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University of Ottawa Heart Institute


General Information:
Chair: Homer Yang, MD
Cardiothoracic/Cardiovascular Anesthesia Fellowship Director: Sean Dickie, MD
Mailing Address:
Cardiac Division of Anesthesiology 40 Ruskin Street, Room H2410
Application Process:
Eligibility criteria: completion of anesthesia residency in Canada, USA or European Union country. Trainees from other countries must have at least one year of training or practice in North America. Required documents: cover letter, CV and 3 reference letters to be sent to sdickie@ottawaheart.ca
General Program Information:
Number of positions: 2
Position(s) available 2012: 0
Position(s) available 2013: 0
Type(s) of Fellowship Training Avaible:
  • Clinical Clinical
Annual Salary: $72,000
Minimum Length of Training: 12 months
Number of CA-4/CA-5 Fellows Completing 12-24 Months Cardiothoracic/Cardiovascular Training in Previous 5 Years: 13
Benjamin Sohmer
Transesophageal Echocardiography; Medical Education
Bernard McDonald
Critical Care Medicine; Clinical Research
Charles Cattran
Critical Care Medicine; Medical Education
Chris Hudson
Transesophageal Echocardiography, Clinical Research
Donna Nicholson
Transesophageal Echocardiography; Residents Coordinator
James Robblee
Director of Cardiac Anesthesiology; Blood Utilization
Jean-Yves Dupuis
Critical Care Medicine; Clinical Epidemiology and Research
Mark Hynes
Transesophageal Echocardiography; Medical Education
Michael Bourke
Director of Critical Care Unit; Anesthesia Equipment
Peter Wilkes
Critical Care Medicine; Renal and Acid-Base Physiology
Sean Dickie
Transesophageal Echocardiography, Coagulation
Stephane Lambert
Transesophageal Echocardiography; Medical Education
Academic Program:
Fellow Conferences Frequency: 2 to 3 per week
Type: Clinical, Journal Club, Research and Echo Rounds
Extra-Institutional Educational Conference Support: 1 meeting per year or more for Fellows presenting abstracts
In the Previous 5 Years, Fellows were 1st or 2nd Author On:

Abstract: 2
Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles:
Book Chapters: 3
Other Publications:


Funding: Department Funds
Dedicated Research Time: Up to 2 days per week
Echocardiography Instruction: 8 weeks full time TEE training
Critical Care Rotation: 8 weeks
Formal Course Work Available in: by arrangement with University
Maximum Time in Non-OR Activities: 16 weeks

Clinical Program:
Number of Cardiac Procedures with CPB Per Year: 1350
Distribution of cases: 65% CABG, 30% valves, 5% thoracic aneurysm, 10% other (= congenital, pulmon
Average Number of CPB Procedures Per Trainee Per Year: 175
Number of Cardiac Procedures off-CPB Per Year: 700
Distribution of case: 20% OPCAB, 50% AICD, 20% AF ablation, 10% other (= percutaneaous ASD closur
Average Number of off-CPB Procedures Per Trainee Per Year: 50
Number of Non-Cardiac Thoracic Cases Per Year: 10
Number of Heart, Lung and Heart/Lung Transplants Per Year: 15
Number of Major Vascular Cases Per Year:
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