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Yale University School of Medicine


General Information:
Chair: Roberta L. Hines, M.D.
Cardiothoracic/Cardiovascular Anesthesia Fellowship Director: Raj Modak, MD
Mailing Address:
Raj Modak, MD Department of Anesthesiology Yale University School of Medicine 333 Cedar St.
New Haven
Application Process:
You will need to submit to Dr. Raj Modak (cc: marie.aritta@yale.edu): 1. Your CV 2. A Letter of Intent 3. 3 Letters of Reference including one from the residency program director 4. You' re in training grades including CB, CA1, CA2 and breakdown and board scores and copy of medical school diploma.
General Program Information:
Number of positions: 2
Position(s) available 2012:
Position(s) available 2013:
Type(s) of Fellowship Training Avaible:
  • Clinical Basic Research
  • Clinical Clinical
Annual Salary: $67,700
Minimum Length of Training: 12 months
Number of CA-4/CA-5 Fellows Completing 12-24 Months Cardiothoracic/Cardiovascular Training in Previous 5 Years: 11
Ala Haddadin, MD
Intensive Care, TEE
Gerard McCloskey, MD
TEE, Education
Irena Vaitkeviciute, MD
Paul G. Barash
Outcomes Research
Qing Bing Zhu, MD
Raj Modak, MD
Intensive Care, TEE, Stress Modulus
Robert Schoenberger
Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology
Roberta L. Hines, MD
Inodilators, Intensive Care
Susan Garwood, MD
Renal Function, 3D TEE
Terrence D. Rafferty, MD
O2/CO2 relationships, RVEF
Trevor Banack
Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology
Academic Program:
Fellow Conferences Frequency: One day per week dedicated educational day
Type: Clinical, Research, Fellow presentation, Journal Club
Extra-Institutional Educational Conference Support: 1 meeting per year
In the Previous 5 Years, Fellows were 1st or 2nd Author On:

Abstract: 4
Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles: 4
Book Chapters: 3
Other Publications:


Funding: Dept/Institutional Funds, Pharmaceutical/equipment industry grants
Dedicated Research Time: 1 day per week
Echocardiography Instruction: TTE: 1 month; TEE: 11 month
Critical Care Rotation: optional
Formal Course Work Available in:
Maximum Time in Non-OR Activities: 1 month out of 12 total months

Clinical Program:
Number of Cardiac Procedures with CPB Per Year: 900
Distribution of cases:
Average Number of CPB Procedures Per Trainee Per Year:
Number of Cardiac Procedures off-CPB Per Year:
Distribution of case: 60% CABG, 20% Valves, 20% Aneurysm
Average Number of off-CPB Procedures Per Trainee Per Year:
Number of Non-Cardiac Thoracic Cases Per Year: 300
Number of Heart, Lung and Heart/Lung Transplants Per Year: 12
Number of Major Vascular Cases Per Year: 400
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