General Information:


Participates in SF Match: Yes

Chair: Carlos B. Mantilla, MD PhD
Adult Cardiovascular Anesthesia Fellowship Director: Kent H. Rehfeldt, MD FASE
Mailing Address:
Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology Fellowship, MB 2-860
Mayo Clinic, 200 First Street SW
Rochester, MN 55905

Phone: 507.255.1246
Fax: 507.255.2939
Program Coordinator: Linda Anderson
Phone: 507.255.1246

General Program Information:

Number of positions: 3

Annual Salary: $62,702
Number of Fellows Completing Training in Previous 5 Years: 15

Education Program:

Conference Available to Fellows:

  • Cardiac anesthesia
  • Echo grand rounds
  • Echo fellow teaching conference
  • Cardiology grand rounds, anesthesiology grand rounds 


  • Cardiac anesthesia fellows' journal club
  • Anesthesiology departmental quality improvement

Academic Fellow Activities:

In the previous 5 years, Fellows were 1st or 2nd Author on:
Abstracts: 16
Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles: 25
Book Chapters: 
QI Projects: 5

Clinical Program:

Total Number of Procedures: 4,500 cardiac and thoracic cases annually
Number of CPB Procedures: 2,580
Number of Cardiac Procedures: 3,000
Number of off-CPB Cardiac Procedures: 150
Non-Cardiac Thoracic Procedures: 1,500
Heart, Lung and Heart/Lung Transplants: 45
Major Vascular Procedures: 500
Operating Equipment Available: Robotics, non-robotic minimally invasive, VADs, ECMO, total artificial heart, transcatheter valves (aortic, mitral, tricuspid, pulmonary).