General Information:


Participates in SF Match: Yes

Chair: Ellise Delphin, MD
Adult Cardiovascular Anesthesia Fellowship Director: Christopher Y. Tanaka, MD 
Mailing Address:
111 East 210th Street
Dept. Anesthesiology, 4th Fl, Silver Zone
Bronx, NY 10467

Phone: 718.920.4383
Fax: 718.653.2367
Program Coordinator: Debbie Lopez
Phone: 718.920.4383

General Program Information:

Number of positions: 3

Annual Salary: $70,000 + moonlighting opportunities
Number of Fellows Completing Training in Previous 5 Years: 15

Education Program:

Conference Available to Fellows:

  • Cardiothoracic anesthesiology fellow lectures
  • Departmental grand rounds
  • TEE Reading Rounds


  • Cardiothoracic surgery divisional morbidity and mortality conference
  • Departmental quality improvement and performance enhancement didactic series
  • Departmental Fellow's College (post-training career preparation including: personal finance, contract negotiation, litigation, etc)


  • Cardiac anesthesiology journal club
  • Cardiac anesthesiology complex case conference
  • Cardiac surgery wet lab


  • SCA Annual Meeting (reimbursed)
  • New York City TEE Conference

Academic Fellow Activities:

In the previous 5 years, Fellows were 1st or 2nd Author on:
Abstracts: 20
Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles: 8
Book Chapters: 5
QI Projects: all fellows complete a group performance enhancement project each year
Other Publications: 15

Clinical Program:

Total Number of Procedures: >1,300/year
Number of CPB Procedures: >800/year
Number of Cardiac Procedures: >1,000/year
Number of off-CPB Cardiac Procedures: >200/year (includes off-pump CABG, robot-assisted CABG)
Non-Cardiac Thoracic Procedures: >250/year
Heart, Lung and Heart/Lung Transplants: >40 heart transplants/year, >30 lung transplants/year, *>30 durable VAD implantations/year
Major Vascular Procedures: >100 (includes open and endovascular abdominal and thoracoabdominal aneurysm repairs; all spinal drains for vascular procedures placed by ACTA team)
Operating Equipment Available: State-of-the-art 3D echo machines- (intraprocedural TEE performed/interpreted by ACTA team for all adult cardiac surgeries and majority of structural heart cases-TAVR, LAA closure, Mitraclip, Angiovac; intraprocedural TTE performed/interpreted by ACTA for majority of TAVRs), point-of-care ultrasound machines, thromboelastography, cerebral oximetry, robotic surgery, hybrid operating room