General Information:


Chair: Mark J. Lema, MD, PhD
Cardiothoracic/Cardiovascular Anesthesia Fellowship Director: Nader D. Nader, MD, PhD
Mailing Address:
Dept of Anesthesiology, Rm 203C 
3495 Bailey Ave
Buffalo, NY 14203

Phone: 716.862.8719
Fax: 716.862.6723

Application Process:

ABA trained anesthesiologist, lisenced in one state

General Program Information:

Number of positions: 2
Position(s) available 2012: 2
Position(s) available 2013: 2
Type(s) of Fellowship Training Available:

  • Clinical Clinical

Annual Salary: $54,000
Minimum Length of Training: 12 months
Number of CA-4/CA-5 Fellows Completing 12-24 Months Cardiothoracic/Cardiovascular Training in Previous 5 Years: 2


Katharina Doyle

Mont Stern

Nader D. Nader

Padmavathy Perala

Wendy Kaiser

Academic Program:

Fellow Conferences Frequency: 1/week
Type: Research, didactic lectures, journal clubs
Extra-Institutional Educational Conference Support: Dept/Intitutional funds
In the Previous 5 Years, Fellows were 1st or 2nd Author On:

Abstract: 14
Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles: 10
Book Chapters: 3

Echocardiography Instruction: intraoperative and 2 month echo lab
Critical Care Rotation: 1 month
Maximum Time in Non-OR Activities: 20%

Clinical Program:

Number of Cardiac Procedures with CPB Per Year: 1250
Distribution of cases: 75% CABG, 25% Valves, 0% Congenital
Average Number of CPB Procedures Per Trainee Per Year: 300
Number of Cardiac Procedures off-CPB Per Year: 150
Distribution of case: 50% off-pump CABG, 10% thoracic aneurysm
Average Number of off-CPB Procedures Per Trainee Per Year: 100
Number of Non-Cardiac Thoracic Cases Per Year: 300
Number of Heart, Lung and Heart/Lung Transplants Per Year: 10
Number of Major Vascular Cases Per Year: 1000