General Information:

Website: ClinicalFellowships/CardiothoracicFellowshipandResearchInformation

Participates in SF Match: Yes

Chair: James P. Rathmell, MD


Adult Cardiovascular Anesthesia Fellowship Director: Charles Nyman, M.B.B.Ch


Mailing Address:

75 Francis St
Boston MA, 02215

Phone: 617.525.7921
Fax: 617.582.6131

Program Coordinator: Laura Woods

Phone: 617.525.7921


General Program Information:

Our fellowship program has been in existence since 1992, and is currently ACGME accredited for up to six Fellows. The fellowship is either 12 months or 18 months depending on the educational and academic goals of the Fellow. We also have fellowships that combine basic science and/or clinical research in an 18- to 24-month program and a combined ACGME cardiothoracic/ICU two-year fellowship.

Number of positions: 6

Additional Fellowship Training Available: Clinical/Basic Research; Clinical/Clinical Research; Clinical Research; Basic Research

Annual Salary: $75,000

Number of Fellows Completing Training in Previous 5 Years: 30

Education Program:

Conference Available to Fellows:
Our entire didactic lecture schedule is focused on fellow education and is available to fellows via a web-based calendar. There are cardiac and thoracic anesthesia faculty and/or surgical faculty present at all lectures. Every Tuesday from 3-6pm is dedicated fellow education. This is a combination of clinical didactics, echocardiography and our progressive research curriculum. On Wednesdays fellows have grand rounds from 7-9am. From 7-8am is Cardiac Surgical High Risk Conference or Morbidity and Mortality Conference and from 8-9am is Cardiac Surgical Didactics. On Thursdays fellows have perioperative echo didactics from 3-4pm. Speakers for all didactic sessions come from our department and we invite speakers from different departments and institutions. Below is a two-month example of our didactic and lecture series.

Academic Fellow Activities:

In the previous 5 years, Fellows were 1st or 2nd Author on:

Abstracts: 32

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles: 18

Book Chapters: 19

QI Projects: 26

Clinical Program:

Total Number of Procedures: 7,243

Number of CPB Procedures: 1,226

Number of Cardiac Procedures: 1,287

Number of off-CPB Cardiac Procedures: 61

Non-Cardiac Thoracic Procedures: 3,200

Heart, Lung and Heart/Lung Transplants: 70

Major Vascular Procedures: 1,400

Operating Equipment Available: All of our cardiothoracic operating rooms are fully modernized. We have both hybrid operating rooms and hybrid cardiac catheterization labs for structural heart interventions. All of our echocardiography equipment is 3D imaging capable with quantitative analysis software and can co-register 3D images with fluoroscopy in the cardiac catheterization labs. All echocardiographic needs in the operating rooms, cardiac catheterization labs, and electrophysiology labs are performed by the cardiothoracic anesthesia team. We also have a very busy thoracic surgical service that incorporates all types of lung isolation and modern bronchoscopy. For more detailed information about what we have to offer please visit our website or contact Dr. Nyman directly at