General Information:


Participates in SF Match: Yes

Department Chair: Dan Berkowitz, MD

Adult Cardiovascular Anesthesia Fellowship Director: Matthew Townsley, MD FASE

Mailing Address:
UAB Department of Anesthesiology Fellowship Education Office
JT 941, 619 19th Street South
Birmingham, AL 35249

Phone: 205.996.9571

Program Coordinator: Ashley Garrett
Phone: 205.996.9571

General Program Information:

Number of positions: 5
Additional Fellowship Training Available: Although no specific research training program is utilized, any interested applicant may work with the Department Chair to secure specific arrangements.

Annual Salary: as determined by GME for appropriate PGY
Number of Fellows Completing Training in Previous 5 Years: 15

Education Program:

Conference Available to Fellows:

  • Weekly fellow didactic conferences
  • TEE review sessions
  • Weekly multidisciplinary TAVR conference
  • Continuous Quality Improvement conference within the division of Anesthesiology and Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Quarterly journal club

Academic Fellow Activities:

In the previous 5 years, Fellows were 1st or 2nd Author on:
Abstracts: 15 (All fellows present abstracts at the annual SCA meeting) 
Book Chapters:
QI Projects: 15 (All fellows complete a yearly QI Project) 

Clinical Program:

Total Number of Procedures: 3,000
Number of CPB Procedures: 1,800
Number of Cardiac Procedures: 2,400
Number of off-CPB Cardiac Procedures: 400
Non-Cardiac Thoracic Procedures: 800
Heart, Lung and Heart/Lung Transplants: 40-50

Operating Equipment Available: Philips Epiq 7 TEE Machines with up to date capabilities