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St. Michael's Hospital, University of Toronto


General Information:
Chair: Dr J Laffey (Chief)
Cardiothoracic/Cardiovascular Anesthesia Fellowship Director: Dr Han Kim
Mailing Address:
Department of Anaesthesia 30 Bond Street
416 864 5071
416 664 6014
Application Process:
Letter of Intent and Curriculum Vitae (Fax / Mail / email)
General Program Information:
Number of positions: 4
Position(s) available 2012:
Position(s) available 2013:
Type(s) of Fellowship Training Avaible:
  • Clinical Only
  • Clinical Clinical
Annual Salary: Cdn $100K
Minimum Length of Training: 12 months
Number of CA-4/CA-5 Fellows Completing 12-24 Months Cardiothoracic/Cardiovascular Training in Previous 5 Years: 24
Dr Claude Tousignant
TEE, TTE, CVICU, RV dysfunction, Tissue Doppler Imaging
Dr David Mazer
TEE, Clinical Research, CVICU
Dr Han Kim
TTE and TEE simulation, 3D TEE
Dr James Baker
TEE, TTE, Major Vascular, Blood Conservation
Dr Jeff Dickson
TEE, Major Vascular
Dr Ken Lin
Dr Mark Kataoka
TEE, TTE, Medical Director CVICU
Dr Patricia Houson
TEE, CVICU, Hospital Vice President (Education)
Academic Program:
Fellow Conferences Frequency: Once weekly
Type: Cardiovascular
Extra-Institutional Educational Conference Support: Salary support
In the Previous 5 Years, Fellows were 1st or 2nd Author On:

Abstract: 5
Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles: 8
Book Chapters:
Other Publications:


Dedicated Research Time: Up to 3 months in an optional second year
Echocardiography Instruction: 3 months dedicated time
Critical Care Rotation: 3 months
Formal Course Work Available in: Didactic Weekly Rounds
Maximum Time in Non-OR Activities:

Clinical Program:
Number of Cardiac Procedures with CPB Per Year: 1150
Distribution of cases: 55% CABG, 40% Valve, 5% Thoracic Aorta
Average Number of CPB Procedures Per Trainee Per Year: 100
Number of Cardiac Procedures off-CPB Per Year:
Distribution of case: 90% CPB, 5% TAVI, 5% vascular
Average Number of off-CPB Procedures Per Trainee Per Year:
Number of Non-Cardiac Thoracic Cases Per Year: 15
Number of Heart, Lung and Heart/Lung Transplants Per Year:
Number of Major Vascular Cases Per Year: 30
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