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The Toronto General Hospital, University of Toronto


General Information:
Chair: Gerald O'Leary
Cardiothoracic/Cardiovascular Anesthesia Fellowship Director: Jane Heggie
Mailing Address:
Toronto General Hospital Department of Anesthesia 200 Elizabeth Street, 3EN-451
Application Process:
Letter of Intent (Specify time) Three letters of reference. Current CV (all information apart from reference letters can be sent electronically)
General Program Information:
Number of positions: 8
Position(s) available 2012: 0
Position(s) available 2013: 2
Type(s) of Fellowship Training Avaible:
  • Clinical Only
  • Clinical Clinical
Annual Salary: $75,000 CAD plus $5,000 educational allowance
Minimum Length of Training: 12 months
Number of CA-4/CA-5 Fellows Completing 12-24 Months Cardiothoracic/Cardiovascular Training in Previous 5 Years: 42
Annette Vegas
Director of Peri-operative TEE
George Djaiani
Neuroprotection & outcomes, OPCAB, genetics, TEE
Jacek Karski
Blood Conservation & Outcomes, TEE
Jane Heggie
Adult Congenital Heart Disease; Peri-operative TEE Teaching
Keyvan Karkouti
Blood Conservation, Epidemiology
Ludwik Fedorko
Neuroprotection & outcomes, genetics
Marcin Wasowicz
CVICU; Sedation and ICU; Cardiac Anesthesia
Massimiliano Meineri
3D TEE; Peri-operative TEE; Percutaneous valves and interventions
Rita Katznelson
Cardiac ananestehsia; CVICU and post operative delerium
Scott Beattie
Renal Protection, Epidemiology
Stuart McCluskey
Academic Program:
Fellow Conferences Frequency: Weekly
Type: TEE Reading and Didactic rounds for fellows
Extra-Institutional Educational Conference Support:
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Dedicated Research Time: 20%
Echocardiography Instruction: 30 clinical days per year of fellowship
Critical Care Rotation: evening calls in the CVICU approximately 5 per two month call cycle; Home c
Formal Course Work Available in: Didactic and TEE rounds
Maximum Time in Non-OR Activities: CVICU one week in 8

Clinical Program:
Number of Cardiac Procedures with CPB Per Year: 1400
Distribution of cases: 40% CABG, 50 %Valves, 10% Congenital
Average Number of CPB Procedures Per Trainee Per Year: 140
Number of Cardiac Procedures off-CPB Per Year: <50
Distribution of case:
Average Number of off-CPB Procedures Per Trainee Per Year: <10
Number of Non-Cardiac Thoracic Cases Per Year: 500
Number of Heart, Lung and Heart/Lung Transplants Per Year: 140
Number of Major Vascular Cases Per Year: 200
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