General Information:

Website: https://education.ochsner.org/gme
Faculty List: 

  1. Dr. David Broussard - Department Chairman
  2. Dr. Jason Falterman - Cardiac Anesthesia Section Head
  3. Dr. George Gilly
  4. Dr. Logan Kosarek - Associate Program Director
  5. Dr. Jacob Lessing
  6. Dr. Chris Owen
  7. Dr. Jay Trusheim
  8. Dr. Mike Truxillo
  9. Dr. Kelly Ural - Program Director

Participates in SF Match: Yes

Chair: David Broussard, MD
Email: dabroussard@ochsner.org
Adult Cardiovascular Anesthesia Fellowship Director: Kelly Ural, MD
Email: kural@ochsner.org
Mailing Address:
1514 Jefferson Hwy
New Orleans, LA 70121

Phone: 504.842.3755
Fax: 504.842.2036
Program Coordinator: Lana Schiro
Phone: 504.842.3161
Email: laschiro@ochsner.org


General Program Information:

Number of positions: 2
Additional Fellowship Training Available: None

Annual Salary: $59,560
Number of Fellows Completing Training in Previous 5 Years: 6


Education Program:

Conference Available to Fellows:

Fellows attend conference weekly from 6:30 - 7:30 am on Wednesday mornings. Conference covers a range of topics in cardiothoracic anesthesiology and transesophageal echocardiography. There are also quarterly multi-disciplinary journal clubs and occasional patient safety conferences held with our general anesthesia group. Daily echo reading sessions are given during each of the 2 month long echo rotations. Fellows are expected to attend the annual SCA meeting and are given funding to do so.


Academic Fellow Activities:

In the previous 5 years, Fellows were 1st or 2nd Author on:
Abstracts: 4
Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles: 4
Book Chapters: 1
QI Projects: 6 (all fellows are required to participate in QI projects)
Other Publications: 3


Clinical Program:

Number of CPB Procedures: 325
Number of off-CPB Cardiac Procedures: 200 (includes TAVR)
Non-Cardiac Thoracic Procedures: 500
Heart, Lung and Heart/Lung Transplants: 65-70
Operating Equipment Available: Phillips 3D TEE machines - Epiq 7; rapid TEG; Hepcon HMS