography Instruction: 1-2 months dedicated in echo lab; daily TEE case based discussions; interesting case presentations.
Critical Care Rotation: 1-2 months in CVICU
Formal Course Work Available in:
Maximum Time in Non-OR Activities: 20 %


Clinical Program:
Number of Cardiac Procedures with CPB Per Year: 900/1100
Distribution of cases: 55% CAB/combined, 20% Asc Arch,15% Valves,10% Cong
Average Number of CPB Procedures Per Trainee Per Year: 250
Number of Cardiac Procedures off-CPB Per Year: 200
Distribution of case: 75% TAAA, 25% OPCAB
Average Number of off-CPB Procedures Per Trainee Per Year: 50
Number of Non-Cardiac Thoracic Cases Per Year: 75
Number of Heart, Lung and Heart/Lung Transplants Per Year: 60
Number of Major Vascular Cases Per Year: 300
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