General Information:

Chair: Gerard Manecke, M.D.
Cardiothoracic/Cardiovascular Anesthesia Fellowship Director: Dalia Banks, M.D.
Mailing Address:
Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology Fellowship Department of Anesthesiology 9300 Campus Point Drive #7651
La Jolla
(858) 657-7416
(858) 657-5014

Application Process:

Request application materials from the Department Website. Submit them to the address above Attn: Dalia Banks,M.D. You can download the application forum from website as well as register through

General Program Information:

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

  • Clinical Only
  • Clinical Basic Research
  • Clinical Clinical

Annual Salary: $57,635 (2011-2012 Salary)
Minimum Length of Training: 12 months
Number of CA-4/CA-5 Fellows Completing 12-24 Months Cardiothoracic/Cardiovascular Training in Previous 5 Years: 10


Byron Fergerson
Dalia Banks, M.D.
David Roth, M.D.
Basic CV Physiology Resarch
Dr Liem Nguyen, MD
Dr. Joel Kaplan,M.D.
Editor in Chief of Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
Dr. Mark Mitchell, M.D.
Dr. Ramon Sanchez,M.D.
TEE, PTE, Liver transplant
Dr. Tim Maus, MD
non-invasive cardiac monitors, TEE, 3D
Dr.Gerard Manecke, M.D.
TEE, PTE, Non Invasive Monitoring

Academic Program:

Fellow Conferences Frequency: 2 per week,
Type: Clinical , TEE, Fellow Presentation, Monthy Journal Club
Extra-Institutional Educational Conference Support: 1-2 meeting per year
In the Previous 5 Years, Fellows were 1st or 2nd Author On:


Abstract: 3
Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles: 7
Book Chapters:
Other Publications:



Funding: Departmental
Dedicated Research Time: 2 month if eligible
Echocardiography Instruction: TEE weekly, Dedicated 2 month TEE
Critical Care Rotation: 1
Formal Course Work Available in:
Maximum Time in Non-OR Activities: 4

Clinical Program:

Number of Cardiac Procedures with CPB Per Year: 800
Distribution of cases: 35% CABG,25% valves, 40% Pulmonary Thromboendarterectomy
Average Number of CPB Procedures Per Trainee Per Year: >150
Number of Cardiac Procedures off-CPB Per Year: >50
Distribution of case:
Average Number of off-CPB Procedures Per Trainee Per Year: >30
Number of Non-Cardiac Thoracic Cases Per Year: 150
Number of Heart, Lung and Heart/Lung Transplants Per Year: 40
Number of Major Vascular Cases Per Year: